Young's readies two new openings

Young’s is set to expand its portfolio with the opening of two new pubs, scheduled to open from Monday 12 April.

Young's is set to expand its portfolio with the opening of two new pubs, which are both scheduled to open outdoor terraces from Monday 12 April.

Acquired by the pub group last year, Alban’s Well is situated on St Peter’s Street in St Albans and occupies the ground-floor of a former BHS building.

Young’s will also open its fifth pub in Greenwich, London, in the same month, following its purchase of the Grade II-listed Enderby House in 2018.

The acquisitions will join Young’s 200-strong pub portfolio, adding to the continued growth of the company in and outside of London. All Young’s pubs and hotels are set to reopen on 17 May 2021, with 143 sites opening pub gardens from 12 April.

“After the most challenging of year for our industry, we are pleased to announce the arrival of these two new pubs this spring," says Patrick Dardis, chief executive of Young & Co. "With the reopening of hospitality finally on the horizon, we are looking forward to welcoming guests back into our pubs and establishing both Alban’s Well and Enderby House at the heart of their respective local neighbourhoods.”

Site details 

The new 6,000 sq ft Alban's Well site is currently undergoing extensive building and design works to create a 168-cover pub and dining room alongside a 62-cover outdoor terrace.

Interiors will take a sustainable approach, with upcycled furniture and reclaimed tiling, while seasonal British menus will champion underutilised and ethically sourced ingredients, with a focus on plant-based and gluten-free dishes. The project will also see the introduction of a self-service wine experience from the ‘Wine Wall’, offering a wide range of wines by the glass.

In Greenwich, Young’s is renovating the historic Enderby House, which dates back to 1835. The three-storey local pub features two dining rooms and a variety of private dining rooms, alongside the main bar and two outdoor terraces. Design elements take inspiration from the building’s heritage, while menus will celebrate the best of seafood and British produce, together with a selection of local craft and draught beers.