Staff at a prominent Lord Street bar got the shock of their lives tonight after a visit from their CEO.

Tim Martin was spotted in the Willow Grove pub on Lord Street tonight as the prominent Wetherspoons owner took to the town to see how business was shaping up.

Customers reported that Tim spent time talking to Spoons regulars about the service and staffing during his brief visit.

The subject of Brexit, of which Tim is an ardent supporter, was not brought up according to those who spoke to him.

The Nottingham businessman is known to drop in on his chain of Wetherspoons pubs when he is in the area and likes to take a hands on approach to any issues that arise from each franchise