Wetherspoon eliminates Strongbow and John Smith’s from pubs in massive menu overhaul – .

Wetherspoon eliminates Strongbow and John Smith’s from pubs in massive menu overhaul – .

The Wetherspoon pub chain is removing John Smith’s and Strongbow drinks from its spirits as part of a huge menu overhaul.
The change comes after the company signed a new 20-year agreement with Budweiser Brewing Group to become its largest supplier.

The deal will see drinks such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona, Leffe Blonde and Bud Light – as well as Bathtub Gin, Bud Light Seltzer and Mike’s Hard Seltzer – feature in all 860 Wetherspoon pubs.

But the Strongbow and Strongbow Dark Fruits draft ciders will be replaced by Stowford Press Apple and Stowford Press Mixed Berries, made by Westons Cider.

Wetherspoon has confirmed the drinks shake up will take effect from December 15

John Smith’s bitter is replaced by Worthington’s bitter, supplied by brewer Molson Coors.

The changes will come on December 15 across all Spoons pubs after a 41-year association with Heineken and other predecessors.

Wetherspoon says demand for Budweiser Brewing Group drinks has increased during the pandemic and its menu change will reflect that.

It comes after a difficult 18 months for the hospitality industry where pubs and restaurants have been forced to close for months at a time due to lockdown restrictions.

Wetherspoon had launched a ‘Save Pub Life’ initiative at the height of the pandemic, encouraging communities to protect their local pubs with the campaign funneling £ 1.5million.

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Tim Martin is the president of Wetherspoon



Tim Martin, President of JD Wetherspoon, said: “Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I will now become our largest supplier, with new Budweiser, Corona and Leffe Blonde beers, in addition to their existing products, Stella Artois and Bud Light – as well as a range of bottled beers.

“We are also delighted to have entered into long-term supply agreements with BrewDog, Westons Cider, Carlsberg and Molson Coors.

“Wetherspoon will continue to sell a wide range of traditional beers and craft beers from regional and micro breweries at competitive prices. “

Paula Lindenberg, President of Budweiser Brewing Group, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with JD Wetherspoon.

“At Budweiser Brewing Group, we have the perfect recipe for success in Wetherspoon pubs – we have a strong and leading portfolio that responds to evolving consumer trends, especially as people move to more premium options after Covid. “

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