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Wetherspoons apologises as it faces beer supply problems

Written by on 01/09/2021

Wetherspoons has become the latest well-known business to experience supply shortages with some of its beers not available.

A spokesman said the pub chain was experiencing supply problems with Carling and Coors and apologised to customers.

It is the latest company to be affected by shortages across the economy – following the likes of Nando’s, McDonald’s and Greggs.

File Photo - Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson during a visit to Wetherspoons Metropolitan Bar in London with Tim Martin, Chairman of JD Wetherspoon.
Image: Chairman Tim Martin – pictured with Boris Johnson – has been an outspoken supporter of Brexit

The shortages have been widely blamed on a tangle of issues stemming from both the pandemic and Brexit.

Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are experiencing some supply problems with both Carling and Coors, which means that some pubs do not have the products available.

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.

“We know that the brewers are trying to resolve the issue.”

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Wetherspoons did not go into further details about the nature of its supply problems.

But the shortage prompted further criticism of chairman Tim Martin’s outspoken support for Brexit.

One Twitter user claimed Mr Martin had “been instrumental in creating the labour and supply shortages now affecting him” while another commented that “the horrors of Brexit are finally dawning on Tim Martin”.

 Sky News

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