Why choose to run a pub with Greene King

Why Choose To Run A Pub With Greene King?

If you're exploring options for running your own pub business, there are plenty of reasons to choose Greene King as your Partner. Not only do we have years of experience matching would-be landlords with their perfect pub, but we take the time to understand exactly what you're looking for and offer you all the assistance and support you need along the way.

Let's take a deep dive into some of the benefits of becoming a Greene King Pub Partner...

Will You Help Bridge My Knowledge Gaps?

We firmly believe that staff training is the cornerstone of a thriving pub and we’ve earned a great reputation for our commitment to this essential aspect of the business. Whether you're a seasoned pub pro or just starting out, we’re here to ensure that you have the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

For many of our Partners, running a pub represents a second career and the skills they have refined in their previous professions are often put to great use in the pub environment. At Greene King Pub Partners we help to facilitate your transition, helping you adapt your existing skills to the unique challenges and opportunities that come with the business.

Our brilliant 4 Day Pub Power Welcome Programme has been designed to ensure you are armed with all the information you need and will help with any knowledge gaps you have.

Will There Be Ongoing Support?

There is a range of ongoing support available to our partners. Our 'First 100 Days' programme is a fantastic support tool that has been designed to walk you through your first 100 days of trading. You can also call on your designated Business Development Manager (BDM) who will be on hand to provide as much or as little support as you want.

The training team are also available for in-house training support and can instruct team members in a range of topics including the perfect serve, upselling, back of house support and much more.

Further support is offered by the surveyors who will help ensure you are settling in and understand the quirks of the property. They will also ensure that any agreed works to the property have been completed and will also take the time to ensure the property is in the best possible condition to set you up for success.

Our regional Learning and Development Partners will work with you to provide bespoke training in your pub for you and your team and will continue to support you, when you need them, for the duration of your agreement. In addition, we run workshops across the country, covering key topics to grow your business, such as navigating Social Media, Finance and Maximising Events. We also partner with third party providers who offer access to essential and agile online learning modules and Apprenticeships.

What Tools Are In Place To Support Me?

Our online portal, PubPartners.net, is a one-stop shop for placing orders, downloading your invoices, booking staff training and researching business information.  There is a Marketing section where you can download useful 'how to' guides with event ideas and drinks recipes. We also have a Social Media Library with great photography which can be downloaded straight to your own social media channels.  From here you can also link to our design and print website to order posters, T-shirts, correx, bespoke bar runners and wine menus.  You can even access special rates, discounts and offers from our preferred suppliers.

What About Access To Greene King Beers?

We have been crafting our fine beers from our two historic breweries for over 200 years. As a Partner you will have access to some of the best known beers in the business - ranging from our flagship Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen to craft beers such as Level Head and Flint Eye.

Sounds Great! What Agreements Do You Have In Place?

At Greene King Pub Partners we provide two main routes to help you turn your pub dream into a reality. You can apply to be a franchisee or enter into a tenancy agreement with us.

As part of a tenancy agreement, you will rent the property from the landlord and assume the right to occupy the pub for an agreed period. As a tenant you will be self-employed, which means it is your job to hire all staff members and pay their salaries.

A franchise agreement is the perfect ‘ready to go’ solution and presents a lower exposure to risk. We offer different types of franchise agreement, dependent on both the pub and needs of the local community. This provides Franchisees the opportunity to earn money in various ways, including share of weekly turnover, bonuses and other means.

As a franchisee you would not pay any rent and will only pay staffing costs, insurances, TV licence and council tax for your own accommodation. You will also receive all food and drink products necessary to run your business, including a pre-set menu to serve to your customers.

How Do I Take The Next Step?

Why not watch our webinars for more information on running a pub with us?

Alternatively get in touch today on 01284 843200 or email pubpartnersrecruitment@greeneking.co.uk