The New Year Honours list always attracts attention and the recent awards were no exception as JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin received a knighthood for his services to hospitality and culture.
By Gav Young, licensee of the Plough & Barleycorn, Isle of Wight
So we are here, 2024 has begun. Much of the population will have powered through the festive indulgences in preparation for new year resolutions as we head into, arguably, the longest month of the year.
“New year, new me.” So often the cry of someone who managed to survive the previous 365 days despite facing hammer blows all the way with the intention of reversing such misfortunes in the time it will take for the Earth to revolve around the sun again.
Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has defended one of its sites after the operator declined to serve a child apple juice in a Champagne flute on New Year's Eve, though others felt the pub had “got it wrong on this occasion”.