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23rd June 2023

Operator takes on fifth pub with Greene King after £230,000 investment 

The Sussex Yeoman in Brighton has reopened after a £230,000 investment by pub owner Greene King Pub Partners.

The pub will now be operated by multiple operator Matt Short, who also runs four other pubs in partnership with Greene King Pub Partners including O’Connor’s in Worthing and The Spanish Lady in Saltdean.

The Sussex Yeoman had previously been run by another Greene King Pub Partners tenant for 18 years, who made the decision to retire at the end of 2022.

The £230,000 investment has been used to fully redevelop The Sussex Yeoman inside and out.

Inside, the private accommodation above the pub, the kitchen and the pub’s trading areas have all been refurbished and refitted. New seating and benches have been installed in the pub to enhance the customer experience along with a re-sanded and re-varnished bar.

The toilets in the pub have also been upgraded as well as the cellar including all new dispense equipment.

Outside, the pub has all new signage, painting and lighting to increase curb appeal.

As a community pub, The Sussex Yeoman will provide a wet led, sports focussed offer along with a pub classics food offer including Sunday roasts.

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

“Our £230,000 investment in The Sussex Yeoman has given this community local a new lease of life.

“Matt is an experienced operator and knows the local market in Brighton well. I am delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with him.”

Matt Short, Operator of The Sussex Yeoman, said:

“As an operator always looking at new opportunities to grow, I am delighted to have taken on the Sussex Yeoman.

“The pub will be a proper community local appealing to everyone – be it for a catch-up with friends, the sport or a bite to eat. We cannot wait to welcome customers back into the new look pub.”


Notes to editors

Press Contact: Greene King Press Office Email: Tel: 0345 600 4898

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: Greene King Press Office Email: Tel: 0345 600 4898

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