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Case Study: Powering Our Pubs – The Griffin Inn, Swithland

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Competitive pricing, a helpful team, and straightforward switching are just some of the reasons The Griffin Inn at Swithland chose Yü Energy to supply their utilities.

Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad at the Griffin Inn Swithland, powered by business energy supplier Yu Energy

The second pub by England and Nottinghamshire cricketers, Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney, The Griffin Inn at Swithland is the quintessential countryside gastro pub. With a delicious menu cooked by expert chefs, and an atmospherically lit, cosy dining area, The Griffin Inn needed a supplier who offered an affordable and reliable energy solution. We spoke to Harry Gurney, to discuss his experience with Yü Energy.

“We are the Cat & Wickets Pub Company Ltd. The directors are Harry Gurney, Stuart Broad and Lee Cash. Lee founded and built Peach pubs, an operator with 21 pubs which sold recently to Revolution Bars.  Stuart and Harry are current and former England cricketers who founded the company in 2016 and are on a mission to create five thriving premium gastro pubs in the East Midlands by the end of 2026.”

Yu Energy are suppliers of business utilities to pubs, like the Griffin Inn at Swithland

As with any new venture, creating a flourishing gastro pub in a popular countryside location takes a lot of time and hard work, and costs can quickly add up. One of the key challenges is getting the basics organised, securing the best contracts at the right prices.

“We had just signed for the Griffin Inn and had no contracts in place. The brokers we were working with were providing expensive quotes. We were looking for a great supply at affordable prices.”

At Yü Energy, we pride ourselves on providing competitive pricing, a simple contract process, and excellent customer support. These values placed us above the competition when it came to the Cat & Wickets Pub Company choosing the right supplier for The Griffin Inn.

“The price was a major factor but also the helpful personable approach of the team. Everything was quite straightforward and easy.”

The Griffin Inn, Swithland, powered by pub energy supplier Yu Energy

The Griffin Inn decided to take out a two-year fixed contract, securing their rates over what could be a tumultuous time for energy pricing. The quick and easy contract process meant they could spend more time focusing on creating the perfect pub experience, and less time worrying about their utilities. With the re-opening of their flagship site, the Tap & Run, and other potential pubs in the pipeline, Cat & Wickets Pub Company are interested in exploring further options with Yü Energy.

“Yu Energy has given us certainty on price for a two year period at what was a very competitive rate at the time we signed the contract. We’re looking forward to seeing how we can develop the relationship as we reopen our flagship site, The Tap & Run, in the coming weeks.”

The Griffin Inn's cosy atmosphere and delicious food, powered by pub energy supplier, Yu Energy

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