JD Wetherspoon

JDW pubs to cut prices for Tax Equality Day

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is cutting the prices of food and drink at its 900 sites by 7.5% on Wednesday 20 September to highlight the benefit that a VAT reduction would bring to the trade.

Pubco power: customers will not be able to charge their phones behind the bar of JDW pubs

Would you let customers charge their phones behind the bar?

By Nikkie Sutton

Following national reports that JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has banned customers from charging their phones behind the bar of its pubs, The Morning Advertiser spoke with licensees about their policies on the issue.

Wonderful addition: Wetherspoon is opening its 52nd hotel in Hull. Picture Credit: Google Maps

Wetherspoon invests £2.5m in 52nd hotel

By Georgina Townshend

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

Crisis call: securing the rights of existing staff may avoid a labour shortage

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

By Michelle Perrett

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 the crisis in waiting around the residency and working rights of foreign employees...

Tim Martin: Budget 'failed to address disparity'

JD Wetherspoon faces £20m post-Budget cost hikes

By Daniel Woolfson

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.

Estate: the Tim Martin-owned pubco has more than 900 sites

JD Wetherspoon takes top brand spot

By Nikkie Sutton

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.  

Accusation: Tim Martin says economists have misunderstood the EU situation for 30 years

Tim Martin calls EU predictions 'catastrophically poor'

By Michelle Perrett

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.

December 2016 pub openings

Openings

December 2016 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

Disagreement: JDW boss Tim Martin doesn't think the BBPA is correct in its predictions

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2017 predictions: JDW boss slams BBPA Brexit warnings

By Nikkie Sutton

JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has hit back at BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds following her claims that Brexit and its consequences will be the main challenge for the sector next year.

Spotted: a mouse was seen running across the floor of the Dartford pub

Pest control

Mouse spotted in JDW pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Pest-control operators were called to a JDW pub in Kent after a mouse was seen scurrying across the floor.

Tim Martin: 'pubs will be forced to raise prices more than supermarkets'

Opinion

'Taxes killing pubs while supermarkets surge'

By Tim Martin

Two taxes in particular are killing pubs according to Tim Martin: business rates and VAT. Here the JD Wetherspoon chairman has his say on the situation... 

Pubs sale: JDW founder Tim Martin

Pubcos

JDW to sell a further five pubs

By James Evison

JD Wetherspoon has appointed property agents CBRE and Savills to sell a further five of its pubs. 

Pub openings August 2016

Openings

Pub openings August 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

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