We love pubs
With 2,400 pubs across the country, our love of pubs runs deep.
We know the key to success is partnering the right pub with the right person. The vast majority of our pubs are leased out to independent operators to run as their own individual businesses and around 140 of our pubs are manager operator pubs (our Just Add Talent model).
For many of us, the pub is a home away from home. So, high-quality, well invested pubs run by great licensees are good news for everybody. Our licensees and operators have access to the UK’s leading portfolio of iconic beer and cider brands. All backed by our industry insights, exclusive discounts and a wealth of training and advice. Taken together we call it our Five Star Promise and it’s our commitment to helping them do what they do best: being the star behind their pub or bar.
supporting our industry
We work closely with industry organisations such as the BBPA, UK Hospitality, BII and Long Live the Local to reduce the regulatory burden on pubs.
We also tirelessly campaign on behalf of licensees to cut the excessive burden of business rates, reduce the taxation on beer and cider and promote the important role that pubs play at the heart of communities across the country. This has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Commitment to Pubs
Pubs have long been a great British tradition – and it’s one we’re determined to keep alive. That’s why we’re putting our money where our mouth is and investing in pubs up and down the country to help bring out their individuality and make them even better.
Since 2013 we’ve invested over £190m in transforming and refreshing our pubs and during the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve given over £62m in rent concessions to ensure we keep the great British pub alive for generations to come.
Through our nationwide pub estate, we’re at the heart of many communities and just like pubs up and down the country we’re always looking for ways to make a positive impact.
Our award-winning Brewing Good Cheer campaign celebrates the role pubs play in communities in bringing people together from all walks of life. This hasn’t been possible for many. But this Christmas is the ideal time to reconnect your pub with the community, including with those who might be feeling lonely or isolated.
We’ve teamed up with Pub is the Hub and the Together Coalition as part of a nationwide campaign Christmas Plus One. The campaign encourages building kinder, closer, and more connected communities by bringing people together. This year’s focus is on encouraging people to take their Christmas cheer one step further and involve someone new in their festive plans.