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Wells JD Wetherspoon opens soon

By ruth_ovens_1  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

Wells JD Wetherspoon opens soon
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THE new JD Wetherspoon in Wells will open on Tuesday.

The company has spent £1.6 million redeveloping the outlet on the site of the old Wells Emporium for antiques and interiors, in Priory Road.

The pub, is called The Quarter Jack, after the famous astronomical clock in the north transept of Wells Cathedral, which is considered to be the second oldest clock in the British Isles,

When the clock strikes every 15 minutes, jousting knights rush around the clock and the Quarter Jack, named Jack Blandiver, bangs the quarter hours with his heels.

The will be managed by Shiv Sincock.

She said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to Wells’ community.”

Not everyone in Wells has been happy about the opening of the new pub.

Publican David Poeti from the city’s Rose and Crown said: “I think that the opening of a Wetherspoon pub is scandalous and it is one of the worst things that has happened in Wells.

“It will drain customers from all the cafes, pubs and restaurants.”

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