Admiral Taverns confirms £750,000 investment in Yorkshire estate

By Hannah Thompson contact

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Admiral Taverns confirms £750,000 investment in Yorkshire estate

Related tags: Public house, Bar, Flood

Pub group Admiral Taverns has confirmed a series of significant investments in three of its Yorkshire pubs, including £250,000 in soon-to-open The Albert in Hebden Bridge.

As well as investments in The Black Lion in Bramley, and The Villager in Wilsden, there will be further investment projects in the pipeline too, the company confirmed.

Overall, the group has invested £750,000 in 11 of its Yorkshire pubs across the past ten months.

Significant projects include The Albert, which is set to open on 25 August, and has undergone a £250,000 refurbishment project following new licensee Victoria Percival’s takeover of the pub in November 2015. It was then closed after serious in December, but will now re-open with a new bar, new kitchen, lounge with a wood-burning stove, and a new local team.

It has also built new flood defences to protect it in the event of a future flood.  

The Black Lion in Bramley had also been closed until its takeover by licensee Mark Stanford last year, and has now received renovations inside and out, with a new local manager.

The Villager in Wilsden, run by licensee Andy Longely, also received an extensive renovation, plus a new food menu and a push for improved beer sales.

Andy Hodgson, operations director at Admiral Taverns, said: “Each investment has addressed a different need. Be it flood defences post the extreme flooding at Christmas, newly refurbished interiors, brand new kitchens or welcoming exterior renovations, they crucially allow these pubs to develop their offer to the local community, potentially creating more job opportunities and positioning each pub business for future growth.”

He added that the company currently has five pubs in the northern county available for would-be licensees.

Related topics: Business, Pubs & Bars, Venues

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