JD WETHERSPOON is set to spend £3million building a brand new pub with a posh roof garden – with an army of bouncers and CCTV cameras keeping watch over noisy customers.

Tim Martin’s chain has been given the go-ahead to turn a former Poundworld store in Basildon, Essex into a two-storey pub.

JD Wetherspoons is set to spend £3million building a brand new pub (stock image)


JD Wetherspoons is set to spend £3million building a brand new pub (stock image)Credit: Alamy
Plans have been revealed for a £3million Spoons in Basildon


Plans have been revealed for a £3million Spoons in BasildonCredit: Basildon Council

Basildon Council approved JD Wetherspoon’s plans for an open bar with a roof terrace and dining and drinking areas on Monday.

The venue will open from 7am to 12.30am on weekdays and 7am to 1.30am during weekends and Bank Holidays.

But customers will only be able to enjoy their pints in the outdoor beer garden from 7am to 11pm, whatever the day of the week.

JD Wetherspoon is building the pub to replace its former Basildon venue The Moon on the Square, which has closed and is set to be demolished.

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The new pub was approved by the council after it published a 142-page noise impact assessment.

Bodycam-wearing bouncers are set to police punters during peak hours, with JD Wetherspoon pledging a “zero tolerance policy” towards noisy customers.

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In March the chain said: “The company does not offer irresponsible drinks promotions.

“The nature of our food and drink offer and the competitive pricing structure encourages a broad range of customers including families and pensioners.

“This assists in creating an atmosphere in which troublesome customers do not feel comfortable.

“These premises will not offer music which would encourage a younger clientele.”

JD Wetherspoon added: “At peak times, the area will be monitored by door supervisors who will prevent access to avoid overcrowding.

“The company will operate a zero tolerance policy towards poor customer behaviour.

“Full digital CCTV coverage of the premises including all external areas will be provided.

“Bodycams are also provided which link into the main CCTV

It comes after a disgruntled worker revealed the inside of a Wetherspoons kitchen – including snaps of mouldy cheese, puddles of brown liquid, out-of-date food and filthy microwaves.

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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