Old Spot Pub Company, an Ei Managed Investments venture, has lined up two further openings for 2019, which will take its portfolio to seven.

The Emperor in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, and The Star of The East, near Limehouse in London, are both due to open next month.

Dave Ford of Old Spot Pub Company said: “We tend to take on pubs that have been shut for a while with the intention of giving the community back their local. The Star of the East has been shut for a long time but we feel there is a strong community there so we are looking forward to giving them a central hub to meet and enjoy good food.

“So far the reaction to our pubs has been extremely positive, trading has been good and we’re on track with our growth plans. We have many more openings in the pipeline for 2019.”

Nathan Wall, operations director for Ei Managed Investments, added: “We are delighted with the success of The Old Spot Pub Company to date and working alongside Dave Ford and Bernard O’Neill has been very positive.

“We are working together to identify further sites within our portfolio to fit their model and look forward to enhancing many more pubs in partnership with them.”