Greene King Extends Partnership with Estrella Galicia

Greene King Brewery has extended its partnership with Estrella Galicia with exclusive UK distribution rights until 2027.

Having started the partnership with Estrella Galicia back in 2018, Greene King will continue to supply the UK trade with the Spanish brewer’s core brand and its 0.0% ABV variant in draught, as well as its gluten-free variant, 1906 Reserva Especial and 1906 Black Coupage in bottle.

Located in A Coruña, Galicia, the Hijos de Rivera Brewery was founded in 1906 by José María Rivera Corral and continues to brew Estrella Galicia to this day with family descendants still running the business. 

As part of the partnership, Greene King has recently announced that Estrella Galicia Lager will be distributed across 72 premium outlets with Metropolitan Pub Company, which has some fantastic venues in London and other major cities, each with their own charm and character.

Alex Bruce, Liquor Operations Manager at Metropolitan Pub Company, said: “We’re thrilled to see Estrella Galicia Lager launching across our Metropolitan estate and it’s already proving a hit with teams and customers. It’s great to be able to work in partnership with our brewery to provide a great range of beers on our bars that complements the experience that we offer.”

Matt Starbuck, Managing Director for the Greene King Brewery, said: “As two long standing brewers, Greene King and Estrella Galicia both cherish heritage along with providing quality beer. We’re proud to offer an authentic and traditional Spanish Lager to the UK market and we’re excited to continue to build the presence of Estrella Galicia in both the on and off trade markets.

“The recent launch in Metropolitan Pub Company is sure to be a big step for the brand. It’s always a pleasure to work with Estrella Galicia and we’re looking forward to seeing the brand develop and grow further across the next four years.”

Aitor Artaza, Managing Director for Estrella Galicia Internacional, said: “Our partnership with Greene King is of great importance to our company’s international growth. Its strong distribution network is absolutely key and Greene King’s significant pub estate is a clear opportunity for us.

“We are extremely pleased to be extending our relationship as we move into the next stage of our brand within the UK; where we show the market how bold we can be with our new “Spanish, not Span-ish” media campaign calling out in-authenticity in World Lager within the market.”

Greene King distributes Estrella Galicia to outlets and retailers across the UK, as well as on its online shop. To view the products available, go to: For sales enquiries, email