JD Wetherspoon

Pub openings in July 2016

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.

JDW boss Tim Martin

Health and safety

'Pest infestation' forces Wetherspoon's to shut

By Nikkie Sutton

The William White pub in Nuneaton has closed its doors following a pest control problem - but pubco JD Wetherspoon is unsure when the pub will reopen.

Pub openings - June 2016


Pub openings - June 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs that were opened or refurbished in June 2016.

Big decision: Should we stay or should we go?


PMA licensee poll: Brexit or Bremain?

By Mike Berry

In just over a week the electorate of the United Kingdom will make its biggest decision in modern political history - to stay in the EU or leave.

Martin argues the EU is undemocratic

Tim Martin: 'Remain' campaign shows contempt for British public

By Tim Martin

In my message below, I have tried to deal with the main points which have been raised by both sides in the great national debate about the EU. One point which has not been challenged by the IMF, the OECD, the Treasury, Goldman Sachs or any of the other...

Martin has described operating conditions as 'highly competitive'

city news

JD Wetherspoon like-for-like sales up 3.8%

By Emily Sutherland

JD Wetherspoon has announced like-for-like sales increased by 3.8% in the 13 weeks leading up to 24 April, in line with the most recent six week period reported in the company’s interim results.

Towns 'not able to cope with two JDWs'

MCA city news

Towns 'not able to cope with two JDWs'

By James Wallin, MCA

JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman, Tim Martin, has told MCA the company’s refusal to segment its offer is limiting its growth potential.

JDW has said it totally supports the new VAT campaign from the ALMR and the BBPA


Tim Martin & JD Wetherspoon are '100%' behind new joint VAT campaign

By Emily Sutherland

Pub giant Wetherspoons is ‘100% behind’ the new joint campaign from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) for a fairer VAT deal for pubs, a spokesperson has told the Publican’s Morning Advertiser. 

Hawthorn acquires 11 JDW pubs

City news

Hawthorn acquires 11 JDW pubs

By MCA, James Wallin

Hawthorn Leisure, the Avenue Capital-backed pub operator, has acquired 11 pubs from JD Wetherspoon, which will be its first fully manged sites.

Find out which of JDW's dishes are vegan below

Menu ideas

Wetherspoon’s ‘vegan menu’ praised by PETA

By Nicholas Robinson

JD Wetherspoon's (JDW) decision to highlight vegetarian and vegan dishes on a separate menu in each of its 900+ sites has been praised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Does the Sunday roast still have legs in your pub? Let us know by taking our poll below

News analysis

Is this the end of the Sunday roast?

By Nicholas Robinson

The decision by managed pub chain giant JD Wetherspoon to axe the Sunday roast has sent shock waves through the trade. Nicholas Robinson finds out if the reverberations will hit other pubs too

Lots of positives for pubs and casual dining

Casual Dining

Pubs' casual dining growth bubble could be burst by Burger King's beer

By Nicholas Robinson

Three pub chains are providing a considerable boost to the massive growth of the UK’s casual-dining scene, but should be wary of increased competition – including Burger King’s beer offer – warns Horizons managing director Peter Backman.

Demand for meat-free food is on the up and is going to continue to rise

What’s next for vegetarian food in pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

More people are considering meat-free dishes when they eat out and want to see more choice on the menu. Michelle Perrett unearths a potential new order

67% of men and 57% of women respectively in the UK are overweight or obese

Sugar Tax

Sugar tax and nutritional labelling enforced under lobby group’s plans

By Nicholas Robinson

Prime Minister David Cameron is facing increased pressure from the sugar lobby group Action on Sugar (AoS) to implement a heavy tax on sugary food and drink and to enforce nutritional labelling on menus to help tackle the UK’s growing obesity epidemic.

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