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.
ABBOT ALE IS BREWED IN BURY ST. EDMUNDS – A PLACE WHICH ENJOYS A RICH BREWING HERITAGE THAN CAN BE TRACED BACK ALMOST 1000 YEARS.
The famous Domesday Book includes a passage about 'cerevisiarii' or ale brewers as servants of the Abbot in Bury St Edmunds' Great Abbey. The Greene King brewery sits alongside the historic ruins of the Abbey and to this day our brewers still draw water from the same chalk wells used by their brewing predecessors all those years ago.
Style: English Ale
A bold addition to Greene King’s Craft Range, this IPA owes its floral aroma and citrus bite to extensive late-stage dry-hopping. Packs a fruity kick that would suit a dessert or seafood DISH
Style: India Pale Ale
A FINELY BALANCED BEER WITH A DISTINCTIVE RICH MALTY TASTE AND FRUITY AROMA, OLD SPECKLED HEN HAS ATTRACTED MANY FANS, INCLUDING THE FOX, WHO IS ALWAYS ON THE HUNT FOR HIS HEN.
First brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and affectionately named after an old MG car used as a factory runaround 'the owld speckled un'. This turned into Old Speckled Hen when the beer was unveiled.
A unique blend of two classic ales – BPA and two-year-old vintage 5X – Strong Suffolk is dark and intense, almost ruby in colour, with an appetising spicy fruit cake aroma. A full-bodied ale, it combines flavours of oak, caramel and burnt toffee that will march across the palate.
Style: Vintage Ale