From a quiet pint to a special celebration, or from Sunday lunch to a spot of karaoke, pubs provide a home from home and are a beloved part of the nation’s culture. We believe that a well-invested pub estate, run by innovative and experienced operators, keeps our pubs at the heart of their local community, where they bring people together from all walks of life.
That’s why, in 2019, we’ve invested a record £50 million in our pubs across the UK. This included 150 transformational refurbishments where we completely overhaul the pub. Our investment also created 1,200 jobs.
Our ambitious investment programme gives a bespoke refurbishment to fit each pub’s individual character. Every pub will benefit from Smart Dispense, a state of the art, environmentally friendly cellar dispense technology, which saves CO2 and water for every pint of beer and cider served.
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 continue to flourish in their communities.