We have been brewing beer and operating pubs from our base in Bury St Edmunds for over 200 years. Let us take you through some of the highlights.
Benjamin Greene moves to Bury St Edmunds to establish his own brewing business.
He enters into a partnership with William Buck, an elderly yarn-maker, to acquire the 100-year-old Wright's Brewery in Westgate.
The Beerhouse Act is introduced and creates a new type of public house – the beer house. Nearly 25,000 beer houses spring up around the country within the first six months of the Act and beer sales increase dramatically. Although a price war ensues, the company is able to continue to trade throughout this difficult period.
Benjamin Greene hands over the reins of the company to his son Edward Greene, who oversees a major expansion and diversification of the company. The brewery workforce doubles to 50 people with output increasing to 40,000 barrels a year by 1870.