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Britain's first motorway pub opens its doors

Published on Jan 21, 2014 10:03 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's first motorway pub started serving pints on Tuesday, with opponents warning that drivers risked giving in to temptation.

The Hope and Champion, run by pub chain J D Wetherspoon, is on the M40 motorway linking London and Britain's second city Birmingham.

It is open from 4:00 am to 1:00 am seven days a week, with alcohol served from 9:00 am.

The pub-cum-restaurant located near the town of Beaconsfield, west of London, serves traditional British ale as well as non-alcoholic and hot drinks.

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