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Suffolk Breweries


Greene King

Greene King PLC, Abbot House, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  IP33 1QT
Tel. 01284 763222  Fax. 01284 706502 Company website

Greene King brews all its beers in Bury St Edmunds, where ale has been a feature of life since at least as far back as 1086. But we've taken the traditional art of brewing to new heights, producing what is now the finest range of cask ales in the country. Our beers are as much at home in city centre nightspots as they are in the cosy lounge of the village pub; we've taken the traditional craft of brewing and turned it in to an art form. No other UK brewer is as committed to, or dedicated to, cask ale.
Now, this wonderful world of ale is at your fingertips,  we'll be whetting your appetite for Abbot Ale, tempting your tastebuds to try Greene King IPA and tickling your fancy for an Old Speckled Hen!

Our Beers

Abbots AleAbbots Ale. A Divine Pint.

Greene King's flagship brand is Abbot Ale, described by top beer writer Michael Jackson as "one of the true characters of the beer world". It's strong, robust and full of flavour - a wonderful ambassador for real ale.

Greene King first brewed Abbot Ale during the 1950's and its popularity has never waned. Indeed, it was recently named as one of the top 10 cask ales that licensees would most like to stock. As well as gracing the bar of thousands of pubs up and down the country, Abbot Ale is also available from supermarkets and off licences in cans and bottles to drink at home.

Look out for our Abbot ale advertisements in the national Sunday newspapers. They're enduring, witty, and a little irreverent.

On our tasting notes page, we'll describe Abbot Ale's wonderfully complex taste and aroma. Don't miss our "did you know?" page where we give away some interesting facts about the brand. Visit "links" to hear from Michael Jackson and fellow top beer writer Roger Potz. And don't forget to try your hand at our Classics Masters Game and the chance to win one of five monthly prizes.

IPAGreene King IPA

Greene King IPA is the mainstay of Greene King's cask ale portfolio. It embodies all that is best about British beer, with its clean, fresh, hoppy taste and distinctive tawny colour. No surprise, then, that Greene King IPA is now the fastest-selling cask ale in the UK and the second best-selling ale in the country.
Time spent with a pint of Greene King IPA is certainly time well spent. And that's the theme of five humorous television commercials now being shown on Anglia and Meridian television and on Sky TV.
Go into tasting notes to see how our master brewers have given Greene King IPA its unique characteristics.
Click on to "did you know?" and learn some interesting facts about the brand. Visit "links" to see the connection between Greene King IPA and other fascinating organisations. And test your mental skills in our speed-thinking game - with the chance to win one of five prizes each month.

Old Speckled HenOld Speckled Hen - a most gratifying pint.

This rich, strong ale is the drink for every occasion. It's available as a cask ale in pubs across the country but, for those moments of quiet indulgence, Old Speckled Hen can also be bought in 500ml non-returnable bottles and in distinctive, embossed cans at supermarkets and off licences to drink at home.


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