Punch has launched the 25th iteration of its community pub model Mighty Local.

The group has completed the £345,000 refurbishment of the George & Dragon in Hyde and has a pipeline of five more to open before August, including sites in development in Elland and Dunstable.

Andy Wilkinson, concept development manager for Punch, said: “This is about making sure that our pubs really are at the heart of the communities they serve. Our Mighty Locals concept is proving really popular with customers as it combines all the elements that make the British pub great; a warm welcome, community spirit and a strong offer.

“Mighty Locals is a winning formula that will continue to rollout across the country. It has been incredibly popular and gives us a platform to develop strong local pubs with a robust offer that really engages the community.”