A new app has been launched to direct drinkers to independent pubs within walking distance of the borough’s Wetherspoons.
Neverspoons – named after a Twitter hashtag launched by campaigners calling for a boycott of the pub group – shows users a map marked with JD Wetherspoon pubs (represented by red pins) as well as nearby independent pubs (represented by green pins).
The app also shows you how far a walk it is to both the ‘Spoons pub and a variety of nearby alternatives in towns and cities across the UK.
We tried it out in Gedling.
The Neverspoons Android app has been downloaded nearly 18,000 times in its first week and is made the top of the free app chart on Google Play.
The Neverspoons protest gathered pace after founder Tim Martin caused controversy at the start of lockdown when he said furloughed staff might not be paid on time and suggested they took a job elsewhere.
Neverspoons is free to download and is available only on Android phones at the moment.