Multi operator expands after £220k investment

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Previous history: the Lupset is a former Greene King Flaming Grill site
Previous history: the Lupset is a former Greene King Flaming Grill site

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A multiple operator has taken on his third site with Greene King’s leased and tenanted division Pub Partners.

Clive Davison opened the Lupset in Wakefield, West Yorkshire after a £220,000 investment from Greene King Pub Partners.

The pub was a former Flaming Grill site and has received a full refurbishment as part of the cash injection.

Inside there has been new flooring installed alongside furniture, lighting and a new bar, in a bid to give it a more modern look but still feel the warmth of a local pub.

Offer information

It has a good value food and drink offer as well as Sky Sports and regular entertainment, alongside a pool table and dartboard.

Davison operates two other sites with Greene King Pub Partners – the Sitwell Arms in Whiston, Merseyside and the Shepley Spitfire in Totley, South Yorkshire.

He said: “I am delighted to have taken on the Lupset – our third pub with Greene King – and expand our multiple operation.

“The pub has been completely transformed with Greene King’s investment and we are really excited for the future of this wet-led, community pub.”

Greene King Pub Partners managing director Wayne Shurvinton outlined how the investment will boost the Yorkshire site.

Lease of life

He added: “With our £220,000 investment, the Lupset has been given a new lease of life as a pub to serve the local community.”

The business recently opened its 25th​ Hive Pub​, its franchise offer, following a £500,000 investment.

In July this year, Shurvinton told The Morning Advertiser ​​the business was planning to reach 30 sites this year​​ with the Hive Pubs branch.

Hive was launched by the pubco​​ in November last year, which at the time it said was “a branded community pub model”.

The franchise concept has a £5,000 ingoing cost where licensees get a weekly paid income, a percentage of food and drink sales, a share in the profits of the pub and the chance to get a bonus.

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