Greene King brewery

We have been brewing quality cask ales at the Westgate Brewery in Bury St Edmunds since 1799.

Exterior of Westgate Brewery

Ale has been a feature of life at our home since at least as far back as 1086. We know this because the Great Abbey's 'cerevisiarii' or ale brewers are mentioned in the Domesday Book. But we've taken the traditional craft of brewing to new heights, producing what is arguably the finest range of cask ales in the country.

We are proud of this heritage and tradition. Today, we are as passionate about our beers, our service and our people as our brewing ancestors. Our broad portfolio of well-known, much-loved brands includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.

Greene King Visitor Centre

Experience our proud history for yourself at the Greene King Visitor Centre, situated next to the brewery in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

The centre includes a fascinating museum, our 'new' art deco Brew House built in 1938, and a shop offering an extensive array of brewing memorabilia, merchandise and, of course, our world-famous beers.


Visit our museum to experience a journey that lasts for hundreds of years. There has been a brewery on our site in Bury St Edmunds since 1700 but brewing in the town can be traced back as far as the eleventh century. Discover how the town's chalk wells have served brewers for centuries and find out how the Greene and King families came together to create the company we know today.

Guided tour of the Brew House

See how real beer is brewed using natural ingredients and traditional brewing methods. A tour round our historic working Brew House includes the best view of Bury St Edmunds from the roof (weather permitting). Then enjoy the taste of our different cask beers in our Brewery Tap.

The evening tour is a great way to start a celebration - birthday, retirement, stag or hen night.

These tours are open to both individuals and groups, however, please note our tours do get booked up in advance and to ensure we have places available we suggest that you contact us prior to your visit.

Please note: Children under 12 are not permitted on the tour. 12-18-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. We are unable to accommodate people with limited mobility. Sensible flat footwear is essential.

If you would like to book a tour, please contact the Visitor Centre on 01284 714 297 or by email to

Bury St Edmunds

More than 200 years of brewing excellence

Tour Times

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Laptop showing the Greene King online shop

Greene King Online shop

The Greene King online shop has a superb range of gift boxes and other great merchandise.

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Pressure gauge on fermenting tank

Art of brewing

We use four simple, wholesome and natural ingredients to brew our award-winning ales.

More on our brewing process

A Greene King IPA beer tap and a pint of beer

Greene King IPA

Greene King IPA is one of the UK's favourite cask ales, and is enjoyed in over 30 countries worldwide.

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