Bombardier primed and ready for new campaign with a fresh look

Bombardier is readying the regiment for St George’s Day, summer and beyond as it prepares to charge ahead towards the next chapter in Bombardier history. Bedfordshire family brewers, Charles Wells have a big bang new marketing campaign lined up for the beer range which is being kept under wraps until it officially launches next month…. Read more »

Local MP honoured with prestigious ‘Beer Champions’ award

Bedford & Kempston MP, Richard Fuller, has been honoured with a prestigious award for his championing of Britain’s beer industry. He was presented with a certificate and souvenir pump clip by local brewer and pub operator Charles Wells, on a visit to the Queens Park brewery. The special award is a joint initiative from the… Read more »


Charles Wells has pledged its support to Ampthill Festival for a second year as the main sponsor of local three-day music extravaganza Ampthill Festival. Running from 3rd to 5th July 2015 in Ampthill Park, the festival attracts thousands of people and the event will kick off with Friday night’s AmpRocks concert (headliners TBC), followed by… Read more »

d’Parys Nominated in Beds Food and Drink Awards

Best Fine Dining Restaurant Bedfordshire Pub of the Year Our very own d’Parys has been nominated in two categories in the Beds Food and Drink Awards so please go online and show your support by voting. d’Parys is up for both the Bedfordshire Pub of the Year Award and the Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award… Read more »

Charles Wells backs the Beer Marketing Awards

Charles Wells is celebrating after making the shortlist in two awards categories at the inaugural Beer Marketing Awards. Premium Mediterranean lager Estrella Damm which the brewer imports and markets in the UK has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Social Media category for its #Estrellalife campaign and the Best Use of Sponsorship category for… Read more »

New look and menu unveiled for Cambridge Community pub

The doors have opened on The Salisbury Arms pub on Tenison Road to reveal a brand new Pizza, Pots and Pints format. Artisan Pizzas are crafted using homemade dough, homemade tomato sauce and variety of quirkily titled toppings. Terracotta Pots are filled with tasty morsels of food such as Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Coq au Vin… Read more »

Charles Wells Showcases Wine Portfolio

Hundreds of publicans joined Charles Wells last week (10th March) to sample wines from around the world and meet the producers at their annual wine portfolio tasting at the Dog & Fox pub in Wimbledon. Cockburn & Campbell which is Bedfordshire brewer and pub company Charles Wells’ wine division has a strong and varied portfolio… Read more »

New Local Licensee Revives Community Pub

There’s a new team behind the bar at the Three Compasses in Aldenham who have unveiled a new look and big plans for the local pub at their official opening this week (Friday 6th March). Local pub operator Jason Keen took on the pub earlier this year with a vision to transform it into a… Read more »