The Office of Fair Trading has passed Greene King’s £45.6m purchase of TD Ridley & Sons. The Ridley's business consists of 71 freehold tenanted pubs and two leasehold tenanted pubs, a brewery at Hartford End, near Chelmsford, a free trade business, a distribution centre in Ipswich and unlicensed property with a value estimated at £6m. The pubs are predominantly located in Essex, with Greene King commenting that they complemented its current estate of 2,064 pubs.