The Dairy Maid pub in Aylesbury has received a £400,000 transformation by pub owners Greene King Pub Partners and new landlords of the pub, independent operators Richard Bentley and Marcus Parton.
The pub has changed inside and out. Included in the investment is a large outdoor seating area soon to be covered with heated and lit gazebo, external decoration and signage and a fully renovated interior including a new bar, tiled and carpeted flooring, private dining room, seating with mini screens to watch sport and more open plan areas with contemporary furniture and lighting. The pub retains an entertainment area for customers to join in pool and darts. Alongside the refurbishment the new landlords have introduced a food menu including Barrel & Stone pizzas, ten different pies and Sunday roasts. The modern bar offers an extensive range of drinks featuring cocktails, draught beers and cask ales.
The pub reopened its doors this summer after a long closure pre lockdown and is now back as the pub at the centre of the community holding events every night including comedy and race nights.
Speaking about their first pub venture as operators, Richard Bentley said, “We have a lot of pub experience from the other side of the fence working as business development managers and we thought it was time to run our own pub. This is the first time we’ve actually been behind the bar so to speak and it’s fantastic. The customers love the new look of the pub and together with the food and drink we’ve introduced and many have re-found us since the place has been renovated. We’ve been able to ensure that live sport also features with Sky Sports shown on large and mini screens so that everyone has the opportunity to watch the match with a drink or food”.
Business development manager for Greene King Pub Partners, Drew Milne said, “This renovation has completely changed the Dairy Maid pub and it is now somewhere the local community can be very proud of and look forward to visiting again”.
Greene King Pub Partners owns and operates 995 pubs with independent operators throughout England, Scotland and Wales. It has a multi-million pound package of investments planned for its leased and tenanted pubs in the next year.
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 900 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.
About RICCUS Pubs Limited:
RICCUS Pubs Limited is operated jointly by business partners Richard Bentley and Marcus Parton. The Dairy Maid is their first pub which is operated independently following an investment by pub owners, Greene King Pub Partners. www.dairymaidaylesbury.co.uk facebook: @dairymaidaylesbury
Press release from Greene King Pub Partners
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