We love pubs
With 2,500 pubs across the country, our love of pubs runs deep.
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.
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.
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
We’re making our largest ever annual investment in Star Pubs & Bars, investing £50m in 2019. This brings our total expenditure on our pubs to almost £190m over the past five years.
We tailor our investment to ensure each pub is relevant to the community where it’s based, including offering excellent food, brilliant service and a great environment.
Our investment this year will also create 1,200 jobs, which shows the significant contribution pubs make to the UK economy.