Tag : Wetherspoon

What is the Winning Formula Behind Wetherspoon’s Success?

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Arguably a student favourite, JD Wetherspoon plc has been operating since 1979, when their first pub opened in North London. Fast-forward nearly forty years later and the national chain now owns nearly 1,000 hotels and pubs across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Having earned numerous accolades including a … Read More

Judge Refuses Wetherspoon’s Appeal

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A judge has upheld the decision to refuse J D Wetherspoon an alcohol license for the grade-two listed Elinor Lupton Centre on Otley Road, Headingley. The long-running bid to turn the iconic building into a 500-capacity eatery took a further step backward after a Leeds Magistrates’ Court district judge sided … Read More

Otley Road Wetherspoon’s license rejected

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In 2014, JD Wetherspoon bought The Elinor Lupton Centre on Headingley lane with intentions of turning it into a 500-capacity venue. They won an appeal in September against Leeds City Council’s decision to reject the initial planning applications. As The Gryphon reported in October, JD Wetherspoon applied for a pub … Read More

Historic Headingley building on Otley Road to become a Wetherspoons

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Wetherspoons has finally applied for pub licence for £1.5 million property on Headingley Lane it purchased in 2014. The former Sunday school, designed by Leeds architect William Peel Schofield, opened 1914 and later became the music and arts block for Leeds Girls Grammar School, named the Elinor Lupton centre. The … Read More