JD Wetherspoon

Reinventing the wheel: JD Wetherspoon has invested millions into the new pub, which honours a local bus manufacturer

JDW pumps £2.6m into new site

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to open a new site in Leeds this week (Tuesday 21 July) after spending £2.6m developing the venue.

Tax equality: JDW boss Tim Martin said the VAT reduction announced by the Government as a

JDW U-turns on price rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced it will be reducing food and drink prices across its pub estate a week after it revealed that they were set to increase.

Portfolio expansion: JD Wetherspoon is investing the funds into new sites in England and one in Ireland

JDW to invest more than £30m into new sites and refurbishments

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is pumping more than €21m (approximately £18.8m) into a new pub and hotel in Dublin, Ireland, while earmarking a further £12m for opening new pubs and refurbishments in existing sites - a total of around £30.8m.

Salary drop: Tim Martin has taken a 50% pay cut amid the coronavirus crisis

#Unitedwestand

JDW ‘hoping to reopen in June’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has revealed it is planning for the future and estimates its pubs may be able to reopen in June.

On halt: JDW has asked suppliers if it can pay them once its pubs have reopened

JDW asks suppliers for payment break

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has asked suppliers via email for a moratorium on payments until its pubs reopen, at which point it intends to clear outstanding payments within a short time-frame.

Total invasion: a customer complained that the cameras in a JDW pub invaded her privacy

JDW vows to continue CCTV use in toilets

By Alice Leader

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has apologised for making a female customer feel “uncomfortable” after she noticed CCTV in the pub’s toilets, but the pubco defends its right to have them for the prevention of crime and disorder.

Responsible adults: a JDW pub is encouraging a restricted booze rule for adults to reduce “unruly” child behaviour

JDW pub limits parents to two drinks

By Alice Leader

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub is restricting parents to just two alcoholic drinks to prevent “unruly” behaviour by their children if left unsupervised.

Pub investment: JD Wetherspoon announced its plans for the next year

JD Wetherspoon to spend £80m on estate

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon has announced it will spend £80m on opening new sites and revamping existing pubs as it celebrated a sales boost.

Political posturing: JDW says ‘let’s stay friends’ as it cuts prices of drinks that come from European countries

JDW to continue sales of EU brands

By Alice Leader

JD Wetherspoon’s EU alcohol brand discounts in the run-up to Brexit do not signal an intention to ditch continental names, despite pubco boss Tim Martin’s keenness to stock more homegrown products.

Pork problems: the issue was with the bacon that is wrapped around the sausage

JDW back serving pigs in blankets again

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub bemouth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is serving pigs in blankets again after a problem with supply meant a handful of pubs didn’t have them for a short time.

Mouse in the bar: environmental health officers also visited the pub following the rodent sighting

JDW pub closed after mouse spotted

By Nikkie Thatcher

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Essex was closed for a short period after a mouse was discovered, which the pub group put down to local building activity.

Overwhelming support: despite concerns over spending money on political matters, shareholders voted to keep Tim Martin

Tim Martin wins re-election battle at JDW

By Alice Leader

Despite corporate governance warnings, Tim Martin has been backed in a re-election to the position of executive chairman at JD Wetherspoon.

Future predictions: JDW boss Tim Martin said he anticipates a trading outcome in line with the company's previous expectations

JDW plans to open 10 to 15 more pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) intends to open between 10 and 15 new sites by the end of July 2020, it has revealed in its latest trading update.

Top of the list: JD Wetherspoon's rooms (not pictured) fared well in the survey

JDW 'best hotel group' in UK

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) was rated one of the best hotel chains in the UK, according to review site Which?.

A clear pathway: JDW offers current staff and new recruits career opportunities

JDW offers alternative to university

By Alice Leader

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is sponsoring apprenticeships to boost the training and career opportunities for its existing staff as well as attract new team members.

On the rise: JDW has reported an uplift in its sales

JDW sales up while profit slips

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw like-for-like sales rise by 6.8% in the year to 28 July 2019, but operating profit dropped by 0.3% to £131.9m, down from £132.3m the previous period.

Mums welcome: JDW said the employee’s comment was an ‘error in judgment’

JDW sorry after breastfeeding demand

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has apologised after a breastfeeding mother was asked to cover her baby’s head by a member of staff.

Cash injection: JDW has spent £70.9m buying freeholds of sites where the pubco was previously a tenant

JDW plans two new pubs as profits rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced its like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 28 April 2019 have increased by 7.6% and total sales by 8.4% in its third quarter trading update.

Big investment: JDW has pumped millions into an Irish venue (image: Ian S, Geograph)

JDW to open pub following €3m investment

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to open a new site in Carlow, Ireland, after a €3m (£2.6m) investment alongside the creation of 65 new jobs.

Wethering the storm: JDW staff have broken free from JDW boss Tim Martin

Spoons' split from Martin

By Ed Bedington

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced its independence from Tim Martin following a closely fought staff referendum.

Pubs sale: JDW boss Tim Martin

JDW to put 16 pubs on the market

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has confirmed it is putting 16 pubs on the market through CBRE and Savills.

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more