Established for over 200 years, the company owns 132 pubs. In 1799, Benjamin Greene started making his own beer. His son Edward, followed his father's tracks in 1868, Frederick King buy buildings close to the Greene family with the intention of becoming a brewerer. The families established a partnership to become Greene King. After a few difficult years during the wars, the brewery goes through a period of modernisation and devolepment thanks to cans, metal casks, pallets and lifting trucks.