New Wetherspoon's pub opens in Milton Keynes next week... and its sticking to its guns over controversial name

A new Wetherspoon's pub is to open next week on the boundary of Fenny Stratford - and it's sticking to the name that caused controversy with the town's residents association.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 12:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:47 pm

Wetherspoon describe the new Queensway pub as being in Bletchley and have christened it Captain Ridley’s shooting Party after a historic happening at Bletchley Park.

But Fenny Stratford residents association say the pub is actually within the Fenny boundary and should have a more local name.

Wetherspoon has spent almost £2.4m developing the site and say the pub will create 80 new jobs.

Artwork inside reflects Bletchley Park and includes a genuine WW11 cipher machine.

The pub opens on Tuesday December 5 and will serve food daily until 11pm.