HEINEKEN invests additional £20million in pub improvements

HEINEKEN invests additional £20million in pub improvements

Following a record investment in 2015, HEINEKEN is set to spend a further £20 million in improving its Star Pubs & Bars estate in 2016. 

Nearly 30 per cent of Star Pubs & Bars’ 1050 pubs will benefit from this investment fund. 

The 2016 investment programme will include 78 major refurbishments with an average spend of £170k, creating around 750 jobs in pubs around the country.

Star’s major pub refurbishments will focus on ensuring that its licensees can really improve their food offer, with new kitchens and more flexible areas within pubs that can be used for private dining areas and gatherings, including meetings and parties, or to provide extra covers during peak trading. These investments will help deliver the company's ambition that 50 per cent of sales from Star pubs will come from food by 2020.

Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs & Bars managing director says: "In the last three years we have invested £58 million to safeguard the great British pub. We work in partnership with our licensees to improve their pubs for the consumers they serve and help them grow their sales.  Great community pubs need to adapt to changing consumer needs and we're investing to ensure Star licensees can do just that.”