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London pub successfully avoids ‘turgid’ MRO process

A central London pub has gone free of tie without invoking the “turgid” market-rent-only (MRO) option available through the pubs code.

Free of tie: the site operators invoked a tie release clause

Six biggest tenanted pubcos to honour new planning laws early

04-May-2017 - The six biggest pubcos have agreed to honour new planning legislation ahead of it coming into force in July.

Greene King expands foodservice arm for tenants

20-Apr-2017 - Greene King Pub Partners has expanded its range of food services to tenanted and leased pubs in its estate. 

Greene King opens 14 new Farmhouse Inns

13-Apr-2017 - Greene King has opened 14 new Farmhouse Inns sites over the last 12 months and has recruited 1,000 staff to fuel the expansion. 

Greene King helps licensees ‘drive trade’ through online presence

15-Mar-2017 - Greene King is offering discounted website 'toolkits' for tenanted and leased licensees to set up their own website and “embrace the digital world”.

New Greene King kits to cut beer cooling energy by half

08-Mar-2017 - Greene King is rolling out new cellar kits with the aim of cutting the energy used by its beer cooling systems by 50%. 

Record-breaking Christmas for Greene King

10-Feb-2017 - Pub group heavyweight Greene King broke its Christmas Day trading record and saw like-for-like sales growth of 1.1% for the 40 weeks to 5 February.

Gallery: pub openings January 2017

02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.

Greene King lawyers urge minister to clear up stocking rights

02-Feb-2017 - Greene King's lawyers have written to Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), calling for an amendment on stocking rights in the pubs code.

Leeds pub and brewhouse to be bought by local community

25-Jan-2017 - Members of a community have joined forces to purchase a pub and brewhouse in Leeds to prevent them from closing down. 

Pubs ‘the most popular place for eating out’

18-Jan-2017 - More than a third of Britons visit pubs for evening meals, ahead of restaurants and fast-food outlets, according the Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

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Greene King Leisure Tracker: drinking out spend up year-on-year

21-Dec-2016 - Consumers spent less money on drinking in November but their spend remained significantly higher than the same period last year, reports Greene King’s monthly Leisure Tracker.

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Greene King accuses Pubs Code of "confusion” over stocking rights

19-Dec-2016 - Greene King has blamed the pubs code of creating “inconsistency and confusion” by omitting to clarify stocking rights.

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Cerberus in talks to sell c£400m pub package

16-Dec-2016 - US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is understood to be in advanced discussions to sell a portfolio of c170 pubs, which are currently let to Greene King, in deal...

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Greene King launches support package to boost cask and keg ale sales

15-Dec-2016 - Greene King has launched a support package for pubs to help drive cask and keg ale sales. 

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MRO quote plea from 24 Greene King licensees

30-Nov-2016 - Greene King has revealed that 24 licensees requested a quote for the market rent-only option (MRO) in the first three months of the pubs code.

Leisure Tracker

Leisure tracker: 14m people plan to visit pubs over Christmas

22-Nov-2016 - Almost 14m people are planning to visit the pub over the festive period, according to Greene King’s leisure tracker.

The Mannequin Challenge

Greene King still game for mannequin challenge

22-Nov-2016 - Greene King has jumped on the latest viral video craze to sweep the internet – the mannequin challenge. 

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Greene King chief Rooney Anand wins business leader award

16-Nov-2016 - Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand has been named the business leader of the year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK 2016.

Operations Managers Awards

Best operations managers in the country named

08-Nov-2016 - The winners of the ALMR Operations Managers Awards 2016, the yearly search for the best and brightest regional managers in the pub sector, have been announced at a gala ceremony...


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.

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Greene King to offer discounted services for licensees

27-Oct-2016 - Pub company Greene King has launched a 'toolkit' to help licensees save money on various services relating to the day-to-day running of the pub.


Greene King employee named Hospitality Apprentice of the Year

21-Oct-2016 - A Greene King pub apprentice has been named ‘Hospitality Apprentice of the Year’ by a Bristol-based training provider. 

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Leisure tracker: Quarter of young Millennials to spend Halloween in pub

19-Oct-2016 - Almost one in four 18 to 24-year-olds will be spending this Halloween in the pub, according to Greene King’s Leisure Spend Tracker.