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12th October 2022

Greene King Pub Partners opens 20th Hive Pubs site following £450,000 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 £450,000 investment from Greene King and will be run by franchisee Gaynor Sartorius and manager Matty Bris.

The pub, which was previously a Greene King managed pub, has been completely 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 £5,000 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.”


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.

For further information, please contact: Nick Lawrie via or 07812 256245.