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Tim Martin: JDW has seen 'consistent but slow' recovery from pandemic

JDW reports 10.1% growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced financial growth in its trading update for the six months ending 28 January 2024.

New opening: £1.1m has been invested in the new JDW pub at Haven Primrose Valley

JDW to operate at Haven holiday parks

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has signed an exclusive agreement with UK holiday park operator, Haven, meaning it can operate at its parks.

Bargain: JDW drops food and drink prices in a January sale

JDW launches January sale

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is rolling out a nationwide sale at more than 800 of its pubs to welcome in the new year, and £1.99 pints are on the cards.

Collaborative approach: JDW's Tim Martin put the honour down to a team effort

JDW boss Tim Martin knighted in New Year Honours

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) founder and chairman Tim Martin is among a number of people from the hospitality sector who have been recognised in the King’s 2024 New Year Honours list.

'Tis the season: JDW's Christmas menu will be available from 15 November

JDW hikes Christmas dinner price by 13%

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has raised the price of its Christmas dinner by 13% for 2023, but the pub goliath claims it’s still “excellent value”.

Last orders: A JDW pub in Essex has ceased trading (credit: JD Wetherspoon)

JDW pub shuts for good

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Essex remains on the market after closing its doors over the weekend.

Shoot for the stars: Manager Arber Hasani outside the new pub

JD Wetherspoon opens O2 pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A new JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub has opened at The O2 today (Tuesday 21 March) after a whopping £2.9m investment.

Commercial choice: JDW backs out of Wirral revamp

JDW pulls plug on £3m revamp

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has backed out of a £3m development in New Brighton, Merseyside, leaving land up for sale.

Company results: JDW's trading update earlier in January revealed the group had sold a number of sites while more remained on the market (image: Getty/Image Source)

Which pubs has JDW sold?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has revealed where the 10 sites it has sold are, following information released in its results for the second quarter of its financial year.

January Sale: Cheap pints and burgers at Spoons pubs

JDW welcomes new year with 99p pints

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has launched a January sale across its portfolio with some pints priced at just 99p, despite cost pressures hitting the sector.

Company news: the new venue is set to open its doors in February 2023 (image: Getty/Red Blu Productions)

£3m investment in 02 pub by JDW

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub group JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced a new pub opening in February next year at London entertainment venue The O2.

Company update: JD Wetherspoon posted its preliminary results for the 53 weeks to 31 July 2022 (image: Getty/Poike)

JDW reports £30m loss

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) revealed a loss before tax of £30.4m and said getting customers back to the on-trade was a "momentous challenge" in its latest trading update.

Commemoration and celebration: Many pubs will stay open on the day of the Queen's funeral (Getty/ Walter Bibikow)

Pubs plan for Queen’s funeral

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Many pubs have opted to stay open next Monday (19 September), the day of the Queen’s funeral, to “celebrate” and “honour” her life and service.

Equality needed: 'it doesn't make sense for the hospitality industry to subsidise supermarkets,' JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says (image: Getty/Image Source)

JDW slashes prices to highlight VAT cut benefit

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is cutting prices on its food and drink for one day to spotlight the benefit a permanent VAT decrease would have on the hospitality sector.

CGA BrandTrack: JDW most visited brand in six-month period (Pictured: JDW chair Tim Martin)

JDW 'most visited licensed brand'

By The Morning Advertiser

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) was the most visited licensed brand and the third most visited brand in the UK’s hospitality sector during six-month period, according to the latest CGA BrandTrack.

Tax equality: JDW chair Tim Martin said if pubs were to survive and thrive in the future, the sector needs to be treated fairly

JDW boss reiterates calls for tax equality

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has repeated his calls for pubs to have tax equality with supermarkets in order to “survive and thrive in the future”.

Pint price: drinkers at more than 700 JD Wetherspoon pubs can buy a pint of Ruddles Best for under £1.50

JDW serving pints for under £1.50

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is selling pints of beer of £1.49 in a large majority of its pubs across the nation.

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 pints 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.