Urban Village Pubs are proud winners of 'Best Community Pub Operator'
Our pubs’ community integration impressed judges at the Publican Awards. We’re delighted for the recognition.
URBAN VILLAGE PUBS
Urban Village Pub Company is an independent pub company founded by Ian Grundy and Gavin Drew. We currently operate a number of pubs in the South East of England. We are supported by Rufus Hall as Non-exec Chairman and Steve Hipgrave as Operations Director.
Our vision is to take the best characteristics of village pubs and blend them with the more contemporary environment of an urban pub.
Each pub has the relaxed, informal and friendly attributes of the Great British pub combined with a modern, contemporary and vibrant environment that has a strong sense of identity within the local community.
Each of our pubs share a love for great beer. Every pub has an ever-changing range of cask ale, often from local, small breweries. Each pub has a self-service fridge, which is stocked with more than 30 beers, and our craft beer walls see the most interesting keg beers from some of the finest breweries on the planet.
It’s going to be love at first bite…all our food is made with a whole lot of love with some of the freshest ingredients from suppliers we trust. Our head of food, Sarah Thomas produces dishes which are interesting, tasty, uncomplicated and affordable.
Our pubs are all about bringing people together because what’s more important than being with friends and family? We want our customers to spend time with us and have a thoroughly good time; we instil in our teams the need for them to put the people who visit our pubs at the very centre of what they do.
Our independence allows us to listen and adapt, delivering what our customers want each and every time they visit. We are passionate about ensuring our customers enjoy their time in any of our pubs whatever their reason for visiting.
We plan to continue to invest and grow our portfolio of superb pubs, if you would like to know more then contact us using the form below.
“We are passionate about ensuring our customers enjoy their time in any of our pubs whatever their reason for visiting.”
Urban Village Pub Company currently own and operate a number pubs in the South of England. Take a look at each of our pubs in more detail by clicking the link to the individual websites. We are always on the lookout for new sites in urban areas to add to our portfolio and we have significant investment planned for our existing pubs.
The Kings Head & Bell
– Abingdon –
The Southsea Village
– Southsea –
The Walton Village
– Walton on Thames –
The Mayflower Village
– Southampton –
The Guildhall Village
– Portsmouth –
– Walthamstow –
The Watling St. Village
– Towcester –
The Rookwood Village
– Leytonstone –
The Village Green
We love pubs because we love people, we like to give them a good time and make them happy. Happy people live in a happy world and that’s why we take our responsibilities to the community and to the planet extremely seriously.
We are aware that our pubs consume significant energy and our kitchens and bars generate waste through packaging. We are taking decisive steps to minimize our carbon footprint. These include reducing wastage, increasing recycling, and enhancing our energy efficiency. All our electricity and gas now come from renewable sources or are fully offset through recognized and certified carbon offset programs. By partnering with ethical supply chains, minimizing non-recyclable waste, and adopting best practices, we are not only committed to reducing our carbon footprint substantially by the start of 2024 but also confident in our mission to transform into a carbon-neutral pub company.
We want to run a business that we’re proud of; helping to improve the world we live in, for our customers, the environment, and ourselves.
We are proud to work with a number of suppliers who share our commitment to help make the world a better place.
All of our washroom waste is managed by Greenworks solutions, they recycle it and use it in energy production.
1st Waste manages all of our business waste, they are committed to lean recycling, waste minimisation and innovative waste recovery solutions. 1st Waste is also a member of the verified carbon standard group working with businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.
To find out more about the suppliers we work with, click on the individual logo.
“We are proud to work with a number of suppliers who share our commitment to help make the world a better place.”
The Urban Village People
We care about people, that’s why we are in the pub business. We think people make all the difference in our pubs and we work hard to make our team feel just as much at home as our guests.
Our pubs are great, but it’s our people that make them stand out. We are a small company and aspire to know each and every one of our team members personally. Our team tell us they appreciate the personal approach and they feel they are not just another number.
We create in house specialists and champions so that’s why we think it is important that we promote from within wherever possible and that we are very proud of the people we’ve seen grow through the ranks.
We are committed to training and the development of our Urban Village teams.
We offer a full induction programme, on the job e-learning and even the opportunity to take workplace apprenticeships and NVQ’s to further develop our team’s careers in hospitality.
We are always looking for great people in a variety of roles from managers, chefs, kitchen team and front of house teams.
So ask yourself…..do you want to have fun, make friends, work at a fast pace and be a part of something special? If you do….then contact us…simple really.
Click the button below to start the journey.