Re-Inventing the Old

Joint Venture's promise an exciting future for entrepreneurs.

For centuries, pubs have been the beating heart of the community up and down the country. High streets were buzzing with bakeries, grocery stores, fishmongers and butchers. As the high street has changed over time with the rise of the internet, shops and pubs have had to be innovative to continue welcoming people through the doors.

 Britain’s most well-known publican and two Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, wants to bring the humble high street alive again.


Tom Kerridge, alongside Andrew Dool & Russell Danks


Tom is partnering with friend and butcher Andy Cook and Greene King. Andy Cook helps build an understanding of quality products and has been providing The Hand and Flowers with first class produce for nearly 10 years. Andy brings with him extensive knowledge in his trade, a warm and personable character and of course top quality meat sourced from expert, trusted suppliers.

This project marks the first of Greene King’s joint venture concepts, an innovative new programme for its Pub Partners division that will see the pub company and brewer team up with the best entrepreneurs and innovators who have the courage to be bold and try something new.



Tom says, “The quality of produce that Andy brings is uncompromising, and he’s a proper butcher. We want The Butcher’s Tap to be the heart and soul of Marlow, somewhere you can pop in every week for your usual order that we’ll have ready for you, but also a place you can have a pint and a hot pork pie straight out of the oven.”

The bar will stock a highly curated selection of real ales, lagers and spirits, with a small but ever-revolving choice of wines. The drinks list won’t be extensive but it will be thoughtfully chosen.

Ultimately, The Butcher’s Tap will be a friendly, welcoming hub for the local community where people can meet for a drink and some simple, honest food.

Joint Venture's have been developed in partnership with TLT and have taken 6 months from concept to trial,  proving old businesses can innovate quickly.