WETHERSPOON has put one of its most popular pubs in the conurbation up for sale for a seven-figure sum. 

Bosses at the national pub chain announced earlier this year they were going to be closing down The Quay in Poole

However, it will only close down once the waterfront premise has been sold – meaning the exact date is unknown. 

Estate agent Savills is now marketing the pub two months after the shock announcement and it’s on the market for in excess of £1.75m. 

Bournemouth Echo: The Quay, Wetherspoon, Poole

Available for a long leasehold expiring in 2121 at a peppercorn rent, The Quay comes with the ground and part first floor of the five storey property. 

Outside, the sale will come with a beer terrace which is held by way of a separate pavement licence.

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Savills described Poole as an “exclusive and popular tourist destination on the south coast”, adding: “The Quay occupies a prominent position in an exclusive waterside location which forms part of the Old Town of Poole.  

“The surrounding area is made up of a mix of prime residential and commercial properties with occupiers nearby including the Oriel Restaurant, the Jolly Sailor public house (Greene King), the Lord Nelson (Hall & Woodhouse), Tesco Express, Banana Wharf, the Poole Arms (Stonegate Pub Company) and the Portsmouth Hoy (Hall & Woodhouse).” 

Bournemouth Echo: The Quay, Wetherspoon, Poole

Any adaptations for the building would have to be given consent by BCP Council as the building is Grade II listed and in a conservation area. 

The site has a licence to sell alcohol until 12.30am Sunday to Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday. 

It remains why Wetherspoon has put one of its most popular pubs on the market and the firm declined to comment when asked by the Echo. 

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “Wetherspoon does, on occasion, put some of its pubs up for sale, and this is the case here.  

“The pub will continue to trade until it is sold.” 

On the announcement of its closure in February, pubgoers were left disappointed by the news. 

Tony Vickerstaff, 60, said it will be a “real shame” to see the pub close as he often takes his elderly mother there to socialise. 

Meanwhile Patricia Sage, 79, said a Wetherspoon is “one of few places you can comfortably sit alone by yourself”. 

Elsewhere, Wetherspoon still continues to try and sell its Christopher Creeke site in Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth

The chain closed this pub in March 2022 and it has been left empty since.