10:33AM, Tuesday 04 June 2013
JD Wetherspoon will open its first licensed bar and restaurant at a service station on the M40.
It will open at Extra Motorway Service Area on the M40 (junction 2) at Beaconsfield.
The venue, due to open by December, has permission to operate 24 hours a day. The licence allows it to serve alcohol from 8am until 1am seven days a week.
More than £2m will be spent on the development which will create 50 jobs.
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “We are looking forward to opening our first licensed bar and restaurant on the motorway network.
“The company has always been innovative and this is an exciting new development for us.
“Hopefully it will be the first of many Wetherspoon’s on the motorway.”
Andrew Long, CEO of Extra MSA Group, said: “Extra continues to invest in further improvements to its chain of MSAs and is committed to providing increased choice and competition for all customers on the motorway network.
“We are pleased to be working closely with JD Wetherspoon as an important new edition to Extra’s substantial complementary range of major and popular tenant partner brands.”
Wetherspoon’s will serve food, coffee and other hot drinks, together with a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks at all times.
The licence was granted by South Bucks District Council Licensing Authority.
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