THE Running Horses will continue to do business - despite being briefly put on the market, Wetherspoons have confirmed.

The Star had been contacted by several punters who had spotted a 'To Let' sign placed outside the Chalon Way pub.

However, the Wetherspoon Lloyds No 1 bar will continue to trade as normal, a spokesman confirmed after being contacted by the Star.

In a statement, the JD Wetherspoon spokesman said the pub is “no longer on the market”: “It continues to run as a Wetherspoon pub.

"The sign simply hasn’t been taken down and will be coming down shortly."

St Helens town centre is also home to another Wetherspoons pub, the Glass House and the chain also owns the Nine Arches in Newton-le-Willows.