New licensees reveal transformation at The Swan

The Swan pub in Flitwick town centre has opened to reveal a brand new look, menu and hosts behind the bar. Steph and Tony English took on the pub in September and have been working with owners Charles Wells to transform it into a fantastic new venue for the people of Flitwick. The Swan, which… Read more »

Bombardier Burning Gold launches in can

The brewers behind legendary ale Bombardier have announced its popular golden beer, Burning Gold will soon be hitting shelves in a new can format. The move follows the ever growing popularity of golden beers, the brand’s successful new marketing campaign starring Bob Mortimer and the rebranding for Bombardier which launched earlier in the year to… Read more »

New darker bottle for Estrella Damm


Estrella Damm will be sporting a new shade as a darker glass version of the bottle hits shelves and bars this month. But this is no simple aesthetic makeover; there is science behind the bottle. The new darker glass used gives the beer 30% more protection from light exposure. This means the bottle will travel… Read more »

Triple win for Charles Wells brews

Charles Wells beers have been internationally recognised with not one, but three of their Bedfordshire brews taking home medals at the World Beer Awards. The world beer awards are a global awards programme to recognise the very best brews in a range of beer styles from across the world. At this year’s awards Charles Wells… Read more »

Bombardier launches rugby promotion

With an exciting season of rugby well underway, Bombardier beer is offering drinkers the chance to win thousands of fantastic rugby themed prizes by purchasing a pack of the beer in store or picking up a pint at their local pub. Consumers who pick up a four pack of Bombardier English cans, any bottle from… Read more »

Free pint giveaway to celebrate Young’s birthday

Young’s is celebrating its 184th birthday tomorrow (Thursday 17th September) and Charles Wells are helping Londoners get in the celebratory spirit by giving away thousands of free pints* to mark the occasion. Charles Wells brew the Young’s beer range and will be placing special Young’s free pint vouchers in City AM, Mr Hyde, Shortlist, Time… Read more »

Apostrophe Pubs to acquire third site

Apostrophe Pubs the owner of d’Parys, Bedford and the newly re-opened Merlin’s Cave, Chalfont St Giles has agreed terms to purchase The Lazy Cow, Stratford upon Avon, formerly known as Cox’s Yard. Charles Wells, the Bedford based brewer and pub operator is the long leaseholder of the site and originally converted the former timber yard… Read more »

New beer kicks off rugby season

Wells Try Time website

With an exciting season of rugby just around the corner Charles Wells are helping to get pub goers in the spirit with the launch of their new rugby themed seasonal ale.  Aptly named Wells Try Time, the beer is available as part of the brewery’s guest cask ale programme for Autumn. It has a tropical… Read more »

Charles Wells announces Board changes

Justin Phillimore, CEO Charles Wells of Bedford

Charles Wells has announced changes in responsibility at Board level as the next stage of its reintegration of the brewing and pubs businesses. After 17 years as CEO, and latterly chairman, Paul Wells’ role is to be split and he will take the role of chairman for Charles Wells Ltd. Justin Phillimore, currently the managing… Read more »

Award for Young’s Special London Ale redesign

SLA silver design and packaing medal 2015

The transformation of the label design for Young’s Special London Ale has received worldwide acclaim and has been awarded a coveted silver medal in the International Beer Challenge 2015. Hundreds of beers from across the world entered this year’s beer design and packaging award category and those which impressed judges were awarded either a gold,… Read more »

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