Wetherspoon’s Tim Martin on pubs, Brexit & Jamie Oliver

“Jamie Oliver is a silly f****r” and has left it to the professionals to clean up!” Just one of the typically frank, no-holds-barred comments that you expect from Tim Martin, founder and chairman of the JD Wetherspoon pub group, arguably the most well known, and certainly the most opinionated and charismatic figure there is in the hospitality industry. Alistair Morrell caught up with him to look at how Wetherspoon is enjoying a resurgence both in sales, but also in reputation at a time when so many other big on-trade operators are struggling in the face of increased competition and rising costs. But whatever you do don’t blame any of that on Brexit…