JD Wetherspoon plc today confirmed that the Chapel-an-Gansblydhen pub in Bodmin is on the market for the second time in recent years.
A spokesperson for the pub giant told CornwallLive he knew staff and loyal customers would be disappointed with the news about the Fore Street venue.
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When the company started working for £ 1million on the pub in 2006, it said it would be one of its flagship establishments.
It opened two years later in 2008, and has since been described as the best chain pub in the country by TripAdvisor reviewers.
Today the pub, housed in a former Wesleyan chapel from 1840, has 265 TripAdvisor reviews with an average of four stars.
The pub was originally on the market in March 2019, and there have been desperate calls from locals to save it.
A petition has even been launched called “Help Save Bodmin Wetherspoons”.
Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin then visited the pub and changed his mind about the sale. More than two and a half years later, it is back on the market.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said the company knew its loyal staff and customers would be “disappointed with the decision.”
He said: “We can confirm that the company has put their pub up for sale in Bodmin.
“The pub was previously for sale but was later taken off the market.
“It will continue as a Wetherspoon ad until it is sold.
“We know our loyal staff and customers will be disappointed with the decision, but Wetherspoon does put some of its ads up for sale from time to time. “
The pub is in the market with Savills and you can view the listing here.
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