Business Support

Operating a pub with Greene King gives you the ability to access over 200 years of licensed trade experience. We understand what is needed to run a successful pub business.

When you become part of the Greene King family, you become part of an established group of thousands of pubs nationwide and over 200 years of licensed trade experience. That not only means you can take advantage of Greene King’s buying power, but our all-round specialist help and advice too – whenever you need it. From promotions to printed wine lists, we can help you every step of the way, even if you’ve been in the industry for a while.

LEGAL & LICENSING SUPPORT

Our secure online licensee portal has lots of information to help support you and ensure that you understand the legal obligations of running a pub. There are free tools to help you comply with the law. We also have a licensing support service provided by our external specialist legal and licensing partners.

FOOD & SUPPLIES SERVICE

We can take the hassle out of managing your food by providing you with access to a ready-to-go menu package, which uses the buying power of our managed pubs division. We provide full menus including ingredients, allergen information, cooking instructions and training – all supported by personalised point-of-sale and printed menus – we even supply the crockery! If you know what you’re doing with food and want to serve your own food, we provide a ‘supply only’ service so you can still benefit from our prices.

VALUE PROMOTIONS

You can take part in our long-standing and expertly developed value promotions. We provide regular deals featuring free stock or free point-of-sale as well as occasional, limited edition, flash sales that are even better value for your business (although they run out quickly!).

DISPENSE MONITORING

Your pub may have dispense monitoring equipment installed: this will help you manage your business and save money. Dispense monitoring ensures that draught products are served in the very best condition by ensuring products are delivered at the correct temperature, line cleaning is carried out to best practice standards, and dispense equipment is performing effectively. By measuring the exact volume of product dispensed for every drink, you can ensure issues are quickly identified and addressed.

BUSINESS RATES ADVICE

We offer a free Business Rates Advisory Service via an external expert, to help you check whether your business rates can be reviewed. If the answer is yes, they’ll handle the review at no cost. (All rates appeals must be channelled through Greene King.)

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We’re always here to support you. So if your business experiences difficulties through no fault of your own, we’ll work with you to help sort out any problems.

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INNKEEPING (BII)

The BII is an independent body for members in the licensed trade who provide expert support with areas such as Licensing, HR & Employment, Tax, Business Rates. We believe that you should have access to all the support and advice you can get, that’s why we fund your membership. 

 

LICENSED TRADE CHARITY

We’re proud to be in partnership with the Licensed Trade Charity which helps pub, bar and brewery people when they’re in need of help. They support hundreds of people facing a crisis with practical, emotional and financial support each year. They operate a freephone helpline which is available 24/7. Take a look at the great work they do here: https://www.licensedtradecharity.org.uk/