Pub giant invests nearly £1m into Birmingham pubs

A £1m cash injection from Britain’s biggest pub company has seen two Birmingham pubs reopen this week.
The Slug & Lettuce on Brindleyplace reopens this Friday 1 March after Stonegate invested £650,000 in refitting its premises facing the nearby Waters Edge bandstand.
This refurbishment includes a new colour scheme, a VIP booth with marble and tabletops, mirrorballs, murals, neon lights and ‘theatrical’ cocktail glasses.
While, The Brasshouse on Broad Street reopens a day earlier this Thursday 29 February after the company paid £304,000 to refurbish the Grade II-listed venue, which dates back to 1781.
First opened as a pub by Ansells 40 years ago, its reopening will create 15 new front-of-house jobs as well as an extra 15 dining covers outside.

Chris Mason, manager at The Brasshouse, said: “The last investment into The Brasshouse was more than ten years ago, so it’s really exciting to have the space revamped. We want to make our pub the ultimate place on Broad Street to have a pint, a glass of wine or a cocktail whether you’re an office worker, weekend visitor or party-goer.”