Frontier Pubs – the managed investments partnership between Enterprise Inns and Food & Fuel – has added two sites amid plans to grow the estate even further.
The Rose & Crown in Tooting Bec and The Lion in Stoke Newington join two existing London sites, including the Chandos in Honor Oak Park, in the Frontier portfolio.
The company forms part of Enterprise's partnership programme with 'industry-leading' managed house operators, in which the pubco hopes to benefit from their retailing flair and capability. Food & Fuel is a London-based operator of gastro pubs and café bars run by Karen Jones, Jo Cumming and Peter Myers. There are currently six ei managed investment partnerships in operation.
Both new sites are set to undergo major internal refurbishments. As per the Frontier Pubs' model, both will focus on craft beer, with a wide range of draught, bottled and canned brews. Pizza will be on offer, and both sites will screen all major sporting fixtures.
Peter Myers, commercial director for Food and Fuel, said there are plans to grow the estate even further if the right sites are available.
'Our first two sites have been well received by customers and we're very excited about these two London openings,' said Myers. 'With the demand for craft beer continuing to rise, and taking into consideration the locations of these sites, we're confident they will be very successful.'
Nathan Wall, operations director, for ei managed investments, said: 'We're delighted to have grown the Frontier Pubs portfolio with these two openings. Working closely with Peter and the Frontier Pubs team, we have created a robust model that customers love and we're very confident that this partnership will continue to flourish over the coming years as we identify suitable sites.'