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Our commitment to pubs

We’re investing in our pubs to keep them thriving at the heart of their local communities.

Our Pubs

With 2,400 pubs across the country, our love of pubs runs deep.

From a quiet pint to a special celebration, or from Sunday lunch to a spot of karaoke, pubs provide a home away from home and are a beloved part of the nation’s culture. We believe that a well-invested pub estate, run by innovative, passionate and experienced operators, keeps our pubs at the heart of local communities, where they bring people together from all walks of life.

We’re raising the bar for the great British pub, by investing £42m into upgrading 660 locals around the country in 2022 and creating over 700 new jobs in the process. 137 pubs will have a makeover costing more than £125k. The move brings our total investment in refurbishing our Star Pubs & Bars’ estate to £115m since COVID-19 hit and to £205m in the last five years.

With more people working from home for at least some of the week, suburban pubs and those on high streets near residential neighbourhoods will benefit most from the spend.

These investments aren’t just about creating nicer pubs, they’re about giving our customers a better experience, generating better returns for licensees and ensuring our pubs benefit most from the change in spending habits.