A Wetherspoon pub in Weston-super-Mare town centre is to close for good – after months of being shut during the Government lockdown.
The Dragon Inn in Regent Street was forced to shut its doors at the end of last year due to the pandemic.
Now bosses at the pub chain have revealed the inn will not re-open, despite restrictions being lifted this month to allow indoor hospitality to reopen.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We can confirm that we have served the break in our lease and won’t be reopening the Dragon Inn.
“We would like to thank our loyal customers for their support over the years as well as the excellent staff who worked at the pub.
“All staff have been offered alternative jobs at Wetherspoon pubs in the region.”
The pub, which has been run by Wetherspoon for the last 15 years, was a popular haunt with visitors and locals in the town and often used as a ‘warm up’ venue for a night out.
The pub chain also owns the Cabot Court Hotel on the seafront which will remain open.
Mr Gershon said: “Wetherspoon will still have a presence in the town with its pub, Cabot Court Hotel.”
Wetherspoon own other pubs in North Somerset including the Glassmaker in Nailsea and The Posset Cup in Portishead.
Mr Gershon said no other pub closures are planned in the area.