Wetherspoon's defends M-way pub

Press Association
JD Wetherspoon
JD Wetherspoon

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has defended its decision to open premises at a motorway service station, and said it would not be checking if drinkers were planning to drive.

Chairman Tim Martin said he hoped it would be the first of many such pubs on Britain's motorway network. It comes amid a Government consultation on lifting restrictions on alcohol sales at motorway service areas.