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Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, Wetherspoon is a large chain of pubs with over 1000 pubs [2018] around the UK, run by JD Wetherspoon plc.

Unlike other large chains, Wetherspoon do not operate their own brewery.

Wetherspoon are known for not playing any music.

According to the company website, the name Wetherspoon came from one of Martin's teachers in New Zealand, while the initials are those of Sheriff J D Hogg from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

Wetherspoon also run Lloyd's N° 1 Bars which play music.

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by Oast House Archive

Created: Mon, 25 Oct 2010, Updated: Sat, 29 Sep 2018

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