Hotel customers are having issues booking reservations at a closure-threatened Beefeater pub with owners denying it will be changing hands soon. 

The Three Pears Beefeater's future remains uncertain after owner Whitbread confirmed the restaurant will not be changing hands on Saturday, June 29. 

The restaurant, near Sixways roundabout in Warndon, was put at risk in April after Whitbread revealed plans to shut down 126 "lower-performing" restaurants after a reduction in footfall in some locations. 

A spokesperson confirmed it could mean the closure of the Three Pears in Wainwright Road but no decision has been made yet as they are in a consultation phase. 

The rumoured closure is already affecting guests at the neighbouring Premier Inn which is also owned by Whitbread. 

Barry Maxted, who recently booked to stay at the hotel, said: "We are coming to visit our son who lives in Worcester and on the website it says there's a Beefeater. 

"I tried to book a table and we were informed that it would be changing hands on June 29 and that they could not take bookings. 

"I called their customer service only to be told, after waiting nearly 20 minutes for them to answer, that because I only booked a room they do not feel they had to tell me that the restaurant may or may not be available. 

"The Premier Inn is miles away from anywhere and now we will have to drive to somewhere else. 

"I feel sorry for the staff, since The Warriors closed I'm sure they have had fewer and fewer customers."

A spokesperson for Whitbread, said: "The Three Pears restaurant is part of proposals we announced on April 30.

"They are still under consultation.

"It is categorically not ‘changing hands’ on June 29 and it is currently still trading and open to guests.

"We recognise that the proposed changes will be unsettling for our team members and we are providing them with dedicated support.

"We are committed to working hard to enable as many as possible of our affected team members to stay with us by either transferring into new roles, or by taking up other vacancies across the business more broadly through our existing recruitment activity."

The company spokesperson said that the closed restaurants could become extra hotel rooms, contributing to the hotel's expansion of around 3,500 more rooms across the UK.