Heineken and JD Wetherspoon make up

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JD Wetherspoon has come to a new commercial agreement with Heineken to stock a range of its products in its UK and Republic of Ireland pubs. The news comes only a month after the company said it was delisting all Heineken products from its 926 pubs after the brewer refused to sell JD Wetherspoon Heineken lager (Ireland’s biggest-selling draught beer) and Murphy’s stout to Wetherspoon’s new pub in Dun Laoghaire in the Republic of Ireland. Heineken also demanded personal guarantees from Wetherspoon chief executive, John Hutson, in order to supply any other products for the Dun Laoghaire pub.

However following the new commercial agreement Wetherspoon’s pubs in the UK will serve Heineken, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Strongbow, John Smith’s Extra Smooth and Amstel. While in the Republic of Ireland its pubs will serve Beamish, Fosters and Symonds Cider.

The Republic of Ireland pubs will not serve Murphy’s or Heineken. Wetherspoon Commercial Director Paul Hine said, “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.”