A total of 256 Wetherspoon pubs is listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2013 – an increase of 24 from last year and the most of any pub company across the UK.
In a number of instances, the Wetherspoon pub is the only pub listed in the respective town.
Additionally, several Wetherspoon outlets are listed at the first time of asking.
Local CAMRA branch members chose the pubs following regular visits to check on the quality of the real ales on offer.
They also took into account customer service, décor and overall atmosphere.
The guide’s editor, Roger Protz, said: “The pubs deserve their place in the Good Beer Guide 2013.
“It is our belief that, if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, is likely to be of an equally high standard.”
Wetherspoon’s chief executive, John Hutson, added: “I am delighted that so many of our pubs have been recognised, by CAMRA members, for the quality of their real ales.
“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and microbrewers, as well as hosting our own beer festivals.
“Staff at the pubs work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-class condition at all times, and the inclusion of a record number of Wetherspoon pubs in the guide highlights this.”
Good Beer Guide 2013 is available from bookshops and from CAMRA on 01727 867201.
(Pictured: The Vulcan, Coatbridge, Scotland).