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27th June 2024

Multiple Operators Take on Third Pub With Greene King After £170,000 Investment

Multiple operators Lisa Salter and Lee Montgomery have taken on their third pub with Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchise division of Greene King.

The pair will reopen The Swan, previously known as The Anthology, located in Wilmslow, Cheshire, after a joint £170,000 investment by them and pub owner Greene King.

The Swan Inn, which has been renamed as nod to the site’s history as The Swan Hotel and its location on Swan Street, will pride itself on providing a comfortable and inclusive pub experience. It will do this by combining great pub food and an extensive drinks range with regular entertainment and community events.

Inside the pub, the £170,000 investment has been used to upgrade the main bar and create a new booth seating area in a part of the pub which will complement its new food offer, which will focus on serving brilliant pub classics and food from around the world.

Outside, what was the pub’s beer terrace has been transformed into a full beer garden providing an extra 40 covers outside along with booth seating and TVs ready to show the Euros this summer.

Lisa and Lee opened their first pub in partnership with Greene King Pub Partners in 2018. Alongside The Swan Inn, they also operated The Dog & Partridge in Didsbury and The Crown in Heaton Moor in partnership with Greene King.

Lisa Salter and Lee Montgomery, licensees of The Swan, said: 

“We are really excited for this next chapter in our growing pub business, which continues our already successful partnership with Greene King Pub Partners.

“The joint investment from Greene King has enabled us to transform the pub ready to deliver our vision for it. The upgrades to the garden space will make it the place to watch the Euros in Wilmslow this summer.

“By renaming the pub The Swan inn, we have given a nod to the history of this site, which is really important to us and the local community.”

Dan Robinson, Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“I’m delighted to continue our successful partnership with Lisa and Lee as we help them to grow their pub business. The £170,000 investment in The Swan Inn will enable them to deliver their vision for the pub and I look forward to more success with them in the future.”


Notes to editors

Please see attached for photos of The Swan

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

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: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

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