Pubs and Bars

Beer and Coffee Co open its fourth leased pub

The pub will join the group’s pug brand and has been renamed The Lazy Pug to mark its new direction

Beer and Coffee Co has announced the opening of its fourth leased pub with Star Pubs and Bars following a £160,000 refurbishment.

The pub will join the group’s pug brand and has been renamed The Lazy Pug to mark its new direction.

Other venues include The Black Pug in Warwick and The Fat Pug, The Royal Pug and Procaffeinate coffee shop in Leamington Spa. The company is now looking to expand further with Star Pubs and Bars, with a view to building a group of up to ten pug-branded pubs in the West Midlands.

The new pub features a full kitchen refit enabling The Lazy Pug to introduce all-day food with a menu ranging from traditional pub favourites to gourmet burgers and stone-baked pizzas.

The Lazy Pug will also boast its own coffee bar called Procaffeinate where it will serve barista-quality coffee from 9am as well as breakfasts and cakes.

Matt Crowther, co-founder of Beer and Coffee Co, said: “Leased pubs work best for us, as they’re the quickest way to expand. We’ve built up a loyal local following for Pug Pubs and, with four sites, we’ve now got a strong structure and team in place from which to grow further.

“We enjoy working with Star, they’re innovative, keen to invest and flexible about adapting to suit our business model.”

Paul Linton, operations director for Warwickshire, Star Pubs and Bars, added: “We’re delighted to have joined forces with Beer & Coffee Co. once again.

“They’ve done a fantastic job once again, The Lazy Pug looks stunning. It’s a great addition to Shipston on Stour and will no doubt attract trade from Pug Pub fans as well as local residents and visitors to the region.”

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