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13th June 2023

The Six Bells in Shinfield transformed after £300,000 investment

The Six Bells in Shinfield, Berkshire, has reopened after a £300,000 transformational investment by pub owner Greene King.

The pub will continue to be operated by Partners and licensees Sachin Singh and Sunil Sharma, who have run the business since 2018.

The significant investment has been used to expand the pubs trading space and upgrade its facilities, enabling it to host guests for a range of occasions at any time, including for private hire events, food service, wet-led drinking occasions and sporting events.

The highlight of the transformation is an extension to the pub, which will be used to cater for private events such as weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.

Alongside this, the outside seating area of the pub has been greatly expanded with a new, high specification pavement, doubling the outside seating capacity at the pub from 100 covers to 200 covers. The pub’s beer garden has also been returfed with additional seating and a play area for children to enjoy.

Inside, the whole interior of The Six Bells has been refurbished to a high standard, with all new seating, tables and lighting enhanced by a new layout to further increase the pubs trading capacity.

A new dedicated sports area has been incorporated into the pub as part of its new layout, which will show sporting events from Sky Sports, BT Sports and Amazon Prime on High-Definition television screens.

The Six Bells has historically been known for its freshly prepared and cooked North Indian cuisine featuring dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh and Chicken Vindaloo amongst others, served alongside traditional pub classics. However, as part of its transformation, the pub will now cater for a more extended hospitality offering through its outdoor seating area and expanded trading areas.

The pub will now begin serving a carvery-style Sunday roast for the first time, which it is hoped will become a highlight for pub-goers. Alongside this, a cocktail machine has been installed at the pub to expand its drinks range, enabling customers to order an array of 18 different crafted cocktails and mocktails including Mojitos, Margaritas and Expresso Martinis.

To make full use of the increased space at the pub, operators Sachin Singh and Sunil Sharma will be introducing all new events and theme nights at the pub, including a Bollywood night and a regular quiz night.

The impressive transformation of The Six Bells pub stands as a testament to Green King Pub Partners’ commitment to investing in its licensees. Sachin Singh and Sunil Sharma have been key to the success of The Six Bells over the last five years and with Greene King’s substantial investment, they aim to grow their business through its expanded offer.

Dan Robinson, Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“I am delighted with our investment in The Six Bells, which is also an investment in Sachin and Sunil as our Partners and operators of this pub business. Our £300,000 investment has been used to greatly expand the trading footprint of the pub, enabling Sachin and Sunil to significantly extend their offer and grow their business.”

Sachin Singh and Sunil Sharma, Operators of The Six Bells in Shinfield, said:

“This is a really exciting time for our business as we look to take our next step and grow through our expanded offer. This wouldn’t be possible without the investment, ongoing support and expertise provided by Greene King Pub Partners. We cannot wait to reopen and welcome people back into our transformed pub!”


Notes to editors

Please see attached for photos of the newly invested Six Bells in Shinfield, alongside Sachin Singh, Sunil Sharma and their team.

Press Contact: Greene King press office Email: Tel: 0345 600 4898

About Greene King:

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures includes Pub Partners, which runs our tenanted and leased pubs business and Hive Franchise pubs, and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs

Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best and our premium beers, Level Head and Flint Eye, brewed for the modern-day drinker.

About Greene King Pub Partners:

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2023 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 6th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press Contact: Greene King press office Email: Tel: 0345 600 4898

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