JD Wetherspoon

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An original Axminster carpet from the 1770s, designed by the company’s founder, Thomas Whitty, beside a loom from the 1950s, on display inside the Axminster Heritage Centre in Axminster, England.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front of the Axminster Carpets factory, near the train station in a town of 6,000 in southwest Engl(...)

JD Wetherspoon reported a sharp rise in labour costs, which it says  rose by about £33 million

Profits at pub chain JD Wetherspoon fell 19 per cent in the first-half due to higher labour costs. The company announced pretax profits of £50.3 mill(...)

The Wetherspoon-owned Three Tun Tavern pub in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

JD Wetherspoon said on Friday that sales have grown briskly as the pub operator has kicked off its new financial year, but it warned that it expects h(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion,” he said. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

You have to hand it to JD Wetherspoon. The UK pub group, which has five bars in Ireland, has turned shutting down its lacklustre social media presence(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin was heavily critical of a number of institutions for their Brexit stance.

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has attacked the IMF, the OECD, and several British newspapers for “factually incorrect and highly misleading” stat(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “This is a positive start, but is for a few weeks only – and is very unlikely to continue for the rest of the year.” Photograph: Alan Betson

JD Wetherspoon has posted rising full year sales and profit, while the pub chain’s Brexit-backing chairman took aim at EU “oligarchs” in yet another r(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “We’re seeing excellent trade in Ireland, particularly in Dún Laoghaire.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

A planned new bar and hotel from JD Wetherspoon in the Camden Street area of Dublin, which will be the most expensive property the chain has opened, (...)

While Tim Martin said the group remains committed to expanding further in Ireland he admitted it did not expect to be opening new bars anytime soon

JD Wetherspoon’s five Irish bars continue to perform well but rising property prices and planning permission delays means the company’s expansion plan(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin photographed in the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin has said its five bars in Ireland are performing above average, as the group announced lower first-half(...)

JD Wetherspoon said it had informed all of its customers by email and planned to conduct a full forensic investigation into the breach, in which some credit and debit card were accessed.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has become the latest to suffer a cyber attack after 656,723 customer email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth were (...)

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