Glasshouse to Glassmaker

CONTROVERSY surrounding the re-naming of a popular Nailsea pub has led to its new owner bending to public pressure.

National pub chain JD Wetherspoon which has bought The Glasshouse, at Crown Glass Place, wanted to call it The Mizzymead, but people in the town said it would be confusing as there is already a social club with the name in Mizzymead Rise.

The derelict inn will now become The Glassmaker after a �1.3 million extension and refit.

It will open in March, creating 40 new jobs.

The Times reported earlier this month that pub signs had already gone up but residents in the town said the pub would always be known as ‘The Glass’.

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And officials at The Mizzymead Sports and Social Club contacted Wetherspoon to complain.

Wetherspoon spokesman, Eddie Gershon, said: “It would have been unfair of us to tread on the social club’s toes.”

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Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson, said: “We are delighted to be on site at the new pub in Nailsea and looking forward to opening in March.

“We believe The Glassmaker will be an asset to the area and be welcomed by people in the town.”

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