Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, is to re-open 1,294 of its managed pubs from Monday 6 July, with the remaining one third of the managed estate following in the second phase, the date to be confirmed.

We welcome the news that pubs, alongside other hospitality venues, can reopen from next month. Pubs play an important role at the very heart of their communities and have been sorely missed by customers as well as those who work in them.  We look forward to welcoming back customers to our pubs and providing that great hospitable pub experience we all love.

Following the government announcement on Tuesday and subsequent guidance we have now decided to reopen our managed pubs in a phased way commencing Monday 6 July. Not all our pubs will be viable to open immediately, even with the reduction in social distancing guidance to one metre alongside additional measures, but we expect to open 1294, over two thirds of our managed estate in phase one.  We are working on the re-opening date for the second phase and will confirm it as soon as we can.

The safety of our team and customers is our top priority and are confident the measures we are introducing outlined in our PUBSAFE promises will mean our pubs will operate safely for both customers and team members.

Customers wishing to book a table at their local Greene King managed pub will be able to do so via the Greene King app, which will be live for bookings from midday on Friday 26 June.

We can’t wait to open our doors and feel the buzz that is so unique to the British pub experience!