Gig House regulars are despairing following the news that Wetherspoon is set to leave the town in a year's time.

The pub is typical of the nationwide chain, serving cheap food during the day and £2 pints in the evenings as the floors get sticky and the nightlife crawls into action. 

The location of Gig meant it was commonly used as a pre-drinking spot before clubbers descended upon Wokingham train station, and ultimately Reading's many nightclubs.

However, now Wetherspoon have decided not to renew their letting at Peach Place, they will be moving on. 

The news did not go down well with those on social media.

George Ian Mitchell posted: "Would the last person to leave Wokingham turn off the lights"

Courteney Hamilton wrote: "I'm never coming back"

Dave Start joked: "Wasn't expensive enough for Berkshire"

Ben Talbot simply stated: "This is the worst news I've heard this year."

Sam Bidmead commented: "Best arrange one last night! To many memories there!"

The closure of the pub comes less than a year after The Monk's Retreat, a Wetherspoon outlet in Reading, was sold to the Stonegate Pub Company.

A statement from Wetherspoon read: “Wetherspoon has served a break notice with the landlord.

“The pub will be handed back to the landlord in September 2018. At present there is no confirmed date of closure.

“There will be no redundancies as all staff will remain with Wetherspoon.”