Prince Albert pub transformed with £280k investment

By Amelie Maurice-Jones contact

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Venue makeover: The Prince Albert, Ely, has been expanded with an investment of Greene King Pub Partners
Venue makeover: The Prince Albert, Ely, has been expanded with an investment of Greene King Pub Partners

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The Prince Albert pub in Ely, Cambridgeshire has bagged a £280,000 investment from Greene King Pub Partners in conjunction with long-term business partners Jeanene and Mike Connelly.

The pub has invested the money in a new oak-framed garden room, with bifold doors providing an extra 40 covers. The investment has also been put towards a new kitchen, pizza oven and gender-neutral toilets within the newly landscaped garden. 

Since taking the venue 11 years ago, Mike and Jeanene, in partnership with Greene King, have already extended the site’s original footprint by adding a conservatory to the small tavern. The pair have built a strong community following through offering home-cooked food, and a wide range of craft beer and cask ale. 

Strength to strength

Greene King Pub Partners business development manager Chris Cocker said: “Mike and Jeanene are experienced pub operators and are serial investors in their businesses alongside us.  

“It’s brilliant to see what they have done at the Prince Albert over the years, I’m sure with the new trading area, they will continue to go from strength to strength”. 

Greene King Pub Partners operates more than 1,000 pubs in England Scotland and Wales. The business was awarded the Publican Awards Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Operator 2021 – its fifth time of winning the accolade. 

Successful start to the year 

The company works with independent operators and entrepreneurs from a range of diverse backgrounds to operate its pubs. Jeanene and Mike also operate the Royal Standard in Ely with Greene King Pub Partners. 

Recently, two pubs joined to Greene King Pub Partners were included in the 2022 Top 50 Gastropubs list. The Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire operated by Tom Kerridge, ranked number ten, and the Red Lion and Sun in Highgate, north London, operated by Heath Ball, placed number 16. 

The operators of both pubs have held agreements with Greene King Pub Partners for more than 10 years.  

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