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Allied Breweries

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1961 Allied Breweries was formed by the merger of Ind Coope, Ansells and Tetley Walker, the largest brewer in the UK. It had twelve breweries, owned 11% of the UK's pubs.

1961 Acquired the bankrupt Friary Meux of Guildford

1963 The name Allied Breweries was adopted

1964 Acquired Thomas Ramsden of Halifax

Late 1960s diversified but lost ground as a brewer.

1968 Acquired Showerings, Vine Products and Whiteway's

1978 Allied Breweries merged with the food and catering group J. Lyons and Co.

1981 Group renamed Allied Lyons

After 1989, the pubs were separated from brewing as a result of the Beer Orders

1993 Allied sold a 50% stake in its breweries to Carlsberg to form Carlsberg-Tetley.

1994 The rest of the group became Allied Domecq

1997 The remaining stake in the brewing company was sold to Carlsberg.

By the end of the century Carlsberg-Tetley only had two breweries - Leeds and Northampton. Most of the Burton brewery had been sold to Bass.

1999 the pubs were sold to Punch Taverns plc.

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