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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, investing £39m in upgrading and reopening pubs in its Star Pubs’ estate in 2024 – demonstrating its confidence in the resilience of the great British local in the face of global uncertainty. The move will create an estimated 1,075 new jobs.

A quarter of our pubs are in line for improvement, with 94 of these set for makeovers costing on average £200,000. The investment will also cover works to reopen 62 long-term closed locals in 2024. By the end of the year, we'll have reopened 156 such pubs since the start of 2023, reducing the number of closed pubs in its estate to pre-pandemic levels.

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.