Skip to main content
18th January 2022

Red Lion in Parkgate gets a £250,000 makeover

The Red Lion in Parkgate has been relaunched following a £250,000 investment by pub owners, Greene King Pub Partners and new tenants, Marc Edmunds and Jess Bennett.  The couple already operate the successful Wellington pub in Bebington with Greene King Pub Partners and have combined their local knowledge and pub experience to transform the Red Lion with the joint investment.

The renovation has seen this iconic character filled pub change both internally and externally.  The new look has ensured the traditional features of the pub have been retained whilst the internal layout has been improved to open up the pub.  The bar has been relocated and walls removed so the space can be fully utilised.  A full trading kitchen has been installed so a new menu of pub classics like fish and chips and Sunday roasts can be served.

The pub has retained its cask ales with four hand pulls on the bar and has also introduced a larger drinks range and proper coffee.

Speaking about taking on the pub, Marc said, “This pub has such a standout location and looks beautiful now inside and out.  We have lots of tourism here, so we are really looking forward to welcoming back the local community and visitors alike”.

Peter Cunningham, business development manager for Greene King Pub Partners said, “The Red Lion is in safe hands with Marc and Jess at its helm.  They know what makes a pub great and how to become central to the community and we wish them every success in this new venture”.

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1,000 pubs in England, Scotland and Wales.  It was awarded the Publican Awards Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Operator 2021, the fifth time of winning the accolade.  It works with independent operators and entrepreneurs to run its pub estate.


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 Green King Pub Partners

Press Contact: Elaine Beckett,