Wetherspoon abandons Wirral pub development
Pub chain Wetherspoon has abandoned its redevelopment of the Master Mariner pub in New Brighton with the site to be put up for sale, the group has confirmed.
The pub group was reported to have planned a £3m revamp and extension into the adjoining Lacy's bar but will no longer proceed with the project for "commercial" reasons.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: "Wetherspoon can confirm that it has stopped redevelopment work at the Master Mariner pub (New Brighton) and will not progress with the work. The building and the land is to be put up for sale.
"All staff will continue to work at other Wetherspoon pubs and there will be no redundancies as a result of the pub being sold. This is a commercial decision by Wetherspoon.
"The company remains committed to the Wirral and have a number of pubs in the region, including the recently opened pub in Heswall."