New beer kicks off rugby season

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

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

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 »

Bedford Pub is named best in the region

The team at Bedford’s d’Parys are celebrating this month after being named the best managed pub in the region in the Great British Pub Awards 2015. The popular pub opened back in Spring 2014 following a £1.3million investment which transformed an old run down hotel into a spectacular pub and restaurant with rooms. The d’Parys… Read more »

Brand new keg format launches for McEwan’s IPA

Revellers at last weekend’s McEwan’s Party at the Palace festival at Linlithgow Palace were among the first to try the brand new McEwan’s IPA in keg as it premiered at the music festival ahead of its launch this week. The beer first launched last year as part of the ongoing reinvention of McEwan’s which has… Read more »

Bombardier beer launches #TheHashes summer cricket promotion

With the summer of cricket well under way, Bombardier beer is giving pub stockists across the country the chance to get involved in its first ever social media cricket match aptly named #TheHashes. The competition is running until mid August all pubs have to do to get involved is tweet a picture of their bar… Read more »

Charles Wells and Yummy Pub Co collaborate on fourth pub

Bedfordshire Brewer and Pub Company Charles Wells has extended its partnership with Yummy Pub Co. as the Yummy team take on the lease for The Daniel Defoe pub in London’s Stoke Newington. The pub is Yummy’s sixth site, and its fourth with Charles Wells; this newest lease agreement follows successful collaborative developments at The Somers… Read more »

Local Pubs raise £100,000 for Macmillan

Publicans at Charles Wells pubs are celebrating this month after smashing their fundraising target and raising £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is the Bedford based brewery and pub company’s national chosen charity. Charles Wells licensees along with teams at the head office have been fundraising for the charity for two years now; together they… Read more »

Village bids farewell to popular pub licensees

Kevin and Julia Hanks will be calling their last orders at The Jackal in Thurleigh this month as they leave the pub to take on a new challenge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The couple had previously spent many years living and working in Gloucestershire when they decided to return to Kevin’s home county of Bedfordshire to… Read more »

Locals get a first look at transformed Merlin’s Cave pub

After weeks of anticipation, The Merlin’s Cave pub in Chalfont St Giles has officially flung its doors open to reveal its spectacular transformation. With a £1.2million investment, the village pub just behind the green closed back in March so boutique pub operators Apostrophe Pubs could work their magic on the site and bring their vision… Read more »