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The Newark Advertiser went out to seek opinions on Wetherspoons announcing the closure of the Sir John Arderne in Newark

Following the recent news of Wetherspoons closing its pub in Newark town centre, the Advertiser went out to find out people’s views.

Sir John Arderne ­— part of the Wetherspoons chain ­— near the Market Place has been serving people for many years.

And the people the Advertiser spoke to all agreed that the pub's closure was a loss to the town.

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Phil Collins (63317209)

“Lots of people go there, people come to the town and it is a good place to have an alright meal for a reasonable price. It's just a big loss. It’s like when Marks and Spencer closed down, things went down from there,” said Maurine Lavin.

Diane Byrne said: “I feel sorry for the elderly people, they go in for early morning coffee and tea and to catch up with friends and there’s nowhere else to go.”

Overall, people said that they do not believe the pub will open doors in another location in the town, but all admitted that it would be the best decision if they do.

Keith Fowkes said: “It’s been open for a long time, it’s always busy and it is an historical feature in the town. The main thing is people losing their jobs.”

The pub will continue to trade as normal its closure.

A closing date hasn't been officially announced.

What do you think of the pub closure? Do you believe that Wetherspoons will open doors again in Newark in different premises?

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