HEINEKEN investing £2m in Star Pubs & Bars in Scotland in 2016

25th February 2016

HEINEKEN is to invest £2m in its Scottish pubs in 2016 adding to the £5m invested in Scotland over the last 3 years. 

The main focus of the investment is on improving the overall design of pubs and increasing covers to attract customers and drive food sales.  The investment figure is expected to include 15 major refurbishments with an average spend of £170k, creating around 144 jobs in pubs in Scotland.

Star’s major pub refurbishments will focus on ensuring that its licensees can really improve their food offer, with new kitchens and more flexible areas within pubs that can be used for private dining areas and gatherings, including meetings and parties, or to provide extra covers during peak trading. These investments will help deliver the company's ambition that 50 per cent of sales from Star pubs will come from food by 2020.

Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs & Bars managing director says: "We are working in partnership with our licensees to improve their pubs for the consumers they serve and help them grow their sales.  Great community pubs need to adapt to changing consumer needs and we're investing to ensure Star licensees can do just that.”