JD Wetherspoon responds to rumours over New Dolphin Hotel

JD Wetherspoon has not bought the New Dolphin Hotel in Honiton, a company spokesperson has said this morning (August 20).

Responding to claims that the national pub chain was behind the purchase, the company said: “No, Wetherspoon has not acquired this site.”

East Devon News.co.uk revealed yesterday that sole agent Rapleys had confirmed the sale had been completed and that the High Street property is no longer on the market.

It is understood that the Grade II listed hotel, which formerly traded as Montgomery’s Hotel, is in local ownership.

The property is still listed online as ‘sold subject to contract’, but Rapleys said this information is now out of date.

East Devon News.co.uk believes the sale was completed earlier this year.

Approaches to JD Wetherspoon

Honiton residents have come forward to say they approached JD Wetherspoon, which already owns The Star Inn, in New Street, urging them to purchase the hotel.

They made the approaches to the pub chain more than a year ago and were, at the time, told the building was not for sale.

Formerly owned by the Courtenay family, the building was a manor house before becoming a successful coaching inn.

New Dolphin Hotel in Honiton ‘sold’, agent confirms

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