Back in December, JD Wetherspoon announced it would no longer be listing Heineken-owned products in any of its 926 pubs following a row over the supply to its new pub in Dún Laoghaire, in County Dublin. Now the pub chain has announced that it has reached an agreement with Heineken to resume their working together.
Wetherspoon pubs in the UK will serve Heineken, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Strongbow, John Smith’s Extra Smooth and Amstel.
In the Republic of Ireland, Wetherspoon pubs will serve Beamish, Fosters and Symonds Cider.
The Republic of Ireland pubs will not serve Murphy’s or Heineken – the products that were apparently at the source of the dispute.
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.’
Meanwhile Heineken issued the following statement: ‘We are pleased to confirm that our supply of beer and cider to the JD Wetherspoon UK estate has resumed, and it is business as usual.’
Neither company would comment further on what led to this reconciliation.