Walkabout (pub chain)
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Walkabout is an Australian-themed bar chain with 24 venues across the UK. The chain is operated by Intertain Ltd, who specialise in hospitality management on the high-street. The chain focuses on party atmosphere, sport and Australian inspired food and drink, such as Kangaroo Steak, Australian Wild Boar Burgers, Barramundi Fish and Chips, Bundaberg Rum, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Little Creatures Pale Ale and VB.
Walkabout employs 821 employees and their head office is based in Hemel Hempstead.
The first Walkabout bar was opened in 1994. Since the first opening, Walkabout has continued to expand their estate, throughout the UK.
Commencing in 2013, Walkabout embarked on a refurbishment programme across the estate, with the following sites being refurbished; Derby, Bristol, Brighton, Lincoln, Blackpool, Sheffield and Newquay. They have moved away from the 1990’s ‘outback’ style fit out and closer to a modern venue.
Walkabout is home of the party on the high-street, offering great seats for sporting events, a great range of Australian food and drink and live music events. With a strong Australian heritage, this influences all that Walkabout does. This can be seen in the stripped back, outback interior, with booths available for special events. The food and drink menu has a large range of dishes, infused with Australian ingredients and recipes.
Walkabout has always been known for their party atmosphere, which is great for sports. This is still very much what they are known for and they host events for all major sports events.
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