Eating Inn, the food concept founded by Greene King through its Belhaven subsidiary in Scotland, is to open two more sites in England this weekend to take the total south of the border into double figures.
Greene King has eight Eating Inn sites in Scotland and expanded the format into its English estate last year.
The company now has eight Eight Inn venues operating in England: the King Rufus, Eastleigh, Hampshire; the Rushbrooke Arms, Shropshire; the Nurseryman, Beeston, Stafford; the Barley Mow, Milford; the Robin Hood, Cherry Hiton, Cambridge; the Seven Wells, Etwall, Derbyshire; the Two Henrys, Battlefield, Shrewsbury; and the Magna Carta, Lowdham, Nottingham.
Greene King will open two more sites this weekend: the Churchill, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and the High Park, Huddersfield.
Eating Inn offers full table service but has offers running throughout the week. Those dining between 3pm and 6.30pm between Monday and Friday receive a 25% discount on food.
The menu offers hand-finished pies, which are offered for £7.99 on a Wednesday after 7pm with a drink for £7.00. Thursday’s offer is two 8oz steaks with a bottle of wine for £16.99.
Mondays are dubbed “Sweet-tooth Mondays” with every dessert costing £2 from 7pm onwards. The menu also has a focus on fish, steaks, grills and “gourmet burger boards” - burgers served on a wooden board with rustic chips.
The Eating Out website states: “What do you fancy? A steak with all the trimmings? Chicken fajitas served sizzling on the skillet? Or our award-winning ham hock pie? Dine at Eating Inn and you can go for a totally different cuisine every night of the week.
“At Eating Inn, we offer a mouthwatering value-for-money menu of favourite dishes, expertly cooked and served in a fun, friendly atmosphere.
“Full table service is present within our restaurants, or you can pop in to the pub area for a pint and something to eat.”
The development of Eating Inn means Greene King now has five distinct managed brands with national roll-out potential - Hungry Horse, Loch Fyne, Cloverleaf, and Old English Inns.