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New hours give brewer small boost
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Greene King's stable includes four popular tipples
Suffolk brewer and pub firm Greene King has revealed a small boost to sales since new licensing laws were introduced in November.

Greene King, which brews Abbot Ale, said like-for-like sales at its estate of 820 managed pubs were 1.6% higher in the 36 weeks to 8 January.

Growth for its 1,200 tenanted and leased pubs remained stable at 2.2% in the period.

The company bought Belhaven and TD Ridley last year.

In its brewing business, Greene King, which dates back to 1799, volumes rose 8% across the 36-week period with Old Speckled Hen outperforming its other leading brands such as Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale.

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