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26th May 2022

Greene King Pub Partners launches ninth Hive Pub following £320,000 investment

Greene King Pub Partners has launched its ninth Hive Pub.

The Globe in Chelmsford, Essex has been transformed into a Hive Pub following a £320,000 investment and will be run by new franchisees Melissa and Steve Field.

Hive Pubs is the new franchise pub concept from Greene King Pub Partners.

The Globe, which was previously a Greene King managed pub, has been transformed with a complete refresh throughout in line with the Hive Pubs brand and concept to create a modern look and feel with community at its heart.

The pub 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.

As a Hive Pub, sport will be a key part of the offer at The Globe 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 dartboards and will host regular karaoke nights and live music.

Aimed at those with experience of running a pub, the Hive Pub franchise agreement gives licensees a ready to trade pub within a proven branded concept for just £5,000 ingoing cost. Franchisees get a minimum guaranteed income of £20,000 plus additional income based on performance such as share of turnover and other bonus opportunities.

Melissa Field, franchisee for The Globe, said:

“Taking on a Hive Pub has been an incredible experience for us. Greene King have invested in and led the transformation of the pub. They sort out just about everything from back of house systems to stock. It means we can focus on running a great pub knowing we are guaranteed a franchise fee as well as share of turnover and bonus opportunities.” 

Wayne Shurvinton, Managing Director for Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“Following our £320,000 investment, The Globe has reopened as a Hive Pub. I’m excited to see how it prospers in the coming months following our transformation. It is our ninth Hive Pub and we have even more set to open very soon.” 


Notes to editors

About Greene King Pub Partners:

About Greene King Pub Partners: Greene King is the UK’s largest pub company and brewer, with a history stretching back more than 200 years in its hometown of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. It currently employs around 40,000 people across its five divisions: Local Pubs; Destination Food Brands; Premium, Urban and Venture Brands; Pub Partners; and Brewing & Brands.

The Greene King Pub Partners division operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2021 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 5th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press release from Greene King Pub Partners

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245