Stonegate is to open four additional Slug & Lettuce site – three of which were formerly Yates bars, and the fourth a Stonegate pub called The Goose, in Doncaster.

Located at 2 Dean Park, Crescent in Bournemouth; 53 Hall Gate in Doncaster; 34 Queen Square in Wolverhampton and 24-28 Boar Lane in Leeds, all four venues are due to open before Christmas.

In addition, Slug & Lettuce in Manchester’s Spinningfields will re-open at the end of November following a £250k refurbishment.

The total investment in all five sites comes to more than £2m, with the interiors of all Slug & Lettuce venues to include a “deluxe new décor”, which includes rich, bold prints, neon hues and flashes of gold and glamour.

They will also feature VIP masterclass stations and birdcage seating plus “insta-glam” cocktails, and a range of bookable event spaces.