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Hawthorn Leisure invests £610k in two Scottish pubs

Pub company Hawthorn Leisure has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to Scotland by spending more than £600k on two investments. This CAPEX spend launches the firm’s plan to invest £1.8m into its 106 pubs in Scotland throughout 2018.

The two pubs have been opened in partnership with Scottish pub company, PG Taverns. The Jolly Gin and Craft in Falkirk reopened after undergoing a major internal refurbishment costing £300k.

The redesign of the bar has provided customers with a rejuvenated drinking experience and has seen the introduction of an indoor Gin Garden (pictured), complete with its own Wisteria Tree.

Meanwhile, the residents of East Calder are celebrating as their only pub, The Grapes, has been reopened after seven months, following a £310k investment and refurbishment project that has turned it into the heart of the community.

To highlight its Scottish investment plans, and to source potential Hawthorn Leisure Partners, the pub company is hosting a Scottish Open Day, on Wednesday 23 May from 10am-4pm at Drygate Brewery, in partnership with findmypub.com.

The Open Day allows potential Partners to meet key members of the Hawthorn Leisure team, as well as existing Partners that will be on hand to answer any queries. Additionally, potential Partners will have the opportunity to meet with the BII and C&C Group, who will both be in attendance.

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Gerry Carroll, commented, “We are very proud of our work in Scotland and our wider plans to invest heavily in the country throughout 2018.

'Scotland is very important to us as a business and, with being one of the major pub companies operating in the country, we have a responsibility to pub owners and managers based there.

'In recent months, we have been in conversation with the SBPA regarding a number of issues, including the Bibby Bill and rates, and we fully support its stance on these matters.”