Ridley's Brewery

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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.
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).

Hartford End

It was founded in 1842, and was located in Hartford End, Essex.
The headquarters of Ridley's Brewery was in Hartford End.

Tolly Cobbold

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In August 2002 the company bought out the Tolly Cobbold brewery.
The brewery was then acquired by Ridley's brewery in 2002.

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Ridley's Brewery is a defunct brewery.

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It was founded in 1842, and was located in Hartford End, Essex.

Buyout

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In August 2002 the company bought out the Tolly Cobbold brewery.

Tied house

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In the early 1970s, Ridley's is recorded as having "just over 60" tied houses, mostly in central and north-west Essex.

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Colchester United F.C.

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Away shirt sponsorship has been provided by Ashby's (1999–2000), Ridley's (2000–2002), 188Trades.com (2005–2006), Smart Energy (2006–2009) and JobServe (2009–2010, 2012–present).

Cliff Brewery

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The brewery ceased operations in 2002, when the Tolly Cobbold company merged with Ridley's brewery.