Stonegate invests in its bar and club brands


Slug and Lettuce EpsomStonegate Pub Company has unveiled a new-look Slug and Lettuce and two more of its Popworld nightclubs after investment of over £1.5million in its estate in January.

The Slug and Lettuce in Epsom, Surrey, reopened with a new colour scheme of sea green, plum and silver and a new layout that includes two circular booths (pictured above). Nearly £130,000 was spent on the site, which also saw the installation of Sky Sports plus a large projector and two plasma screens.

Jo O’Meara and Bradley McIntosh from chart-topping nineties band SClub7 helped to officially launch Popworld in Portsmouth city centre this month in the former premises of Babylon.

With an investment of £100,000, the new venue has bright and vibrant colours, a new sound and lighting system including an 8ft by 6ft LED wall and booths seating up to 10 people.

It follows the opening of Popworld in Southampton and Liverpool, with a fourth launching in Swansea this week. The clubs specialise in fun cocktails such as the signature Popalicious, a blend of rum, strawberry liqueur and fresh lime juice.

Maggie Hewlett, manager of Popworld in Portsmouth, said: “The vision for Popworld is it is a bar that celebrates and wholly embraces pop music, from the 90s to the present day, as well as its trademark anthemic music.

“We’ve got a great cocktail menu which has a number of sharing cocktails such as the Partini and the Top Hat. Not only do they taste great, they look good too with elaborate garnishes and provide a real element of theatre.”

Stonegate has also invested in pubs such as the Sutton Arms in Hornchurch, Essex, The Bear in Twickenham, south-west London, The Fleet in Portsmouth and The Goose in Fulham, London.

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