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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 concern: only allowing pubs to serve outside for a month from Easter could mean many more businesses will collapse, hospitality businesses have warned

April outdoor opening ‘not economically feasible’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The rumoured reopening of hospitality venues for outdoor use only in April with indoor areas allowed from May has been slammed by the trade, alongside calls for the Government to be honest and open in its approach for a roadmap out of lockdown three.

Beer sale: pubs are reducing the price of ale to help cut the amount thrown away

Pubs slashing ale pint prices to less than £1

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) and Stonegate Pub Company have cut prices of real ale to under £1 in a bid to throw as little beer away as possible during the second lockdown.

Results revealed: JDW chairman Tim Martin spoke to The Morning Advertiser at the group's Hamilton Hall site in London's Liverpool Street station

JDW ‘not considering further redundancies’

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin has told The Morning Advertiser the business is currently not considering making more redundancies, but wouldn't rule out more cuts if trade continues to drop.

Trade issue: a number of pub groups have announced many jobs at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic

Analysis

Are we at the pub jobs cliff edge?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Several pubcos have warned of severe job cuts as the end of furlough approaches, meaning experts' predictions at the start of the pandemic are beginning come true.

Tax equality: JDW boss Tim Martin said the VAT reduction announced by the Government as a

JDW U-turns on price rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced it will be reducing food and drink prices across its pub estate a week after it revealed that they were set to increase.

Portfolio expansion: JD Wetherspoon is investing the funds into new sites in England and one in Ireland

JDW to invest more than £30m into new sites and refurbishments

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is pumping more than €21m (approximately £18.8m) into a new pub and hotel in Dublin, Ireland, while earmarking a further £12m for opening new pubs and refurbishments in existing sites - a total of around £30.8m.

On halt: JDW has asked suppliers if it can pay them once its pubs have reopened

JDW asks suppliers for payment break

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has asked suppliers via email for a moratorium on payments until its pubs reopen, at which point it intends to clear outstanding payments within a short time-frame.

Responsible adults: a JDW pub is encouraging a restricted booze rule for adults to reduce “unruly” child behaviour

JDW pub limits parents to two drinks

By Alice Leader

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub is restricting parents to just two alcoholic drinks to prevent “unruly” behaviour by their children if left unsupervised.

Pork problems: the issue was with the bacon that is wrapped around the sausage

JDW back serving pigs in blankets again

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub bemouth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is serving pigs in blankets again after a problem with supply meant a handful of pubs didn’t have them for a short time.

Mouse in the bar: environmental health officers also visited the pub following the rodent sighting

JDW pub closed after mouse spotted

By Nikkie Thatcher

A JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pub in Essex was closed for a short period after a mouse was discovered, which the pub group put down to local building activity.

Future predictions: JDW boss Tim Martin said he anticipates a trading outcome in line with the company's previous expectations

JDW plans to open 10 to 15 more pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) intends to open between 10 and 15 new sites by the end of July 2020, it has revealed in its latest trading update.

Underage dilemma: alcohol-free beer could be a way of encouraging younger people to use pubs

Should pubs serve under-18s alcohol-free beer?

By Alice Leader

Every day, food and drinks such as a ripe banana or a slice of bread contain similar amounts of alcohol as an ‘alcohol-free’ beer, yet some operators do not permit sales of non-alcoholic drinks.

Eagle eye: a customer spotted the rat in the pub

Roadworks blamed for rat in JDW pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Roadworks have been blamed for a rat being spotted in a Kent pub, just two months after maggots fell from its ceiling.

Takeover approaching: Stonegate will complete on the Robert Ransome

Stonegate takes on more JDW pubs

By Liam Coleman

Ever-expanding pub company Stonegate has bought two more JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pubs, meaning that it has now acquired a dozen JDW sites in the past four months.

Leading licensing barrister Philip Kolvin: 'It is simply baseless to suggest that [the variation] might undermine the licensing objectives'

Newcastle 'could face legal challenge' over JDW hours refusal

By Ellie Bothwell

The decision by Newcastle City Council to refuse JD Wetherspoon’s application to reduce its hours to dodge the city’s late night levy is likely to be overturned if there is a legal challenge, industry lawyers have claimed.

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Tim Martin: 'Pubs are still over-rented'

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report that a lot of pubs are still “greatly over-rented” as a legacy of the last financial boom.

Wetherspoon: hopes to hit 1,600 sites

Wetherspoon hits 800-site milestone

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Managed pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reached the milestone of 800 venues following the opening of its 19th pub-hotel last week.

JDW: aims to cut red tape by linking with council

JDW links up with council to cut red tape

By John Harrington

Reading Council could act as an advocate for JDW if its procedures are called into question by other authorities — in a scheme to cut red tape.

JDW: unveiled record sales

Pre-tax profit up 7.3% at Wetherspoons

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

JDW has this morning unveiled record sales of £996.3m and a 7.3% increase in profit before tax and exceptional items of £71m, up from £66.2m.

JDW chairman Tim Martin: continuing action against former property advisors

Wetherspoon sues property company Rican

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

JD Wetherspoon has issued a writ against a private property company in the latest installment of its pursuit through the courts of property firms.

Martin: property market needs greater regulation

The high price of dishonest property deals

By Tim Martin

Wetherspoon's (JDW's) former retained agents Van de Berg (VdB) were paid £14m in fees between 1996 and 2005, and located about 600 pubs for us....

Margin pressure 'is easing'

Margin pressure 'is easing'

By The PMA Team

Signs of easing margin pressure in the pub sector are becoming apparent, according to analyst Numis Securities. In an industry update, broker Douglas...

Martin: more legal action to follow

More legal action for JD Wetherspoon

By Andrew Pring

JD Wetherspoon is believed to have issued proceedings against the property agent Paul Ferrari, following the legal victory over the agents Van de...

Martin: impressive witness

City Diary: Van de Berg special

By The PMA Team

The PMA Team looks at some highlights of JD Wetherspoon's recent court victory over its former property agent Van de Berg.