A Skier With A Taste For Cross Country Investing

It's cocktail hour in London, and Denver money manager Bruce B. Bee is bellying up to the bar at a pub near Liverpool Station. But this is not entirely recreation. The pub is part of the fast-growing JD Wetherspoon PLC chain, and Bee has stopped off to chat with the CEO and get a taste of what the company's up to. At $5.66 a share and a price-earnings ratio of 20, Bee concedes, Wetherspoon is rather expensive. But "it's one of the few interesting specialty-restaurant and bar plays in Britain."

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