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The Castle Hotel, Ruthin outside view of building from street

Hotel superfans aiming to taste all 57 varieties

A family group of Wetherspoon superfans has visited 14 of the company’s hotels – and aims, over time, to stay at all 57 (as of 31 July 2023, there are now 56, with The Saltoun Inn (Fraserburgh) now closed permanently).

Helen McGovern, her husband Paddy, her brother Andrew Welch and his wife Karen stayed most recently at The Castle Hotel (Ruthin).

Helen, who worked as a secretary for a hospital close to her home in Chester, said: “We are all retired now and are not in the best of health, so we want to do what we can, while we still can.”

She added: “We have never been disappointed – we think that the hotels are excellent value for money, and the staff are all kind and courteous.

“It’s a great way to see our own country. We have such lovely places to visit here. You don’t have to go abroad.

“We plan our trips over a drink or two at our local, The Bull and Stirrup Hotel (Chester).”

Among the hotels visited are George Hotel (Bewdley), The Briar Rose (Birmingham), The Portland Hotel (Chesterfield), The Kings Head Hotel (Monmouth), The Red Lion (Doncaster), The Unicorn Hotel (Ripon), 

The Shrewsbury Hotel (Shrewsbury), The Three Tuns (Thirsk), The Brocket Arms (Wigan), The Crown (Worcester) and The Yarborough Hotel (Grimsby).

Helen added: “We use the hotels as a base and enjoy local events during our stays, including horseracing at Ripon.”

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