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24th August 2022

Licensees to take on second pub with Greene King Pub Partners

Licensees Steve and Maria Harris – alongside daughter-in-law Nathalie Harris – are to take on their second pub with Greene King Pub Partners, The Old Mill in Salisbury.

The couple opened their first pub, The Stag in Lyndhurst, with Greene King Pub Partners back in February 2021. With Greene King Pub Partners’ support, training and guidance, they have grown the pub business, getting shortlisted for an award at the Great British Pub Awards taking place later this year.

Steve and Maria are due to take on The Old Mill towards the end of September. Their vision for the pub is to turn it into a top hotel experience, complementing the accommodation in the pub with a community focussed bar and a restaurant serving the same fresh, quality British food of The Stag in Lyndhurst. To deliver on this vision, in the New Year, the couple plan to temporarily close the pub for a full refurbishment with the support of Greene King.

Alongside The Old Mill, the couple are also taking on The Boathouse in Salisbury – a freehold site – which is due to re-open on the 31st August.

Commenting on their partnership with Greene King Pub Partners, Steve and Maria Harris said: 

“When taking on The Stag at Lyndhurst, it was our first pub and so we had a lot to learn, but the full suite of support from Greene King was fundamental to making the business a success. In growing our pub business, we knew we wanted to continue our strong partnership with Greene King, so when The Old Mill became available through them we knew we had to take it!”

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

“From first time publicans to a multiple pub operation, it is a pleasure to see Steve and Maria grow their pub business with our support and investment.”


Notes to editors

Please see attached for a photo of licensees Steve and Maria Harris with daughter-in-law Nathalie Harris.

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

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.

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