JD Wetherspoon turns to UK and non-EU drinks producers

JD Wetherspoon turns to UK and non-EU drinks producers

JD Wetherspoon has announced it will offer more drinks from UK and non-EU producers and brewers across its 880-strong pub estate, starting 9 July, as the country awaits Brexit.

Changes to the drinks menu include a switch from Champagne and wheat beers that are produced in France and Germany.

Wetherspoon will replace Champagne with sparkling wines from the UK – including Denbies Sparkling Whitedowns Brut and Whitedowns Rose Brut, as well as Hardys Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay from Australia.

The pubs will also serve wheat beers from the UK: Blue Moon Belgian White, Thornbridge Versa Weisse Beer and SA Brains Atlantic White.

The pubs will continue to serve Kopparberg cider from Sweden, as the brand confirmed that it will be producing its cider in the UK post-Brexit.

Alcohol-free Adnams Ghost Ship will replace Erdinger alcohol-free beer from Germany.

“This move helps us to broaden our horizons so that we create an improved offer for the two million customers who visit our pubs each week,” comments Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin (pictured).

“It is the start of a review all products in the next six-to-24 months, with the object of making our business more competitive.”