What's Your Beef?

09 August 2017

Jack, The Ten Lock Flight Assistant Manager “The Grill & Pizza offer has a lot of potential to be the next big thing for Marston’s."

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Marston’s continues to dream big with its latest format development ‘Grill and Pizza’. The retail offer looks to reinvent pubs for the next generation of pub goers. Enclosed booths, airy dining zones and kids play spaces bring a modern and contemporary feel to these pubs, and the informal and vibrant atmosphere makes these pubs the perfect place for a meal out with the family, or a couple of drinks with friends.   

The food offer delivers expertise and specialism in Grill & Pizza, hand-stretched, freshly made pizzas are stone baked to crisp perfection in a front of house pizza kitchen which adds to the theatre. Prime steaks are dry-aged for 35 days to develop extra tenderness and a fuller, more succulent flavour. As well as great grills and perfect pizzas the menu is packed with all your, pub favourites, so whether you fancy a Hail Caesar pizza, the Knock-Out Burger or Beer Battered Fish & Chips there is something on the menu for everyone at great value for money. To wash it all down there is an extensive drinks range with a wide choice of wines and ales and Fizz with Prosecco on draught as well as refillable soft drinks.

The Grill & Pizza offer has also invigorated several of our existing sites breathing a new lease of life into local popular pubs - The Jenny Wren in Sittingbourne, The Mulberry Leaves in Leek as well as The Willows which had the addition of a lodge as well. All sites continue to exceed expectations and have gone from strength to strength by working as one team to drive sales and embrace the brand. With this in mind Marston’s are committed to investing in refurbishments and new build projects under the Grill & Pizza format.

Our first new build Grill & Pizza site, The Ten Lock Flight landed in Runcorn earlier this year which set the benchmark and our latest new build site opened last week in Skegness, The Twelve Oars with more opening across the UK later this year it’s a very exciting time for Grill & Pizza.

The new builds opening this year are currently recruiting if you’re looking for a new challenge:

Adam Williams, The Ten Lock Flight General Manager said “Opening the first grill & pizza new build site has involved a lot of change but it’s been really good and a lot of fun, I wanted to make sure we got the right people to join my team with the passion and competitive spirit to drive sales and everything else fell into place. As the people are what makes Grill & Pizza different we recruit on personality & drive rather than experience & qualifications. Also the training team are really good, you can tell they are passionate about what they do and were very supportive when we were opening.”

“Grill & Pizza is an awesome brand and the future of Marston’s so it’s really exciting times with more sites opening.