Ei Group pumps £3m into West Midlands pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

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Cash injection: Ei Group is pumping money into sites in the Midlands
Cash injection: Ei Group is pumping money into sites in the Midlands
Pubco Ei Group has invested more than £3m into pubs across the West Midlands over the past six months, as part of the group’s capital investment of £80m a year across its estate.

Refurbishment projects included a £115,000 investment in the Denbigh Arms in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, which included a refresh of its interior and exterior.

Licensees Nigel and Paula Wright had run the pub for two years before joining forces with Ei Publican Partnerships – the pub group’s tenanted and leased arm.

Ei Publican Partnerships regional manager Paul Vavasour said: “We have worked closely with Nigel and Paula, who are highly experienced operators, to enhance the pub in a way that supports their business growth plans."

Traditional pub

He added: “They knew it was important to retain a traditional pub element that catered for locals who enjoy a social drink, but they also saw an opportunity to build the food offering.

“I’m delighted to say that through our joint investment in the Denbigh Arms, we have managed to achieve both so the locals are happy and the pub is thriving.

“We have a large portfolio of fantastic pubs across the West Midlands, which means we can usually find just the right venue for our publicans to thrive.

“We work closely with them to ensure they have the tools and ongoing support to create pubs that truly become the hub of their local communities.”

Further investments

A further £122,000 was pumped into the Horseshoe at Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, run by multiple operators Mark and Claire Peggram, who also run Ei Publican Partnerships pub the Crown in Tiddington.

The interior and exterior trading areas have been overhauled alongside improvements to the kitchen, enabling the food offer at the pub to be extended.

Refurbishments have also been made at sites within Ei Group’s managed arm Craft Union including the Prince of Wales in Rugby, Warwickshire, which is currently undergoing a £180,000 investment and set to open later this month (April).

The same amount has also been pumped into the New Hampton in Wolverhampton, which is due to open its doors as a new Craft Union pub in May.

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