Belfast Telegraph

Fury as Wetherspoons opens pub on a motorway

A pub chain has been accused of putting "profits before sense" after opening a new outlet at a motorway service station.

The move sends motorists "all the wrong signals", an alcohol charity has warned.

Alcohol Concern said the new JD Wetherspoon pub on the M40 was a "backwards step".

The Hope And Champion will be open from 4am to 1am, seven days a week, in the Extra Motorway Service Area at junction 2 of the M40 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

The company has spent more than £1.1m on the pub – the first to be opened at a motorway service area– which will sell real ale and hot drinks.

Belfast Telegraph