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13th October 2023

Morgan Pub Collective Takes on Sixth Greene King Site after £270,000 investment 

The Morgan Pub Collective has taken on its sixth pub with Greene King Pub Partners, The Gardener’s Arms in Oxford.

The pub, located on North Parade, Jericho, has been completely transformed inside and outside by owner Greene King Pub Partners thanks to a £270,000 investment, giving it a whole new lease of life.

Inside, the pub has all new seating, tables and fixtures and fittings including new lighting. The bar in the pub has also been revamped and new tiling and beautifully refurbished wooden floors add character to the pub throughout.

The outside of the pub has also been significantly upgraded with new frontage including all-new signs.

As a Morgan Pub Collective pub, The Gardener’s Arms will pride itself on a quality, premium offer – with a focus on exceptionally high-quality service and hospitality, combined with gastro pub style food and high-end craft beer and other drinks.

The food on offer at the pub will be tapas-style gastro pub food, such as premium scotch eggs and sausage rolls. The drinks on offer will include its own brewed premium beers as well as a wide range of craft beer.

Operated by the Morgan family who have over 40 years’ experience in running pubs, the Morgan Pub Collective operates over ten pubs across London and the South, including six pubs in partnership with Greene King Pub Partners.

In addition to The Gardener’s Arms, the pub company also operates The Grapes on George Street, Oxford.

Greene King Pub Partners worked with Box Construction and Concept Design and SGA quantity surveyors to deliver the refurbishment of the pub.

Richard Morgan, Operator of The Gardener’s Arms and Morgan Pub Collective, said: “We’re really pleased to add The Gardener’s Arms to our growing portfolio of pubs with Greene King. The pub has been beautifully refurbished and upgraded throughout ahead of re-opening. Situated on the North Parade near the centre of Oxford, the pub is in an area that fits the profile of what we look for and where we think our premium offer will be popular.”

Dan Robinson, Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, said: “We are delighted to see The Gardener’s Arms re-open under the stewardship of Richard and the Morgan Pub Collective. Our £270,000 investment has transformed the pub inside and out, ready to deliver the offer the Morgan Pub Collective is known for. It is exciting to be growing our already successful partnership with the Morgan Pub Collective and we look forward to opening more successful pub businesses together.”


Notes to editors

Press Contact: Hayley Longdin Email: Tel: 07578 756 450

Please see attached for pictures of the new look pub.

About Greene King:

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures includes Pub Partners, which runs our tenanted and leased pubs business and Hive Franchise pubs, and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs

Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best and our premium beers, Level Head and Flint Eye, brewed for the modern-day drinker.

About Greene King Pub Partners:

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2023 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 6th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press Contact: Hayley Longdin Email: Tel: 07578 756 450

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