Star Pubs & Bars is investing £1.26m into South Yorkshire community pubs, creating 25 new jobs in the process.
The pubs are in the Sheffield area and include The White Hart on Greenhill Main Road, The New Inn on Hemsworth Road in Sheffield and The Lord Reresby in the nearby village of Thrybergh.
All of the pubs will receive complete refurbishments to transform dated décor, making them contemporary and comfortable for guests.
Kitchen refits and the creation of dining areas will enable the operators to introduce food ranging from pies and burgers to curries and steaks, while barista-quality coffee machines will be added and coffees served all day.
Cellars will also be upgraded with SmartDispense technology to ensure consistent quality of draught beer and cider, and new screens installed at The White Hart and The Lord Reresby to show live sports.
The pubs’ outside areas will also benefit from a revamp, with al fresco dining and children’s play areas installed.
“To thrive, community locals must keep pace with customers’ changing needs and expectations,” comments Grant Morgan-Tolworthy, Star Pubs & Bars regional operations director for South Yorkshire.
“Sheffield’s vibrant city-centre pub and bar scene is testimony to the benefit of investment.
“The expenditure at The White Hart, The Water Tower and The Lord Reresby will bring them up to date and broaden their appeal so that they’re sustainable for the long term.”
The investment is part of the £44m national investment programme announced by Star Pubs & Bars in June 2018.