Greene King

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Greene King is the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer.wikipedia
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Benjamin Greene

The brewery was founded by Benjamin Greene in Bury St. Edmunds in 1799.
Benjamin Greene (5 April 1780 – 26 November 1860) was the founder of Greene King, one of the United Kingdom's largest brewing businesses.

Bury St Edmunds

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The brewery was founded by Benjamin Greene in Bury St. Edmunds in 1799. It is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
It is known for brewing and malting (Greene King brewery) and for a British Sugar processing factory, where Silver Spoon sugar is produced.

Suffolk

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It is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
Well-known companies in Suffolk include Greene King and Branston Pickle in Bury St Edmunds.

Morland Brewery

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
Morland was a British brewery which was bought by Greene King in 2000.

Bay Restaurant Group

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
In May 2004, it sold 432 neighbourhood pubs for £654m to Greene King.

Belhaven Brewery

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
In November 2005, the Suffolk based brewery Greene King completed a £187 million takeover of the company.

CK Asset Holdings

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It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until it was acquired by CK Assets in October 2019. In 2019 the Hong Kong based CK Assets announced the proposed take over of Greene King, which shareholders will have to approve.
In 2019 the company announced the take over of the UK pub company Greene King.

Ruddles Brewery

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The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds produces beers branded in the names of breweries now closed, including Morland (Old Speckled Hen), Ruddles, Hardys & Hanson and Tolly Cobbold.
The brand is now owned by Greene King who still brew beers under the Ruddles name in Suffolk, although the current recipes are not those used at the original brewery.

Loch Fyne Restaurants

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
Loch Fyne Restaurants is a chain of 21 seafood restaurants in the United Kingdom owned and operated by Greene King plc.

Spirit Pub Company

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
It was listed on the London Stock Exchange, until it was acquired by Greene King in June 2015.

Hungry Horse

Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
Hungry Horse is a chain of 284 pub-restaurants in England, Wales and Scotland, owned by Greene King Brewery.

Pub

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The company owns pubs, restaurants and hotels. The brewery has an exhibition of pub sign artwork by George Taylor, who designed over 250 such signs for Greene King pubs.
Most such breweries, such as the regional brewery Shepherd Neame in Kent and Young's and Fuller's in London, control hundreds of pubs in a particular region of the UK, while a few, such as Greene King, are spread nationally.

Ridley's Brewery

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
Then, in 2005 Ridley's was bought by Greene King for £45.6 million closing its operations at Hartford End and Braintree and dropping of rivaling beers to their own brands.

Old Speckled Hen

Old Speckled Hen is a premium bitter from the Morland Brewery, now owned by Greene King Brewery.

Tolly Cobbold

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The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds produces beers branded in the names of breweries now closed, including Morland (Old Speckled Hen), Ruddles, Hardys & Hanson and Tolly Cobbold.
Three years later, Ridley's Brewery was taken over by Suffolk-based Greene King in 2005.

George Taylor (artist)

George Taylor
The brewery has an exhibition of pub sign artwork by George Taylor, who designed over 250 such signs for Greene King pubs.
In 1984 his family moved to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk in which area he continued work for his most frequent client, the Greene King Brewery who are based there — he created more than 250 signs for Greene King pubs.

Abingdon-on-Thames

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Abingdon's brewery, Morland, whose most famous ale, Old Speckled Hen, was named after an early MG car, was taken over and closed down by Greene King Brewery in 1999, with production moving to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Morrells Brewing Company

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
In 2002 Cannon sold 107 of the pubs to Greene King for £67 million.

Kimberley Brewery

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Greene King has grown via mergers and acquisitions, including Rayments Brewery (1961), the Magic Pub Company (1996), Hungry Horse (1996), Morland Brewery (1999), Old English Inns (2001), Morrells (2002), a large part of the Laurel Pub Company (2004), Ridley's Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005), Hardys and Hansons (2006), the Loch Fyne fish restaurant chain (2007), Cloverleaf (2011), Realpubs (2011), the Capital Pub Company (2011) and the Spirit Pub Company (2015).
In 2006, The Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Brewery and all of its public houses were sold in a multi-million-pound deal to Greene King brewery.

Cask ale

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Started in 1997 by breweries Adnams, Greene King, Marston's and Morland, Cask Marque is a voluntary accreditation scheme that allows publicans to display a special symbol indicating that their cask ale is of good quality, as judged by a series of surprise inspections.

London Stock Exchange

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It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until it was acquired by CK Assets in October 2019.

Hong Kong

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In 2019 the Hong Kong based CK Assets announced the proposed take over of Greene King, which shareholders will have to approve.

Financial Times

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According to the Financial Times, the holding company is taking the view that the pubs owned by Greene King are an asset that is safe from potential recession.

Smartkarma (company)

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David Blennerhassett, an analyst publishing on investment research network Smartkarma (Company), told the FT that CK Assets has a track record of buying such assets in the UK and he does not expect it to sell Greene King later as a bet on the falling pound.