Star Pubs & Bars and Thirsty Bear Group have completed work on a £500,000 refurbishment of the Wynford Arms in central Reading, re-opening this week after a two year closure. The site is the first for Thirsty Bear with partners Vince Healy, managing director of Ascot Inns, and New Yorker Michael Wheeler who is an …

Heineken is spending £20m upgrading its Star Pubs & Bars estate across the UK with £10m earmarked for rural and suburban pubs to transform them into great local pubs. With competition for leisure spend increasing and the growth of coffee shops, the company believes that pubs need to adapt to changing consumer demands. New research, …