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Do you live near the Wetherspoons capital of Britain?

The Wetherspoons capitals of the UK have been identified in new data. Find out if you live in a ‘spoons capital by reading on.

The data, which was collated by QR Code Generator, assessed the locations of every Wetherspoons pub in Britain and compared them against the area’s population. Figures for the number of Wetherspoons per 100,000 residents were then obtained to create the final ranking.

The findings revealed that Mole Valley has been crowned the Wetherspoons capital of Britain, with a whopping 5.7 ‘spoons for every 100,000 residents – an increase of 76% compared to Uttlesford and East Devon who are next on the list.

Mid-way between London and the Sussex coast, the news that Mole Valley is the
Wetherspoons capital was labelled “surprising” by the researchers since it is “a beautiful part of Surrey” and “over 90% of the district is countryside” which makes it “surprising” to also be “home to five Wetherspoons”.

With a population of just 87,769, the smallest featured on the list, the researchers hinted that essentially “Mole Valley might be the perfect quiet getaway this summer if you’re looking for cheap drinks surrounded by natural beauty”.
Uttlesford and East Devon were ranked in second place, both having 3.24 Wetherspoons per 100,000 people.

Located in north-west Essex, the researchers highlighted how “Uttlesford has a population of 92,578, the second smallest on the list, and has three Wetherspoons to choose from. It’s in close proximity to London and has plenty of transport links, making it perfect for a ‘spoons afternoon out”.

In comparison, they added that “East Devon has a much larger population of 154,500 and boasts five Wetherspoons. Although it may be further away for some, the miles of beautiful coastline and lure of plenty of budget-friendly drink options available makes it an excellent choice for a staycation”.

The third Wetherspoons capital of the UK was revealed to be Monmouthshire, with 3.2 ‘spoons for every 100,000 residents. The researchers noted that while “located in the south-east of Wales, 93,886 people live in Monmouthshire” and “with three Wetherspoons to choose from, you can wash your countryside walk down with a beverage of choice that won’t break the bank”.

Staffordshire Moorlands ranked fourth, with 3.13 Wetherspoons per 100,000 people. It was reminded that the area was “home to Alton Towers, the largest theme park in the UK” and boasted “a population of 95,899 and three Wetherspoons” so was ideal if people were “looking for an afternoon of thrills and affordable drinks, this is the place to visit”.

North Devon came in fifth place, with 2.98 Wetherspoons for every 100,000 residents. The researchers outlined how “with a population of 100,505, North Devon is a slightly quieter, yet just as beautiful option, compared to East Devon”. Plus, it was observed that “there are three Wetherspoons located here, making it another great option this summer”.

Cannock Chase was identified as a close sixth, with 2.97 ‘spoons per 100,000 people. Located in Staffordshire, in the West Midlands, the research showed that “Cannock Chase has three Wetherspoons to choose from and a population of 101,140”.

Portsmouth is the first of the larger areas on the list, ranking seventh with 2.88 Wetherspoons for every 100,000 residents. As the data highlighted, “the south coast city has six Wetherspoons for its 208,420 inhabitants to enjoy”.

In eighth place came Broxtowe, with 2.68 Wetherspoons per 100,000 people. According to the findings, just west of the city of Nottingham, Broxtowe has three Spoons and 112,113 residents.

South Ribble ranks ninth, with 2.67 Wetherspoons for every 100,000 locals. Situated in Lancashire with a population of 112,166, there are three Wetherspoons to choose from.

According to the researchers, Wyre gets the position of tenth place since it is home to 2.61 ‘spoons for every 100,000 inhabitants. The area, which is near Blackpool on the coast of Lancashire, sees 114,809 people living there and has three Wetherspoons.

Speaking about the findings: QR Code Generator CEO Marc Porcar said: “There is no doubt that Wetherspoons is considered somewhat of a landmark in the UK. It is popular with all ages and has a range of reasonably priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as budget food options. If you’re a ‘spoons lover looking for staycation inspiration, or the ultimate Wetherspoons night out this summer, this list has some of the best options available to you.”

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