Heineken continues £4.6 million spend on North West pubs

Drinks: Beers
Location: England
Other: Business

Heineken-owned pub group Star Pubs & Bars has outlined a £4.6m spend on192 of its North West pub estate in 2017, including £1.2 million in the Liverpool area where the leased pub operator has 23 pubs.

Work has begun this week on a £490,000 refurbishment of The Weld Blundell pub in Lydiate, run by multiple operator MSR Pubs Ltd, following a fifteen-month closure. The work is expected to take two months with the pub scheduled to open in late October, creating fifteen new jobs.

MSR Pubs Ltd, run by director Mike Reeve also operates The Yew Tree and The Plough at Preston with Star Pubs & Bars.

Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens said: ‘We’re pleased to be investing with Mike on another business venture. He is an outstanding licensee and passionate about creating a great local for the community where his family still lives.’

The news comes as Heineken has offered to sell pubs in 33 areas across the UK to satisfy the concerns of competition authorities for its takeover of part of Punch Taverns. The deal is ongoing.

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Claire Dodd

As a freelance journalist, Claire has written about pretty much any topic you can imagine, from which are the best sausages, to how to flood-proof your home. However, her writing on drinks began when she landed a job as a features writer for the Publican magazine in 2007. Adjusting to a lifestyle of sampling the best drinks from around the world was tough, but someone had to do it. Having left the title in 2011, today Claire focuses on drinks and travel writing for both consumer and trade titles. Aside from searching the globe for the best drinks, and the nicest spots to consume them, she also judges global brewing competitions and keeps an eye on the business moves of the on-trade.

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