PubLove set to open three sites with Ei

By Emily Hawkins contact

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Ferry good: PubLove will soon open two refurbished sites, including the White Ferry House, and a brand new pub (image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)
Ferry good: PubLove will soon open two refurbished sites, including the White Ferry House, and a brand new pub (image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

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Pub company PubLove will open three refurbished sites in the capital, including a reopening of what will be its biggest site.

The openings are the first ones after the pubco entered a joint partnership with Ei Group’s Managed Investments in 2017.

PubLove sites contain backpacker hostels on their upper floors and offer craft burgers.

It will reopen the White Ferry House, in Victoria, central London, this week and the Steam Engine in Waterloo, central London, in June, which have both been heavily refurbished.

An investment of £500,000 has seen the number of beds at the Victoria site increase to 75, as well as the debut of the company’s new pizza offer.

Biggest site 

The Steam Engine will reopen in the summer after an investment of £750,000. The refurbishment will add a new storey to the site, doubling the number of beds on offer to 80 – the company’s biggest venue so far.

PubLove will also open its first new site since partnering with Ei, which will be the Rose & Crown near London Bridge.

The central London site has received an investment of £450,000 and will open next month (May).

PubLove founder and chief executive Ben Stackhouse said the company had its eye on more potential new sites.

Exciting times ahead

He said: “Our partnership with Ei Managed Investments continues to go from strength to strength and there are some very exciting times ahead.

"These three major projects have been made possible through their continued support and, in tandem with access to a strong pipeline of new sites, together we are transforming the PubLove business and innovating our customer proposition.”

Ei Managed Investments operations director Nathan Wall said the company was looking forward to shared future success with the pubco.

He said: “PubLove continues to be a progressive business with its focus on establishing and then improving highly regarded community pubs allied to a winning retail offer.

Ei currently has 11 Managed Investments partners including Hippo Inns and Frontier Pubs.

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