In 2018, it is unusual to find a business without a social media presence, and. "I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever", he said.
Wetherspoon, whose chairman and founder Tim Martin is also a vocal champion of Britain leaving the European Union, said it was closing Twitter TWTR.N , Facebook and Instagram accounts for its head office and nearly 900 pubs in Britain and Ireland.More news: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/18/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
He told the BBC he had always thought the idea that social media was essential for advertising was untrue.
"It's becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion", he said, acknowledging that the company was going against "conventional wisdom".
Mr Martin said: "I think generally I feel that in politics, and in business people vastly overestimate social media".
Instead, he directed interested customers to the chain's printed magazine, Wetherspoons News.
Spoons will still be maintaining its web site and updating its app, while it also came up with the novel idea of suggesting its customers actually talk to the manager of their local Wetherspoon if they have any feedback.