Wetherspoons whopping price hikes as punters warn dont push it Spoons

Pub chain Wetherspoon has been slammed for raising many of its food prices by a whopping 13%.

The hikes come off the back of the company closing several boozers, and blaming the cost of living crisis for it.

The much-loved pub chain, which has 827 venues across the UK, has already shut dozens of drinking spots in the past year.

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Some 28 watering holes have been axed after the brand warned last September that 32 pubs were being put up for sale.

And with more being closed, or under threat of closure, the price hikes have caused anger.

According to an investigation from the Daily Mail, the rise has hit popular food items such as a Wiltshire Cured Ham and Cheddar Panini, which has gone from £4.90 to £5.53.

Chicken dishes have also been hit, with Breast Bits going from £5.40 to £6.09, and wings rising from £5.99 to £6.75.

If you fancy a burger, the Ultimate Burger and a drink will now set you back £11.11, rather than the £10.59 it previously cost.

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And an All Day Brunch is now costing the same as the aforementioned burger rather than £10.65.

The news has led too all-out rage from customers, with one commenting online: “Don't push it Spoons, your meals aren't that good”.

And another said: “NO reason for this other than blatant profiteering!”

However, not everyone was against the rise with one calling it “good value and the cheapest beers in Britain”.

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Another agreed, stating: “When Wetherspoon increases its prices, it's because of necessity not greed.”

The changes, mixed with closures, has given the company cause to be optimistic about its financial results for next year, however.

Speaking in June when another round of closures was announced, Wetherpoon chairman Tim Martin said: "As a result of a continued improvement in sales and a slightly reduced expectation for cost increases, for example energy costs, the company anticipates an improved outcome for the next financial year."

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