Star Pubs & Bars set to invest £1.3 million in Bristol pubs

Star Pubs & Bars set to invest £1.3 million in Bristol pubs

Star Pubs & Bars is to invest £666K this summer on two major refurbishments in the Bristol area with a further £644K earmarked for three pub investments when licensees have been found to take on the pubs.

With competition for leisure spending increasing, Star believes pubs need to adapt to changing consumer demands and continue to invest to stay ahead of competitors. Its investment in the Bristol area is focused on creating great local pubs and introducing good quality food and coffee for the whole community to enjoy.

£382k will be invested by Star in the Langton Court in Brislington in late summer.  This includes a complete redecoration and reconfiguration of the interior to create an open lounge with refurbished bar. A new kitchen is being installed which will allow customers to see their food being prepared, as food will be a major feature of the refurbished pub.  The function room will also be upgraded whilst outside there’ll be a new seating area, lighting, and signage.

The Swan in Tytherington will also benefit from a proposed £261K total refurbishment late summer, which will include a new patio, kitchen upgrade and increase in dining capacity to reflect the pub’s improved food offer.

The pubs earmarked for investment include The Charlton in Keynsham, The Elm Tree in Bishopswood and The Old Globe in Bedminster.

Star’s proposed £284k investment at the Elm Tree, Bishopsworth will relocate the bar and games area to improve sports in the pub and position the lounge near the car park to make it easy for families to use.  The open lounge area will also be used for daytime dining and evening entertainment.  Outside, new fencing and a gate will ensure a safe environment for families.

A £177k investment is planned for The Old Globe, Bedminster.  The full refurbishment will include a terrace and installation of a kitchen to enable the pub to serve food.

Exclusive new research, carried out by Populus on behalf of HEINEKEN, showed that almost a third (28 percent) of British adults in the Bristol area visit their local pub once a week or more. But pubs that fail to keep pace with evolving consumer demands have struggled.

Today’s pub goers in Bristol know what they’re looking for from their local:

  • Two thirds (67per cent) want their local to offer good food
  • A third (32 per cent) look for a nice pub garden
  • A third (30 per cent) would like free WiFi
  • Almost a third (27%) want to have live sport on TV.

Tim Galligan, operations director of Star Pubs & Bars said: “Vibrant pubs are an affordable, fun place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together. But customers now want the same choice and quality of drinks, good food and entertainment on their doorsteps at their locals as they get in city centres. We’re delighted to be investing in Bristol, which is part of a £20 million investment we’re making in 2017 transforming pubs in communities across the country. The continued investment creates pubs people want to use, benefiting local communities.”

For further information on The Charlton, Elm Tree and Old Globe pubs which are available to lease visit or call 08085 94 95 96.