Star Pubs & Bars has announced it is making a \u00a31.3m investment in South Yorkshire and Sheffield community pubs in order to \u201ctransform them into great quality traditional locals\u201d.\r\n\r\nAs many as 25 new jobs are expected to be created by the new investment, and the pubs to be \u201ctransformed\u201d include The White Hart on Greenhill Main Road, The New Inn on Hemsworth Road in Sheffield and The Lord Reresby in the nearby village of Thrybergh.\r\n\r\nAll of the pubs will receive complete refurbishments to transform their d\u00e9cor and make them contemporary and comfortable. Kitchen refits and the creation of dining areas will enable them to introduce \u201cexcellent\u201d food whilst barista quality coffee machines will be added.\r\n\r\nCellars at the pubs will also be upgraded with SmartDispense technology to ensure consistently good draught beer and cider, and new screens installed at The White Hart and The Lord Reresby to show Sky and BT sports.\r\n\r\nThe pubs\u2019 outside areas will also be refurbished to give them stunning outdoor space, as well as redecorating the pubs externally, there will be new planting and patios plus heating and lighting for year-round alfresco eating and drinking. Children\u2019s play areas are planned for each site.\r\n\r\nGrant Morgan-Tolworthy, Star Pubs & Bars regional operations director for South Yorkshire said: \u201cTo thrive community locals must keep pace with customers\u2019 changing needs and expectations. Sheffield\u2019s vibrant city-centre pub and bar scene is testimony to the benefit of investment. The expenditure at The White Hart, The Water Tower and The Lord Reresby will bring them up to date and broaden their appeal so that they\u2019re sustainable for the long term.\u201d\r\n\r\nStar Pubs & Bars has 35 pubs in Sheffield and 105 across South Yorkshire.