Following rumours on social media Stafford FM can confirm the Butlers Bell pub in Stafford is up for sale. The property which is currently owned by JD Wetherspoon will remain open until a buyer is found.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We can confirm that The
Butlers Bell in Stafford has been put up for sale.
“We totally understand that our loyal customers and staff will be disappointed with this decision. However, Wetherspoon, does on occasion, put some of its pubs up for sale.
It is a commercial decision taken by the company taken after long consideration. The pub will continue to trade as normal until a buyer is found.
“We have told our staff that if the pub is sold and they do not transfer to the purchaser, then we would look to redeploy our employees at other Wetherspoon pubs in the region.”
The Butlers Bell became the 2nd JD Wetherspoon in the town, joining The Picture House on Bridge Street. The pub currently has unique caged seating areas, a landscaped outdoor beer garden with outdoor bar and a display of shoe moulds which serves as a great memorial to the likes of Lotus shoe which once traded in the town.
The pub is rated 7th top venue for quick bites to eat in Stafford on TripAdvisor, with the news coming as a shock to many.
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