Lancashire brewer and pub operator Thwaites has revealed its first batch of refurbishments as part of its £2m investment plan for 2011. The company has earmarked £2m for refurbishments between April 2010 and April 2011, and of that figure, £341k has so far been spent on five projects. These were at the Black Bull in Ribchester, Lancashire (£51k); the Black Bull at Starling (£68k), Greater Manchester; the Queens at Bradley Fold (£80k), Greater Manchester; the Beechwood in Runcorn, Cheshire (£44.5k); and the Ship at Teanford, Staffordshire (£97k). Thwaites plans to refurbish between 60 and 70 pubs across the 12 months. Andrew Buchanan, pub operations director of Thwaites, said: “As we have shown with our extensive investments in refurbishing five of our pubs, we are committed to enhancing the overall quality of our estate and providing a more comfortable environment for our customers.”