A Wetherspoon pub in Romford has closed its doors to customers for the final time.

The World’s Inn, in South Street, had its last trading day yesterday (April 16).

Eddie Gershon, spokesperson for Wetherspoon, said in a statement that the pub has now closed and it remains on the market.

The watering hole was described as “part of the established late-night pitch in Romford” in Savills' online listing.

No redundancies are said to be taking place and Mr Gershon confirmed that the staff are being offered jobs in other Wetherspoon pubs.

Mr Gershon offered his gratitude to the customers and assured that the company will continue to run The Moon and Stars pub that is on the same street.

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He said: “We would like to thank the pub’s staff for their excellent work over the years and customers for their loyalty.

"This is a commercial decision by the company. Wetherspoon, like many other companies in the hospitality sector, will put properties up for sale.”

The Wetherspoon chain operates around 800 pubs across the UK and Ireland but has put a number up for sale in recent months.

In November last year, the chain reported its sales had fallen by 1.1 per cent compared to trading prior to the Covid pandemic.