Frontier Pubs, the joint venture between Ei Group and Food & Fuel, is to open its fifth site, MCA has learnt.

The Managed Expert operator is to re-launch the Kings Arms in Hanwell under its Hops & Dough model, focussing on pizza, craft beer and live sports on the big screen.

The group’s first site – The Chandos in Honor Oak – was launched last September and has since been followed by the Coach & Horses in Clapham; the Rose & Crown, Tooting Bec and the former Lion NW16 in Stoke Newington, which has re-launched as the Red Lion.