Greene King continues to build its Nest estate

Greene King has opened its second and third Nest Pubs.

The leased, tenanted and franchise business unit of Greene King has opened its second and third Nest Pubs.

Nest Pubs is the second franchise concept from Greene King Pub Partners, following the roll out of Hive Pubs, which Greene King launched back in 2021. Hive now operates in over 50 sites.

The Highwood in Solihull and The Wellington in Bebington near Birkenhead both opened on Friday 24 May, joining the Nest Pubs portfolio.

Each pub has received a £285,000 investment, which has seen new decorations, fixtures and fittings, including new bars, seating and more. 

Nest Pubs are wet-led and predominantly located on busy high streets and in communities. Each pub shows Sky Sports and TNT Sports, as well as providing a pizza food offer. 

"It's brilliant to be opening not just one, but two more Nest Pubs," says  Dan Robinson, managing director of Greene King Pub Partners. "This brings us up to three Nest Pubs overall in what is quite a short space of time. We are really excited about the potential of Nest Pubs and will continue with more openings in the coming months."

Who's at the helm?

Paul Shakespeare and Hayley Towner (pictured) will operate The Highwood as franchisees. Previously, Shakespeare worked at The Highwood before working in entertainment as a quiz host and DJ for the last six years.

Michael and Michelle Yates will become the franchisees of The Wellington. Prior to taking on The Wellington, they operated a pub in nearby Rock Ferry and ran their own business for seven years. 

Nest Pubs franchisees earn through a percentage of the net weekly turnover of their pub, alongside a quarterly percentage of business profits and annual bonuses.  

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