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Greene King fined £24k after child's anaphylactic shock from dessert

Greene King has been ordered to pay £24,000 after an 11-year-old boy suffered an anaphylactic shock in one of its pubs after he ate a dessert containing egg.

Dessert disaster: baked Alaska triggered 11-year-old boy's allergy (credit: Monkey Business images/

Greene King pledges zero waste to landfill by 2020

19-Jun-2017 - Greene King has set a new target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020, as the pubco predicts the issue of waste will become “more and more pressing” for the...

Greene King pub slammed over ‘cold food and disgusting service’

12-Jun-2017 - A diner has taken to Facebook to vent his frustration over an unsatisfactory meal at a Greene King Flaming Grill, which he said was cold and poorly served.

Low MRO numbers caused by 'complex and convoluted procedures'

05-Jun-2017 - Billed as a ‘new dawn’ for tenants last July, take-up for the market-rent-only (MRO) option has proved slow ever since. What has gone wrong with this critical tenet of the...

Community fails in bid to buy Leeds pub despite raising £130,000

05-Jun-2017 - A community group has failed in its bid to purchase iconic West Yorkshire pub the Cardigan Arms as the owner agrees a sale with another party.

PCA to examine claims pubcos ‘inhibit’ tenant access to MROs

02-Jun-2017 - The office of Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has approached industry bodies for evidence following concerns pubcos could be inhibiting tenant access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

26-May-2017 - Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

Greene King loses bingo licence appeal

26-May-2017 - The Court of Appeal has refused a Greene King application to have bingo in its pubs, after the court ruled in favour of the Gambling Commission.

Turnover of largest pub groups continues to outpace inflation

23-May-2017 - The average turnover of the 50 biggest pub companies in the UK is continuing to outpace inflation.

London pub successfully avoids ‘turgid’ MRO process

11-May-2017 - A central London pub has gone free of tie without invoking the “turgid” market-rent-only (MRO) option available through the pubs code.

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.