Hove’s Wetherspoon pub put up for sale

Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 10:35 am

The Cliftonville – the Wetherspoon pub in George Street, Hove


The only Wetherspoon pub in Hove is being put up for sale as the chain looks to offload dozens its sites nationally.

The Cliftonville Inn in George Street is one of 32 pubs now on the market. The brochure says there’s a potential to create a roof terrace on the first floor.

It’s being sold with all its fixtures and fittings, except tills and IT equipment. Wetherspoon holds a commercial lease on the site, currently set at £103,000 a year, which expires in 2032.

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The brochure says: “Fixtures and fittings with the exception of all tills, IT equipment, leased and branded items can be included as part of the sale should they be required.

“Stock will be removed from the premises prior to completion.

“Interested parties are asked to undertake discreet customer visits in the first instance. No formal viewings will be permitted unless arranged through the joint selling agents Savills and CBRE.

“Under no circumstances should any direct approach be made to any [Wetherspoon] staff.”

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon told The Caterer: “On occasion Wetherspoon does put some of its pubs up for sale.

“This is a commercial decision. We understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with it. The pubs will continue to operate as Wetherspoon outlets until they are sold.”

Wetherspoon’s other pubs in the city – The Post and Telegraph in North Street, The Brighthelmstone in West Street and the West Quay in Brighton Marina, are not up for sale.

  1. Catherine Reply

    Thank god. Full of alcoholics (from outside of hove) from early in the morning. Hopefully gets converted into a high end restaurant – be good to have options beyond Etch and Rockwater. Even an organic cafe would be great

  2. Christopher H Reply

    I thought the roof had potential when helping with the adjacent, trashed mural. I saw the roof from a high-rise vessel. Wetherspoons is paying the price of supporting brexit.

  3. Christopher H Reply

    My name got eluded when making that post. It is Christopher Hawtree.

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      Wtf has it gotta do with brexit you reprobate?

  4. Punter23 Reply

    Shame to see the Spoons go

  5. Some Guy Reply

    A fixture of my youth but definitely seen better days. Amazing that such a consistently busy pub doesn’t turn enough profit!

  6. Peter Poole Reply

    A real shame, I go there a lot and dislike the snobbish comments posted here. Good cheap ale & affordable food plus long opening hours. The yuppy types have plenty of places to go in Brighton & Hove already, do they really need another? That said, I understand it’s a commercial decision to do with the lease but I hope they will reconsider.

  7. leanne Reply

    Hopefully gets converted into affordable housing for people on benefits

  8. michael barry Reply

    THEY ‘RE SHUTTING THE WRONG ONE IF YOU ASK ME THAT AWFUL ONE IN WEST STREET SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE CHOP

  9. michael barry Reply

    I DON ‘T LIKE THE COMMENT FROM THAT CATHERINE WOMAN THAT IT ‘S FULL OF ALCOHOLICS ALL DAY SHE PROBABLY SPENDS HER TIME IN PONCEY COFFEE SHOPS WITH THE OTHER LUVVIES WE CAN ‘T ALL AFFORD £5 FOR A COFFEE SHE OUGHT TO VISIT IT BEFORE IT SHUTS FOR FOOD , DRINK AND INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION

  10. michael barry Reply

    AND HOW DOES CATHERINE KNOW THEY COME FROM OUTSIDE HOVE DOES SHE MAN THE BORDER THANK YOU SO MUCH

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