Bexhill pub to remain open despite Greene King closures

A Bexhill pub will remain open despite Greene King announcing plans to close almost 80 establishments.

Friday, 9th October 2020, 9:30 am
Greene King is closing 79 pubs

The national chain announced today (Wednesday) it will not reopen 79 sites in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight hundred jobs are said to be at risk across the country as a result of this.

A spokesperson for Greene King told the BBC: “The continued tightening of the trading restrictions for pubs, which may last another six months, along with the changes to government support was always going to make it a challenge to reopen some of our pubs.

“Therefore, we have made the difficult decision not to reopen 79 sites, including the 11 Loch Fyne restaurants we announced last week.

“Around one-third will be closed permanently and we hope to be able to reopen the others in the future.”

She said: “We are working hard with our teams to try and find them a role in another of our pubs wherever possible.”

This announcement would have affected The Rose and Crown, in Turkey Road, Bexhill, but it has confirmed it is not on the list of closures. It is due to reopen on Monday (October 12).

Greene King is the UK’s largest pub retailer and brewer. Based in Suffolk, it owns around 2,700 pubs, restaurants, and hotels across the UK.

This news comes just days after another major chain Cineworld announced it will be closing all of its cinemas from Friday (October 9).