JD Wetherspoon agrees to stock Heineken again

JD Wetherspoon has reached an agreement with Dutch brewing company Heineken to start stocking a range of its products again in its UK and Ireland pubs, following a fallout at the end of last year over pricing in Ireland.

In December last year, the UK pub chain decided to stop serving Heineken products in all 926 of its British and Irish pubs following a row with the brewer over supplying its lager and Murphy's stout to one of its Wetherspoon pubs in Dublin.

JD Wetherspoon said its UK pubs will now begin serving Heineken, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Strongbow, John Smith's Extra Smooth and Amstel again, while its pubs in the Republic of Ireland will serve Beamish, Fosters and Symonds Cider, but not Murphy's or Heineken.

'We are pleased to have reached agreeable commercial terms with Heineken. In the Republic of Ireland we will serve the three Heineken products at prices in line with our other products,' said Commercial Director Paul Hine in a statement.