Jd Wetherspoon

Price hikes: JD Wetherspoon's labour costs have risen by 7.7% in 2022 (image: Getty/Pears2295)

JDW has increased pay rates by 5.5%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has pushed its average pay per hour up by 5.5% a year from 2013 to 2021, it has revealed.

Expanding palette: JDW revamps menu with new dishes

JDW adds 14 new dishes to menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has launched a range of new meals across pubs in England Scotland and Wales, including chicken dishes, curries and healthier options.

Trade comparison: 'It doesn’t make economic sense that food bought in pubs, restaurants and cafés attract VAT of 20%, when food is VAT-free in supermarkets,' says JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin

JDW boss blasts Gov proposal to increase VAT

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has criticised the Government’s plans to increase VAT back to 20% for food in pubs, restaurants and cafés from next month (April).

Price hike: JDW to rise pint price by 10p (Getty/ The Good Brigade)

JDW hikes pint prices by 10p

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has increased the cost of pints across its UK pubs, as rising prices and supply chain issues suffocate the sector.

Strong set-up: JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin

JDW’s pub deals and history

By Gary Lloyd

From unique carpeting at each of its sites to the grandeur and historic locations of some of its pubs, managed operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is one of the best-known brands across the UK on-trade.

Fair opportunity: Tim Martin is calling for tax equality

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to cut the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5% on Thursday, 23 September – to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Deal to be done: the sites being disposed of are in England and Wales (image: Getty/Sam Edwards)

JDW to sell 7 pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has appointed two agents to dispose of seven of its sites in England and Wales for an undisclosed sum.

Food cost: the increase in the rate of VAT in September will see JD Wetherspoon push its meal prices up (image: Getty/Andrew Brookes)

JDW to increase food prices by 40p per meal

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon will be increasing the price of its food by 40p per meal when the VAT rate increases to 12.5% later this year, it announced in a trading update.

Tech change: many businesses introduced order-at-table apps amid the pandemic

Time at the bar?

By David Hillier

The scrum at the bar is as much a British rite of passage for the cash-waving customer as it is for the freshly trained recruit charged with marshalling a four-deep crowd.

Trading update: the results covered 26 weeks to 24 January 2021 (image: Getty/ Frederica Aban)

JDW sees £46m loss in half year results

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reported a £46.2m loss in revenue for the 26 weeks ending 24 January 2021, in its preliminary results.

Cash injection: the investment will mean the pub's footprint will increase by a quarter (image: Getty/johan10)

JDW pumps £1.8m into city site

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to start developing on a Leeds pub, spending £1.8m and creating about 60 jobs in the process.

Looking ahead: JD Wetherspoon also revealed it expects pubs to remain closed until at least the end of March

378 roles made redundant at JDW

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 300 staff have been made redundant across JD Wetherspoon (JDW)’s airport sites and head office, as the operator revealed it expects pubs to remain closed until at least the end of March.

How much has lockdown two cost JD Wetherspoon?

Second lockdown ‘costs JDW £14m’

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has estimated the ‘cash burn’ of the month-long enforced closure of its pubs under national lockdown will be approximately £14m.

On the up: vaccine sees pub shares rocket

Breaking

Covid vaccine sees pubco shares rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Major pubco share prices rocketed today following the announcement of a coronavirus vaccine by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech.

Critic: JDW boss Tim Martin criticises Government's approach to coronavirus

1% of JDW staff tested positive for coronavirus

By Nicholas Robinson

Just 1% of JD Wetherspoon’s 43,000 employees have tested positive for coronavirus since pubs reopened, boss Tim Martin said in the company’s delayed financial results today.

Job loss: up to 450 roles in JDW's airport sites could be at risk

400 possible redundancies at JDW airport pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub staff at JD Wetherspoon (JDW)'s airport sites have been told a possible 400 to 450 roles are at risk of redundancy due to a drop in passenger numbers, it has announced.

New openings: both sites will see a combined investment of £6.6m

JDW to pump £6.6m into two new sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to begin development work on two new pubs in the next three weeks, costing £6.6m.

Transaction data: 'JDW sales were 22.5% below the equivalent Saturday last year. It is clearly not the case pubs are ‘dangerous places to be’,' the pub group boss Tim Martin said

JDW sales slump on Saturday before ‘rule of six’ enforced

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw year-on-year sales drop by more than a fifth (22.5%) on Saturday 12 September amid national reports of pubs and bars being flooded with customers ahead of the Government’s ‘rule of six’ coming into force today (Monday 14 September).

Furlough boost: Bolton publicans have said they face tough decisions about the future of their businesses (image: JThomas, Geograph)

Bolton businesses should not be 'worse off'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans and Bolton Council have called for an extension of the existing furlough scheme after a localised shutdown of hospitality was ordered in the town.

Technology available: customers can scan in upon entry at JD Wetherspoon pubs

JDW sees 5.7m track and trace check ins

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has received 5,742,125 check ins of track and trace across its UK and Republic of Ireland estate in one month.

Coronavirus crisis: JD Wetherspoon said it expects an annual loss for the year ending 26 July

JD Wetherspoon pushed to annual loss

By Emily Hawkins

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has warned it will report an annual loss amid the coronavirus pandemic and its food sales will be subdued after the Government’s discount meal scheme ends.

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.