Enterprise Inns is set to open its 100th managed pub.

The Caerphilly Cwtch in Caerphilly, Wales, will sit within Enterprise’s wet-led Craft Union division. It takes Craft Union to a 70-strong estate and Enterprise said the opening illustrates its desire to expand the division outside its northern heartland.

The Caerphilly Cwtch, which comes from the Welsh for ‘hug’ or ‘snug’ and was previously known as The Irish Tymes, is in the final stages of a major refurbishment.

The new operator of the pub will be Sara Burton, sister of the previous publican who has managed the Irish Tymes for eight years.

She said: “”After eight fantastic years of running the Irish Tymes the staff and myself are looking forward to the working in partnership with Craft Union to further cement our position within the community providing a much needed community focused pub. Exciting times are ahead.”

Simon Townsend, chief executive of Enterprise Inns, said: “Not only does today’s news demonstrate the excellent progress we are making against our strategy of growing our managed estate, but more significantly, it is the perfect example of our purpose to put great pubs back at the heart of local communities.”

“I look forward to seeing the excellent work Sara and her team will do and wish them the very best of luck.”