The company said until final orders on Tuesday all of its pubs entering Tier 3 in London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will serve real ales at 99p a pint.
Wetherspoon spokesperson Eddie Gershon said: “We should throw out any real unsold beer in pubs that are upgrading to level 3, so it makes sense that our customers could enjoy it at even higher than normal prices in which ads will be affected. ”
The tighter restrictions will take effect from Wednesday, when Level 3 pubs are to remain closed, except for take-out, drive-thru and delivery only.
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Channel’s chairman Tim Martin, a vocal critic of the measures, told talkRadio on Monday that the move amounted to a “lockdown under another name.”
“I think it’s maybe over 650,000 people in pubs and the hospitality industry alone out of work – it’s probably the workforce in Liverpool and Manchester, for example, and for no health benefit. – not that I can see. ”
The British Beer & Pub Association said 56,000 jobs in the sector were now at risk in London alone, with all 3,680 pubs in the capital being forced to close except for take-out.
Earlier this month, Mr Martin said he would keep eight of his pubs open in Wales, effectively serving as cafes in Cardiff, Newport, Caernarfon, Cwmbran, Mold and Wrexham, after the Welsh government shut down prohibits the sale of alcohol in reception areas.