Greene King & Sons Ltd
Greene King & Sons Ltd, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Registered in June 1887 to acquire:
- E.Greene & Son, Westgate Brewery, Westgate Street. Founded 1799.
- F.W.King & Son, St.Edmund's Brewery, Westgate Street. Founded 1868.
History of Acquisitions
- Elizabeth Raven's brewery (Wethersfield) and 15 tied houses were acquired on 25 November 1901 for £17,000, and that brewery was closed.
- In 1917, they acquired Clarke Brothers of Bury St Edmunds with 28 public houses and that brewery was closed.
- The Christmas & Co brewery of Haverhill was acquired in 1918 with 49 public houses. Brewing ceased here in 1924.
- Oliver Brothers of Sudbury was acquired in 1919 with 51 houses. Brewing ceased here in 1932.
- In 1925, they acquired Bailey & Tebbutt Ltd of Cambridge with 48 houses. This brewery was closed in 1957.
- In 1930, they acquired Ogden & Sons of March with 34 houses.
- Merged with Rayment & Co. Ltd in 1931. This brewery was closed in 1987.
- Simpson's Brewery Ltd of Baldock was acquired with 130 houses in 1954. This brewery was closed in 1965.
- Mauldon & Son of Ballingdon was acquired with 28 houses in 1958. This brewery was closed in 1960.
- In 1961, they acquired Wells & Winch Ltd of Biggleswade with 287 public houses. This brewery was closed in 1997.
- In 1998, they acquired the pub estate of the former brewer Beard & Co. Ltd of Lewes.
- In 1999, they acquired Morland & Co. Ltd of Abingdon, and this brewery was closed.
- Morrell's Brewery Ltd of Oxford closed their brewery in 1998 and sold their estate of about 107 pubs to Greene King in 2002.
- In 2005, they acquired Belhaven Brewery Co. Ltd. of Dunbar. This brewery is still brewing.
- They acquired Ridley & Sons Ltd of Hartford End in 2006 with 73 houses and sold the Ridley site for redevelopment.
- Hardy's and Hanson's (Hardy's Kimberley Brewery Ltd) was acquired in 2006 and that brewery was closed.
In 2019, Greene King was sold to a Hong Kong based company, CKA Bidco.
An assortment of views of the brewery.
A BHS tour in May 2016