A FORMER Wetherspoons is to be transformed into a bar and grill after the pub closed its doors last month.

The former Postal Order in Foregate Street, Worcester is to become 'a bar and grill' according to the large sign which also reads 'opening soon' and 'under new management'.

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Meanwhile, before 9am, workmen with power tools were busy within and the changes inside appeared to be fairly radical with planks of broken wood wood piled up within the former JD Wetherpoon pub.

We have previously reported how workmen moved in on January 9 - the day after the pub closed. At that time a number of boxes full of items and pieces of wood were laid out on the floor of the pub.

Furniture for enjoying a tipple al fresco, including tables, chairs and plants, are no longer in the street as they used to be during the pub's opening hours.

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The Postal Order which is currently owned by Wetherspoons, announced its 'last orders' will take place on Sunday, January 8. 

The pub, in Foregate Street, has been on the market for over a year. 

The city pub went up for sale by Savills Estate agency in the summer of last year. 

Eddie Gershon, who is the spokesperson for the pub chain, said: "The pub will open on January 8 – that will be its final day."

In 1997, the Postal Order first opened and has been part of the city for the past 25 years.

The Postal Order's name was inspired by its previous use as a post office dating from the 1880s.

By the 1940s, the historic building also housed the city’s telephone exchange.

Although there is speculation an American diner could take its place, nothing has been confirmed yet. 

Worcester News readers have shared their sadness before the closure as well as memories from drinking at the pub.

Sharon Grubb said: "We had a brilliant afternoon on the Saturday Tom Jones was in Worcester several Welsh men started singing had the whole pub singing with them absolutely brilliant."

Linda Rowberry said: "I shall miss this place and all the lovely friendly staff who l class as friends."