Honiton business leader welcomes J D Wetherspoon

Pub chain in negotiations to buy The Star Inn.

BUSINESS leaders in Honiton have welcomed news that pub chain J D Wetherspoon is in negotiations to buy The Star Inn.

Colin Wright, chairman of the town’s chamber of commerce and industry, told The Midweek Herald: “It is a very good thing for the town.

“It will enhance the top end of New Street and, I am sure, will improve business in the area.”

Mr Wright added: “They have the advantage of two car parks in the vicinity and i think this will bring people into town who will park, shop and have a meal.”

A spokesman for J D Wetherspoon said: “We are keen to open a pub in Honiton and we have identified a site.”