JD Wetherspoon could open first hotel in North Wales


JD Wetherspoon is set to expand one of its pubs in North Wales into a hotel, which would mark the first one from the popular UK chain in the region.

The Pen Cob pub in Pwllheli could undergo a major extension with the potential development of a hotel above the pub and restaurant.

While no official plans have been submitted to Gwynedd Council, JD Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said that the brand’s hotels ‘have proven very popular’.

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JD Wetherspoon, who owns more than 1,000 outlets in the UK and Ireland, opened the Pen Cob in Pwllheli in December 2013.

In August, the company also purchased a vacant building behind the pub to expand the restaurant and develop a beer garden.

Jonathan Roberts, Pwllheli councillor said that the area ‘desperately needs extra bedrooms’ and this development could a boost for many local businesses.

He said: “These plans have been in the pipeline for some time now and I can only welcome this development.”