Wetherspoons is axing 44 popular items from its menu when pubs in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and Waterlooville reopen in April

Wetherspoons will be reopening a number of its sites across the Portsmouth area next month.

From April 12, pubs with outdoor seating and beer gardens will be able to open again as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Non-essential shops will also be able to reopen and restaurants can also serve food outdoors.

Wetherspoons has announced that it is planning to open two pubs in Portsmouth, two in Fareham, and one each in Havant, Gosport and Waterlooville from April 12.

The Lord Palmerston pub in Palmerston Road, Southsea will reopen from April 12. Picture: Allan Hutchings (1440-248)

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This includes The Lord Palmerston, The Sir Alec Rose, The Lord Arthur Lee, The Crown Inn, The Star, The Parchment Makers and The Denmead Queen.

However, if you take a trip to Spoons next month, there will be a number of popular items missing from the menu.

The Sun reports that all the curries and grill items have been removed as well as most of the breakfast options.

In total 44 items have been removed as part of a reduced menu, as part of plans to allow staff to safely practice social distancing.

As well as curries, other axed meal offerings include steak, chicken burgers, southern fried chicken strips and more.

Meal deals such as Tuesday steak club, Thursday curry club, Sunday brunch and Fish and Chips deal – Monday to Thursday – are also missing from the menu.

The reduced menu is only a temporary move and the items will be returned in due course.

Speaking to The Sun, Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: ‘We can’t wait to open our pubs with outdoor areas in England on April 12 and also in Scotland a few weeks later.

‘We will be serving a fantastic menu throughout the day. We are reducing the menu slightly initially and look forward to offering the full menu in due course.’

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