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Controversial Wetherspoons pub opens on M40 motorway

A controversial new JD Wetherspoon pub opens at a motorway service station in Buckinghamshire today. The Hope and Champion in Beaconsfield will be open from 4am to 1am seven days a week.

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Wetherspoons motorway services pub opens today

A new Wetherspoons pub at the M40 services in Beaconsfield will open today, despite controversy over the availability of alcohol to drivers.

Britain's first motorway services pub, the Hope and Champion, opens today Credit: PA

The company has spent more than £1.1 million on the Hope and Champion, which is at the Extra Motorway Service Area at junction 2 of the M40. It is the first pub to be opened at a motorway service station.

The pub will be open from 4am to 1am seven days a week, selling real ale from local and regional brewers as well as hot drinks.

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