HEINEKEN has announced plans to spend £1.7 million in its Scottish pub estate this year.
The brewer, which owns pub company Star Pubs & Bars, said around a quarter of its Scottish outlets will benefit from the investment, which will include eight “major” refurbishments with an average spend of £71,000 on each, as well as around 20 external signage and redecoration projects.
The larger projects will include the introduction of wi-fi and coffee machines, as well as the installation of Heineken’s new Smart Dispense system.
In addition to refurbishment projects and new equipment, Heineken will also be providing staff training in pubs across its estate.
Lawson Mountstevens, UK managing director for the on-trade at Heineken, said the investment is “testimony to the strong track record of Star Pubs & Bars at developing pubs and generating good returns for lessees”.