JD Wetherspoon is to embark on two commercial kitchen builds in Cambridgeshire after securing sites in two of the county’s market towns.
The chain has bought the former post office, sorting office and George Hall in Huntingdon and submitted plans to join the buildings in order to create a pub capable of serving 630 people.
The plans also include a 22-room hotel, along with a “large commercial kitchen” and beer garden.
It has also secured a separate site in St Ives and will convert the property once it receives planning and licensing permission.
Wetherspoons will spend £1.3m transforming the site, including the cost of building a kitchen from scratch.
A company spokesman confirmed to local press that Wetherspoons had been keen to open in the town for a long time.
“This is a big step in the right direction. We believe that a Wetherspoon pub would be good for the town and also act as a catalyst for further investment into St Ives,” he said.