J D Wetherspoon plc (branded as Wetherspoon, commonly known as Spoons) is a pub company based in Watford, England, operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, the company operates nearly 900 pubs, including the chain of Lloyds No.1 bars, and a growing number of Wetherspoon hotels. Wetherspoon is known for converting unconventional premises into pubs. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Archibald Simpson (Aberdeen)

This Wetherspoons pub is in one of many monumental granite buildings in central Aberdeen designed by local architect Archibald Simpson and is the former local headquarters of Clydesdale Bank. It has a pillared entrance overlooked for more than 180 years by a sculpture of Ceres.

Cross Keys (Peterhead)

A typical Wetherspoon outlet located in the centre of a bustling port, close to the local museum, where you can learn about the town's maritime history. The pub is named after the chapel dedicated to St Peter that previously stood on the site.

Gordon Highlander (Inverurie)

A fine Wetherspoon conversion of a splendid art deco building which used to be the Victoria Cinema. The name refers to a locomotive built at the now defunct Inverurie Locomotive Works and there are many references and pictures of this throughout the pub.

Justice Mill (Aberdeen)

Long, narrow, dark Wetherspoon outlet with some raised seating near the bar and booths at both the main entrance and at the rear entrance on Justice Mill Lane, hence the name of the pub.

Muckle Cross (Elgin)

A typical small Wetherspoon's converted from what was once a bicycle repair shop, then a Halfords branch. The pleasant long room has ample seating, a family area and a long bar. Deservedly popular, so it can get very busy, particularly at weekends.

Saltoun Inn (Fraserburgh)

A Wetherspoon renovation of the historic (and long derelict) Saltoun Arms Hotel, built 1801, comprising several interconnecting low ceiling rooms, including a lounge area to the left of the entrance, which does not have a bar.