Pub Business Planning

Planning for your new pub business can be daunting, however we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you with simple templates.


Before giving you the keys to your new business, we need you to complete our application process. As part of this process you’ll be supplied with all the information you need about the pub you’re interested in.

Using this information, you’ll need to prepare a fully detailed sustainable business plan. This business plan must be prepared following consideration of independent professional advice, such as legal and financial.

Your plan must include financial forecasts covering estimates of income and expenditure, a sensitivity analysis and cash flow analysis for a minimum of 5 years. In addition, we’ll require you to submit evidence of your independent professional advice by way of a letter from each of your advisors.

As part of the application process, you will receive 3 months temporary membership of the (the BII). This enables you to access the support and advice offered by the BII when considering operating a Greene King pub and preparing your business plan. For help with advisors, the BII also provide access to accredited independent professional advisors for the licensed trade. See details at

To make this easy download a copy of our Step by Step guide to Becoming a Pub Partner, as well as our guide to creating a business plan.  We’ve also created some simple templates for you:

Guide to Becoming a Greene King Pub Partner (England & Wales)

Guide to Creating a Business Plan

Business Plan Template

Business Plan Financial Template