The pub is Redhouse Pub Group’s first substantive lease with Star. The group now has a varied portfolio of 19 leased pubs – ten free trade and nine tied – in and around the M25.
It said the investment will aim to transform The Rose and Crown into a “family-friendly” pub serving food. The exterior work will carefully renovate the Grade II listed pub, repainting the building and adding new lighting and signage.
An 80-seater alfresco terrace will be created, overlooking the adjoining woodland. It will
boast covered heated space for 24 people, festoon lighting, new planting and new
The internal revamp will “upgrade the pub throughout”, with original features
such as fireplaces, old beams and flagstone floors will be restored and retained. The
layout will include a bar, a lounge, a snug and two function rooms that can also be
used as overflow trading space.
Redhouse Pub Groups’ head of operations, Brian Coughlan, said: “We have a great
free trade relationship with Heineken stretching back many years. It’s good to be
building on that by working with Star. They’ve got the same family ethos and look
after their licensees well.
“I can tell instantly whether a pub will work for us, and I got that feeling when I walked
into The Rose and Crown. It has got loads of potential and fantastic outside space.”
Tim Galligan, Star Pubs and Bars’ operations director, added: “We’re delighted to
be investing with Redhouse Pubs Group. They’ve got an excellent reputation and a
proven track record of developing great pub businesses.
“The Rose and Crown will be no exception; it will be a superb local pub for the community and a destination dining spot for those from further afield.”