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28th March 2024

Old Golden Hen Launches Kits to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces in Exciting Competition

Old Golden Hen, the 4.1% golden ale, is giving away free point of sale and launching a prize draw for pubs to win branded garden kits that will freshen up and brighten outdoor spaces just in time for summer.

With every initial purchase of Old Golden Hen in April, pubs will receive a free visibility kit, which includes engaging point of sale to drive summer sales and get more guests enjoying a refreshing pint of Old Golden Hen during the warmer seasons.

To add further excitement to pub gardens, the refreshing beer brand is also offering customers the chance to be entered into a draw to win an expanded garden kit. All participating customers must do is order an additional firkin or two pins of Old Golden Hen and they will be entered into the prize draw.

Included in the garden kits are eight branded parasols, an outdoor mirror, and a garden game. There are also plant pots and seed sticks to help add fantastic theatre to beer gardens and in turn drive footfall to the pub this summer.

Spring is the perfect time to give beer gardens that needed care and attention, following the effects of the winter weather, and it’s important that they are looking their best in time for guests to start enjoying drinks outside as the warmer weather kicks in.

Installing outdoor bars are also a great way to boost profits, excite existing guests and attract new ones too, as it means guests don’t have to leave the sunshine to get another drink. With the Old Golden Hen kits up for grabs, beer gardens will be looking that bit brighter and sharper this summer.

In Spring last year, we saw overall beer sales grow by 4% as more people started visiting the pub and enjoying a drink in the beer garden, however golden cask ale grew by a whopping 11% in sales, suggesting people were looking for a lighter refreshing beer as we entered the warmer seasons*. It’s worth ensuring that pubs have taken some time to reevaluate their range on bar for the next season and have included at least one golden ale, with Old Speckled Hen being a prime option.

Kirsten Alexander, Brand Manager for the Old Speckled Hen portfolio said: “This is a fantastic chance for pubs to spruce up their beer gardens and outdoor spaces in time for warmer weather. Old Golden Hen is an ideal ale to complement the range needed on the bar for this time of year, as temperatures rise, we know that guests are looking for a refreshing, lighter beer that they can enjoy in the pub garden. With our kits, beer gardens will look that little bit brighter too and we look forward to seeing them in pub gardens in the next few months.”

For further information or to order speak to your Greene King sales representative by calling 0345 6001799 or order online at


Terms and conditions

  • Sampling kits are subject to stock and depot availability.
  • Order one firkin or two pins to receive the free kit.
  • Subsequent purchases of one firkin or two pins will qualify as an entry into a draw to win Old Golden Hen branded garden items including: a mirror, eight parasols, plant pots, a garden game and matchbox seed sticks. Items subject to change.

*Source: CGA OPMS average 4 weekly sales for 8 weeks to 20/05/23 (April & May) versus the average 4 weekly volume for 2023.


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Notes to editors

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, Flaming Grill and Wacky Warehouse
  • 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.

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