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.