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MARKET REPORT: JD Wetherspoons leads the way with shares fizzing up 3 per cent, as pub chains cheer

This is Money - ‎22 hours ago‎
Investors in JD Wetherspoon were getting the drinks in yesterday as they cheered a rise in sales at the pub chain. Shares fizzed up 3 per cent, or 20.5p, to 700p, after the company reported that like-for-like sales had increased 3.8 per cent in its ...

Sales Rise Boosts Wetherspoons

Hospitality Ireland - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon, which announced in March plans to hike its prices in Ireland following a dip in the first-half pre-tax profits, has seen a spike in sales but a drop in operating profit in its latest results.

Pub Review: Wetherspoons

Cherwell Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
This brings us to the subject of this article, my beloved Wetherspoons. Any Brit abroad - from the Hong Kong expat to the trashed lad in Magaluf - will tell you that there is just nothing quite like a good English pub.
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UPDATE: Wetherspoons Sales Up But Margins Squeezed; Launches Buyback

London South East (registration) (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Wetherspoons said the like-for-like growth was in line with trading in the first six weeks of the quarter, as reported in its interim results.

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin says get OUT of Europe but let more migrants IN...

Exeter Express and Echo - ‎May 1, 2016‎
EXETER pub magnate Tim Martin said today that he wants Britain out of Europe but thinks we should welcome further migration with the EU.
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Wetherspoons vows to remain a 'groovy company' and maintain staff perks

ChronicleLive - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The chairman and founder of pub chain JD Wetherspoon has vowed to maintain staff perks and bonuses despite having to fork out extra cash for the national living wage.

Wetherspoons pub bans cancer sufferer

The Drinks Business - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Wetherspoons bosses have told 60-year-old John Osment that he's no longer allowed in his local pub, the Milan Bar in West Croydon, unless he pledges not to order alcohol.
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Wetherspoons bosses ban customer unless he agrees not to drink beer

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Britain's biggest pub chain has taken the unprecedented step of barring a customer who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for colon and liver cancer unless he agrees to not drink alcohol.

Plans for new Wetherspoons in Bath and North East Somerset 'still on track'

Bath Chronicle - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Pub chain Wetherspoons has dismissed rumours it has backtracked on plans to open a pub in Midsomer Norton. JD Wetherspoon's spokesman Eddie Gershon branded the claims "twaddle" as he confirmed the plans to open in the former Palladium cinema ...

CCTV police appeal after bottles of beer allegedly stolen from Blyth Wetherspoons

ChronicleLive - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Police are looking to track down two men after an alleged theft from Wetherspoons in Blyth. The alleged theft happened at 10.53pm on April 10, when bottles of beer were stolen from the venue on Union Street.

Wetherspoon's new pub in Formby set to open in June

Southport Visiter - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Some residents had objected to the pub's initial suggestion to name it The Crown Green, one even wrote a letter of objection to Wetherspoon's chief executive John Hutson . Wetherspoons then had second thoughts, and said they were open to suggestions.

Chester Wetherspoon's taken over by craft beer chain - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wetherspoon's spokesman Eddie Gershon commented: "We can confirm that Wetherspoon has exchanged contracts to sell The Forest House pub in Chester.

Wetherspoon to launch table service in Plymouth - watch video of where it's happening

Plymouth Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A Plymouth Wetherpoon pub will be offering table service to customers from May 23 - with all the same meals deals and menu items. Loyal Wetherspoon customers are due to get a taste of restaurant service at the Union Rooms in a landmark move for the ...
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BBC respond to claims Exeter wasn't properly represented in last night's Question Time

Exeter Express and Echo - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Former leader of the Lib dems Paddy Ashdown, Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin, Labour Leave campaign group member MP Kate Hoey, leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood; and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox MP all joined David Dimbleby at ...

18 things you'll only know if you grew up in the suburbs

Metro - ‎7 hours ago‎
Speaking of Wetherspoons, this was THE place for pre-drinks before going on to your club of choice in another town, or just for a cheap night when you couldn't afford to go anywhere else.

CCTV images of women suspected of stealing handbag from Leeds station bar

Yorkshire Evening Post - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The two women police want to speak to in connection with the theft of a handbag from Wetherspoons at Leeds station. 13:13 Wednesday 04 May 2016.

Mexborough business leaders unveil plan to 'put town back on the map'

South Yorkshire Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
“JD Wetherspoons are a committed community-based business which supports local collaboration and partnership.” Richard Wood, headteacher of Mexborough Academy, said it was important for the business community to help inspire the next generation.

Wetherspoon raises £12m for CLIC Sargent

UK Fundraising - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Major recent events include a national pub-wide darts competition in March, which raised more than £200,000 and the Wetherspoons annual Kick five-a-side tournament, which raised more than £460,000. The partnership between J D Wetherspoon and CLIC ...

Pub groups wake up and smell the coffee

Financial Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Wetherspoons, the pub chain, began serving filter coffee with free refills for 99p last year, and says it now sells more than 1m cups every week.