As the country’s leading pub company and brewer, we welcome our customers through our doors and brew our iconic range of well-loved crafted ales every day.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are the country’s leading pub company and brewer, running 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns, villages and city-centre high streets across England, Wales and Scotland.
It’s our rich heritage of more than 200 years that has taught us how to brew award-winning beer and operate pubs from our base in Bury St. Edmunds ever since the company was founded in 1799 by 19 year-old Benjamin Greene.
As a company, we pride ourselves on consistently offering exceptional value, service and quality to all our customers. This ethos is central to everything we do in our business: the products that we offer, the ales that we brew, the affordable prices that we charge, the team members who serve our customers and the atmosphere of our pubs, restaurants and hotels.
The Greene King vision is to be the best pub company in Britain: the best for our customers, the best for our teams, the best of our shareholders and the best for our communities.
Our integrated business model is predicated on balancing strong cash generation with investment to further position the business towards long-term growth markets and, as a result, deliver value to all of our key stakeholders.
Our business consists of three divisions: Pub Company (previously Retail), Pub Partners and Brewing & Brands.
Our Pub Company is made up of all the pubs, restaurants and hotels that we manage in England, Scotland and Wales. It includes much-loved brands like Hungry Horse, Chef & Brewer, Farmhouse Inns and Flaming Grill, as well as our Greene King Local Pubs. We’re proud that our pubs are places where communities come together. We love seeing our customers relaxing while catching up with friends, watching sport, or even treating the family to a delicious Sunday roast.
“Our Pub Company includes almost 2,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels that we manage in England, Scotland and Wales.”
We have a wide range of charming hotels and inns, with the unique combination of traditional and modern features. Our customers can enjoy seasonal menus, wines and traditional cask ales from the comfort of our in-house restaurant and bars.
Our Pub Partners business has been helping people to run a pub for more than 200 years. We believe we’ve become one of the UK’s most successful and respected tenanted and leased pub companies. We offer a range of short-term and long-term options, and we provide a wide range of specialist support services to help licensees run successful pubs.
“We support around 1,200 pub partners – or licensees – in running their own successful businesses.”
BREWING & BRANDS
We operate two breweries. Westgate Brewery is in our hometown of Bury St. Edmunds and Belhaven Brewery, in Dunbar, which was formed in 1719, is Scotland’s oldest working brewery and the home of Belhaven Best.
“Through constant innovation, we’ve taken the traditional art of brewing to new heights, creating what we believe is the finest range of cask and craft ales on the market.”
We take pride in brewing some of Britain's best-loved ales, including Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale as well as Belhaven Best, Ruddles, and Olde Trip. No matter the season, our great tasting beers cater for every taste.