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JDW pub kitchen forced to shut after ‘pests’ found in nearby bins

Pests, thought to be maggots were discovered in nearby bins to a JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Gloucestershire, forcing the kitchen to close temporarily. 

Pest control: the incident happened near to the Gloucester pub

Huddersfield pub aims to take JD Wetherspoon’s ‘biggest UK pub’ title

20-Jul-2017 - A new pub in Huddersfield believes it can beat JD Wetherspoon’s claim to have the biggest boozer in the UK.

Cancer patient kicked out of JDW pub for charity ‘touting’

19-Jul-2017 - A cancer patient has criticised pub giant JD Wetherspoon after being thrown out of the group's Liverpool sites for “touting”.

Wetherspoon’s Tim Martin featured in pro-Brexit poster

14-Jul-2017 - A pro-Brexit campaign group has used a poster of JD Wetherspoon’s chairman Tim Martin in front of a Union Jack toasting the message “Brexit gloomsters should put a sock in...

What JD Wetherspoon wants its customers to wear

04-Jul-2017 - Following reports in national and local press, The Morning Advertiser has revisited the dress code for customers at JD Wetherspoon pubs.

Armed police praise JD Wetherspoon staff following ‘gun discovery’

04-Jul-2017 - Police have praised the staff members of a Southampton JD Wetherspoon pub after armed officers rushed to the site following reports of a man with a gun.

Is JD Wetherspoon opening the ‘biggest pub in the UK’?

29-Jun-2017 - JD Wetherspoon claimed it would be opening “probably” the biggest pub in the UK this summer. 

Wetherspoon announces ‘biggest single investment’ in new Dublin pub

26-Jun-2017 - Wetherspoon is to embark on what it claims to be its biggest-ever investment, converting a row of “derelict” properties into a new pub and hotel, chairman Tim Martin has announced.

Wetherspoon invests £2.5m in 52nd hotel

15-Jun-2017 - Wetherspoon is opening its 52nd hotel at one of its pubs in Hull following a development project that cost more than £2.5 million.

Carling and JD Wetherspoon launch community campaign

12-Jun-2017 - Carling has teamed up with JD Wetherspoon to launch a nationwide campaign in JDW pubs to “give something back” to communities across Great Britain.

PCA to examine claims pubcos ‘inhibit’ tenant access to MROs

02-Jun-2017 - The office of Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has approached industry bodies for evidence following concerns pubcos could be inhibiting tenant access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Stonegate reopens iconic JDW site after investing £750,000

02-Jun-2017 - Stonegate has reopened former JD Wetherspoon (JDW) site Tally Ho in Finchley, north London, after a £750,000 investment.

Cautious optimism over fixed hours for zero-hours contracts workers

24-May-2017 - A Government-commissioned inquiry that recommends employees on zero-hours contracts are given a right to request fixed hours has been given a cautious welcome by one trade body.

Turnover of largest pub groups continues to outpace inflation

23-May-2017 - The average turnover of the 50 biggest pub companies in the UK is continuing to outpace inflation.

JD Wetherspoon plans to transform sixth Liverpool city centre site

16-May-2017 - JD Wetherspoon plans to spend £2.5m converting a derelict office building into its sixth site in Liverpool’s city centre.

Conservative pledges to cut migration are ‘too restrictive’, says JDW

09-May-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has expressed concern that Theresa May’s election promise to cut net migration into the UK to the tens of thousands is “too restrictive”.

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

29-Mar-2017 - Article 50 will be triggered today and the official countdown to Britain leaving the EU will begin in earnest, but the detail that is worrying most who work in the pub trade is...

Wetherspoon customers can now order and pay using new app

13-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon has rolled out a new phone app that allows anyone with an iPhone or Andriod phone to order food and drink, and pay for it without leaving their...

JD Wetherspoon faces £20m post-Budget cost hikes

10-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has blasted Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's spring Budget, claiming it will “weigh heavily” on already pressured pubs.

JD Wetherspoon buys London site for £4m

03-Mar-2017 - Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has bought the George pub in Croydon for £4m.

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

JD Wetherspoon takes top brand spot

05-Feb-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been ranked the highest on a YouGov BrandIndex poll as the best operator of pubs or fast-food chains in the UK.  

Gallery: pub openings January 2017

02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.

JDW pub refuses to serve football fans

18-Jan-2017 - JD Wetherspoon has apologised to football fans who were refused service at a Staffordshire pub.

Tim Martin calls EU predictions 'catastrophically poor'

18-Jan-2017 - JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has accused economists, politicians and intellectuals of failing to understand the implications of leaving the EU, while JD Wetherspoon reports positive results.

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