Greene King Pub Partners opens 20th Hive Pubs site after £450k investment

Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchise division of Greene King, has launched its 20th Hive Pubs site, the Coach & Horses in Maghull near Liverpool.

The Coach & Horses has been transformed into a Hive pub following a £450k investment from Greene King and will be run by franchisee Gaynor Sartorius and manager Matty Bris (pictured).

The pub, which was previously a Greene King managed pub, has been complejavascript:saveme();tely renovated inside and out by designers DV8 in line with the Hive Pubs brand and concept to create a modern look and feel with community at its heart.

A key part of the pubs transformation to Hive has been its garden, which now features beach huts and covered outdoor seating complete with beautiful wooden furniture to enable use of the garden all year round.

The Coach & Horses will offer an extensive range of food and drink in line with the Hive Pubs branded concept, including a menu of pub classics curated by the food team at Greene King and paired with tasty deserts. It will also serve an extensive range of drinks from standard and premium lagers to ciders, stouts and ales, plus an extended range of spirits, wines, soft drinks and alcohol-free options.

As a Hive pub, sport will be a key part of the offer at The Coach & Horses and so the pub has Sky Sports and BT Sport subscriptions to show all the major sporting events. It also has a pool table and dartboard.

Aimed at those with experience of running a pub, the Hive Pubs franchise agreement gives licensees a ready to trade pub within a proven branded concept for just £5k ingoing cost. Franchisees get a minimum guaranteed income of £20,000 plus additional income based on performance such as share of turnover. Hive Pubs recently won “Best New Concept” at the Foodservice Equipment Journal 2022 Awards.

Gaynor Sartorius, franchisee for the Coach & Horses, said, “I am delighted to have taken on the Coach & Horses as a franchisee. The proven Hive Pubs concept, guaranteed franchise fee and strong earning potential made taking on a pub franchise agreement with Greene King Pub Partners an easy decision for me.”

Wayne Shurvinton, Managing Director for Greene King Pub Partners, said, “With our £450,000 transformative investment, the Coach & Horses is now officially our 20th Hive Pub opening! We are delighted to have hit this important milestone and will continue with even more Hive Pub openings between now and the end of the year.'