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’.
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.”