Contemporary new look for McEwan’s Champion

McEwan's Champion

Award-winning premium ale, McEwan’s Champion, has been refreshed with a contemporary new bottle design due to hit shelves this month. A Scottish classic, its intense flavour has earned the beer a loyal following of fans; in fact it’s the second best selling premium bottled ale in Scotland. At 7.3% ABV, it’s a beer to savour and… Read more »

Charles Wells recognised for apprentice programme

Charles Wells recognised for apprentice programme

Charles Wells was presented with an Employer of the Year award in recognition of its outstanding apprentice programme at an awards ceremony at the House of Lords this month. The awards presentation was held by training provider Aspire, Achieve, Advance (3aaa) to celebrate successful apprenticeship programmes from across the country. Charles Wells, which has more… Read more »

Charles Wells makes the shortlist for four awards

CWPub Co

Charles Wells has been shortlisted in not one, not two, not three, but four categories in the prestigious Publican Awards 2015.   The awards, which are run by pub industry magazine, The Publican’s Morning Advertiser celebrate best practice in the pub sector across a range of categories. Charles Wells impressed the judges to make the shortlist… Read more »

Hummingbird flies onto shelves


Charles Wells’ tropical inspired golden ale Hummingbird is making its debut in the off-trade as it launches in bottle this month.  The beer, which was originally a seasonal cask beer has proven so popular the Bedfordshire-based family brewer has brought it out in a 500ml bottle so drinkers can enjoy the beer at home too…. Read more »



The Stag pub in Mentmore has reopened its doors with a brand new look and menu under the new guardianship of Denise Redding and Simon Sparrow. The pair are no strangers to the pub, having first met while working there in the 1980s. Thirty years later when Charles Wells was looking for new licensees for… Read more »

Charles Wells opens 10th French site with pop up venue

DNA@Le Chabi

John Bull Pub Company, Charles Wells’ French division has premiered a new “pop-up” concept in its tenth site across the channel. The pub company which has successfully bought the authentic English pub experience to five French cities purchased its third site in Bordeaux earlier this year. Previously named Le Chabi, the new site had traded… Read more »

Charles Wells Recognises Licensees at Eagle Star Awards

Charles Wells Award Winners with Peter Wells

Charles Wells Pub Company honoured its outstanding Licensees at its annual Eagle Star Awards last night (6th November). The awards, which are split into ten different categories, celebrate the diversity of Charles Wells pubs and recognise those which stand out for excellence within the Bedford-based pub company’s 200-strong estate. The Castle in Bedford run by… Read more »

Bombardier Bus tours local pubs to celebrate National Cask Ale Week

the bombardier bus

The famous Bombardier bus can be spotted out and about in parts of Surrey, Kent and South East London next week as it takes a three day tour to help rally support for pubs as part of the National Cask Ale Week campaign. Running from 25th September to 5th October, Cask Ale Week is a… Read more »

Celebrate Young’s Day with a Free Pint!

young's voucher HI RES

Today (18th September) Young’s turns 183 years old and to mark the occasion Wells & Young’s will be kicking off the celebrations by treating thousands of beer fans to a free pint on Young’s Day *. Free Young’s pint vouchers can be found in City AM, Mr Hyde, Shortlist, Metro and the Evening Standard or… Read more »



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