The Lord Moon of the Mall has closed this summer, the only JD Wetherspoon outlet in the country that I knew that had a pub sign with the face of Tim Martin on it. I had thought that this was an odd size for a Wetherspoons as it’s quite small, but I’m surprised they gave up on it given its prominent location on Whitehall.
The pub is becoming a McMullen’s operated venue and it appears that they actually purchased the freehold a few years ago in 2015. I assume that JD Wetherspoon have done a deal to move out for a reasonable cost as McMullen’s believe that they can make money by operating the site themselves, although I suspect that might be a challenging trading environment given how small it is.
The building was the former banking hall of Cocks, Biddulph & Company and was used as a bank until 1992, when Barclays Bank moved out.