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JD Wetherspoon: number of pubs in the UK and Ireland 2007-2019

JD Wetherspoon operated 879 pubs in the UK and Ireland in 2019. Although this followed a declining trend in the last few years, the number of Wetherspoon outlets is still higher than ten years ago; In 2009 the number of pubs was at 731 and climbing.

JD Wetherspoon in numbers

Along with the increase in outlets over the period, JD Wetherspoon enjoyed an increase in the average weekly sales per pub. Each pub generated average weekly sales of over 44,400 British pounds in 2018, around 14,300 pounds higher than the average weekly sales of Wetherspoon pubs ten years earlier. These sales also saw the company increase revenues significantly, generating 1.8 billion British pounds in 2019. Despite operating fewer outlets, revenues achieved in 2019 remain higher than those of 2015, when the number of operating pubs was at its peak. Bar sales still contribute the most revenue for Wetherspoon, although the food share of sales has increased. Food sales accounted for 35 percent of revenue in 2018, while machines and other revenue streams made up four percent.

Wetherspoon defies national trend

JD Wetherspoon’s increased number of premises comes in the face of a declining number of pubs in the UK over a similar period. Approximately 54.8 thousand pubs operated in the UK during 2008, a number that would drop to just 47.6 in 2018, a total loss of 13.1 percent.

Number of JD Wetherspoon pubs in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland from 2007 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019


Ireland, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

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