Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

By Laura Lea
BBC News

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Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect.

The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and said it would be using its website and printed magazine to release news instead.

Chairman Tim Martin was confident the move would not affect business and told the BBC competitors were "wasting hours of their time" manning social media accounts.

But with social media being a key channel of communication between customer and company, what might it miss?

Hot (potato) debate

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Contrary to the rumours, Wetherspoon later clarified their jacket potatoes are "always baked - never fried".

Bewilderment over missing menu items

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Pricing queries and 'genius' ideas

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Record-breaking fans

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Toilet selfies...

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... and not quite selfies

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Carpet appreciation

There is an entire Twitter account dedicated to the colourful carpets of Wetherspoons across the country. You're welcome.

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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

Great Wetherspoon moments like this

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And 26 minutes later...

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