Lytham Hospitality Group outlines plans for ten-strong estate as it takes on third Star Pubs & Bars site
North west-based multi-site operator Lytham Hospitality Group has outlined plans for a ten-strong estate after taking on its third venue.
The company has acquired Star Pubs & Bars’ the Eagle & Child in the village of Weeton in Lancashire. Lytham Hospitality Group and Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars are undertaking a joint £750,000 refurbishment of the property, which will reopen as The Eagle At Weeton in mid-May. The company had been running the pub on a temporary agreement while plans were finalised. Lytham Hospitality Group’s other sites are also with Star Pubs & Bars – The Queens Hotel in Lytham and The Ship in Freckleton – where they have increased trade by 40% and 24% respectively. The new-look pub will include a vegetable patch for the pub’s use, a beer garden with a boules court and table tennis, and a separate area for under-12s. An orangery is being added to the pub’s rear, with seating for 64. There will be a pantry table in front of the pub seating eight people, with cake, snacks and coffee served during the day. Lytham Hospitality Group partner Ross Robinson, who has previously worked for Revolution Bars Group and as operations manager at Mission Mars, said: “We could immediately see the raw potential of the Eagle & Child. It was a sleeping giant that at one time had a reputation as a phenomenal food pub, which we want to regain. Our plan is to grow our estate from three to ten venues in the next seven years, initially along the Fylde coast and longer-term across the north west.” David Pritchard, regional operations director of Star Pubs & Bars, added: “Ross and his partners have done a fantastic job at The Queen’s Hotel. Now, with the help of this massive investment, they’ll be able to do the same with The Eagle At Weeton.”