Tom Kerridge to open third Greene King pub

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New project: Kerridge to open a new venue as part of a joint venture
New project: Kerridge to open a new venue as part of a joint venture
Celebrity Michelin-starred pub chef Tom Kerridge is set to open his third gastropub, Greene King Marlow pub the Butcher’s Tap, in a bid to “bring the high street alive again”.

The new venture, plans for which The Morning Advertiser (MA) revealed last year​, will be the chef’s third site alongside the Coach and the two-Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers, all in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Kerridge is working on the new site, which is set to open this November, with friend and butcher Andy Cook, as well as pubco Greene King.

The new venue will pair a butcher's and public house into one, by working as a fully functioning butcher's shop and a bar during the day, before being turned into a meat-led gastropub post-5pm.

Understanding of meat

Butcher Cook, who supplies Kerridge’s two other sites, will bring his understanding of meat into the kitchen.

The project is also the first joint venture launch for Greene King, which MA ​understands will be followed by more.

Take a peek at the Coach in Marlow

Earlier this year The Morning Advertiser ​took a party of gastropub chefs and owners to Tom Kerridge's Top 50 Gastropub the Coach in Marlow to sample some food, Estrella Damm and wine.

See inside here: Inside the Coach

Head chef Nick Beardshaw described the pub's cooking as being 'all about deliciousness' and revealed what it's like to work with Kerridge.

Watch the video here: 'It's all about deliciousness'

Of the new project, Kerridge said: “The quality of produce that Andy brings is uncompromising, and he’s a proper butcher.

“We want The Butcher’s Tap to be the heart and soul of Marlow, somewhere you can pop in every week for your usual order that we’ll have ready for you, but also a place you can have a pint and a hot pork pie straight out of the oven.”

The Butchers Tap

The Butchers Tap will celebrate meat, including British classics such as braised faggots and hot pots as well as homemade pies, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls.

It is a “no-frills” venue that will serve simple, British food and drink, according to those behind the concept.

Greene King Pub Partners managing director Clive Chesser said: “We aim to work with the best in the business and are thrilled that the next step of our ongoing partnership with Tom Kerridge also marks the start of what we hope will be a major development in our Pub Partners division.

“The Butcher’s Tap is the first of our innovative new joint-venture concepts and our partnership in Marlow combines a world famous chef with two Michelin stars alongside a first-class butcher with huge experience and Greene King’s brands and retail expertise.”

The Coach ranked in fifth position at this year's Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub​ list reveal and awards.

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