The first Greene King pub to be converted to the Realpubs concept is to open next week, with at least 12 more conversions planned over the next 18 months.
The Maynard Arms in Crouch End, north London, opens on Thursday after an “extensive refurbishment” for an undisclosed sum that includes a new kitchen and a revamped garden. It becomes the 15th Realpubs outlet.
The opening follows new appointments at Realpubs, which was bought by Greene King in April for £52.2m.
Henry Fairbanks, former national account manager for regional brewers at Heineken and area manager at Adnams, has been appointed operations manager to oversee and grow the estate. Tarryn Gorre, formerly of restaurant company D&D London and Tom Aikens Restaurant, joined Realpubs this week as sales and marketing manager.
Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand told M&C Report in July: “There are at least 20 Greene King sites that I think we can convert to the Realpubs concept.” The company has identified seven in London and 10 to 15 outside of the capital, Anand said.