Wetherspoons ‘will not open for Christmas’

New Wetherspoons pub is being constructed at Harbour Road.

New Wetherspoons pub is being constructed at Harbour Road. - Credit: Archant

Portishead’s new Wetherspoons pub will not be open before Christmas, the company has told the Times this week.

Its new premises, along with shops Home Bargains and Majestic Wine, is being built off Harbour Road.

Construction has been taking place throughout the year, but while the shops are expected to be open within weeks, the pub does not have an opening date planned. However, Wetherspoons says work is still progressing and has announced the new pub will be called The Posset Cup.

Wetherspoons tends to give its pubs names which relate to the area the business is based. It considered nine options, including The Compass Rose, The Gold Anchor and The Old Sea Bank.

Posset has been linked with the town since the creation of the Domesday Book and there are several modern day links too.

Portishead Town football Club’s nickname is the Posset and the Posset Pieces is a twice-yearly publication about the town.

The shops and pub are being built by Loc8 Developments, which also built the town’s Lidl, Travelodge and Subway.

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Its managing director, Mark Kennedy, said the shops could be open by the end of the month.

A Wetherspoons spokesman said: “The developer is undertaking the initial building works and when that is completed Wetherspoons will then be in a position to start developing the site.

“At present there are no on site or opening dates, so it will not open for Christmas.”