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Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchise business unit of the pubco, has opened its second and third Nest Pubs.

The Highwood in Solihull and The Wellington in Bebington near Birkenhead both opened on 24 May.

Each pub has received a £285,000 investment by Greene King to transform them into Nest Pubs, with new decorations, fixtures and fittings including new bars, seating and more. Their signage and overall presentation have also been upgraded in line with the Nest Pubs look and feel.

Nest Pubs is the second franchise concept from Greene King Pub Partners, following the success of Hive Pubs, the pubco’s first franchise concept launched back in 2021, which now operates in over 50 sites.

Nest Pubs are wet-led pubs predominantly located on busy high streets and in communities, providing great value, an excellent experience and regular sport and entertainment.

As a concept, Nest Pubs has its own unique identity, look and feel. Each pub shows Sky Sports and TNT Sports, as well as providing a pizza food offer and strong drink selection.

Aimed at those with hospitality management experience who want to take the step up and run their own business with enhanced support, a franchisee can get the keys to their own Nest Pub for £3,000.

As wet-led pub businesses with a simple-to-deliver food offer, Nest Pubs have lower staffing costs and enable franchisees to focus on providing a great pub experience, according to Greene King.

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

Dan Robinson, managing director of Greene King Pub Partners, said: “It’s brilliant to be opening not just one, but two more Nest Pubs! 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.

“Alongside Nest Pubs, we are continuing to invest in and grow Hive Pubs as well as support our leased & tenanted Partners with their brilliant pub businesses.”