Is a JD Wetherspoon Free House coming to Ely?

Is a JD Wetherspoon Free House coming to Ely?


It has been confirmed today that Kings Ely has sold a former boarding on St Mary’s Street in Ely.

Chief Operating Officer of King’s Ely, Mark Hart said in a statement, “We can confirm the sale of a former boarding house at 24, St Mary’s Street, Ely as part of the ongoing strategic consolidation and development of the King’s Ely site. It was acquired in the mid-1980s as a boarding house but has always had an unsatisfactory layout and did not meet the requirements of modern boarding, and was closed three years ago and put on the open market towards the end of last year.”

Although the actual buyer has not been confirmed, a rumour has started that free house company, JD Wetherspoon is acquiring the property to add to their list of estate properties throughout the UK.

Spotted in Ely contacted local estates representative for JD Wetherspoon, Josh Allen, who said he could not confirm or deny the purchase of the property but they are currently looking at the possibility of opening in Ely. Ely is looking to national chains to help generate footfall into the City.

JD Wetherspoon was established in 1979 and since grown to one of the UK and Irelands biggest service industry businesses serving drinks and food and now also has a chain of hotels.

Watch this space!! We will keep you up to date on this exciting development.

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