JD Wetherspoon

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

JDW

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...