Ditch Wetherspoons in favour of local boozers
July 4 marked the reopening of pubs in Britain, after nearly four months with their doors firmly shut.
Smartly named app “Neverspoons” came about to help support independent pubs rather than the controversial chain Wetherspoons.
On the app, you can view a map which shows local independent pubs with a green pin and Wetherspoons with a red pin. You can also see a full list of nearby Wetherspoon pubs, and you’ll be given a variety of alternatives, including how long it’ll take to walk there from your current location.
The app’s creators say they developed Neverspoons because of the pub chain’s response to the crisis of the last few months. It came under heavy criticism in March for refusing to pay suppliers until lockdown had ended and encouraging unpaid staff to take jobs at Tesco. #NeverSpoons has even been trending on Twitter.
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“There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings, now derelict, that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities,” said app developer Shane Jones. “If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it’s done the job I intended it to.”
Find out more about ‘Neverspoons’ and download the app here.