After a £1.4 million ($1.69 million) renovation project, Star Pubs & Bars has relaunched The Unicorn pub in Cardiff, UK.
After being closed for a period of five years, The Unicorn has been transformed into a venue that includes a garden room with communal tables and a chef’s table for dining, complete with bi-fold doors leading to the terrace. The space also features a lounge/dining area and a cozy bar for the local patrons.
Beyond the pub’s confines, patrons can opt for seating on the fresh terrace, either within the timber booths or at high tables and picnic benches with parasols positioned at the front.
The menu at The Unicorn features classic pub favorites, and its beverage selection encompasses a diverse range of premium wines, cocktails, spirits, and beers. Additionally, the pub offers cask and craft ales, Heineken 0.0, and all-day barista-style coffee.
As part of the pub’s renovation, they introduced advanced dispensing technology, which is said to enhance the quality and consistency of draft beer and cider.
The Unicorn operator Gemma Morgan said, “I’ve been helping out in my parents’ pubs since I was 15. Hospitality is in my blood. Taking The Unicorn on a managed operator agreement gives people like me who haven’t got a financial background or resources the opportunity to do so.”
With this recent capital injection, the company has poured £1.75 million into investments over the past month. Their total investments in Wales over the past three years have surpassed £4 million.
Furthermore, the company unveiled a £200,000 renovation project for The Talbot, located in Talbot Green, Llantrisant.
Star Pubs & Bars is also set to launch The Newborough Arms in Bontnewydd this week, with a shared investment of £200,000 alongside Steven Hughes, the licensee of The Crown in Caernarfon.
Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens said, “We’re delighted to have brought The Unicorn back to life – it’s now a stunning pub inside and out and is our flagship pub in Wales.
“With so much housing on its doorstep, local offices and a retail park nearby and no other pubs in the vicinity, the area is crying out for a pub like The Unicorn, which offers something for everyone.
“The Unicorn brings the investment that we have made in Wales in the last three years to over £4m and demonstrates our commitment to the Welsh economy.”