Charles Wells

Commercial Brewery

Places associated: Founders Arms (Young’s), Bull Inn (Charles Wells), Cutty Sark (Youngs), Dirty Dick’s (Young’s), Lass O’ Richmond Hill (Youngs), Golden Ball (Wells & Youngs), Dragon (Wells), Paternoster (Youngs), Duck on the Pond (Wells), Two Boats Inn (Wells), Highbury Vaults (Youngs), White Cross (Youngs), Old Ship (Youngs), Watermans Arms (Youngs), Dog & Fox (Youngs), Rose & Crown Hotel (Youngs), Windmill (Youngs), King’s Arms (Young’s), Flask (Young’s), King’s Head Theatre (Youngs), Anchor & Hope (Charles Wells), Dolphin Inn (Charles Wells), Calthorpe Arms (Young’s), Watts Arms (Charles Wells), Oyster Shed (Youngs), Seven Stars (Wells & Youngs), Dog & Bull (Young’s), Buckingham Arms (Young’s), Salisbury Arms (Charles Wells), Lord Wargrave (Young’s), Castle (Charles Wells), Gordon Arms (Charles Wells), Bedford Arms (Charles Wells), Half Moon (Youngs), White Horse (Charles Wells), Burnaby Arms (Charles Wells), Devonshire Arms (Charles Wells), Mitre (Youngs), Richard I (Young’s), King’s Head (Youngs), Wood House (Youngs), Bull & Gate (Youngs), Rising Sun (Youngs), Angel and Greyhound (Youngs), Wheatsheaf (Youngs), North Western (Charles Wells), Britannia (Young’s), Lamb (Youngs), Old Sun (Charles Wells), Coach and Horses (Youngs), Guinea (Young’s), Prince Alfred (Young’s), Dunstan House Inn (Youngs), Victoria (Youngs), Plough, Clapham North (Youngs), Foresters Arms (Charles Wells), Bull (Youngs), Swan Inn (Youngs), Mulberry Bush (Youngs)

Charles Wells brewery was founded in 1875 by Charles Wells, who bought an exisiting brewery with 32 pubs in Bedford. The company moved to modern purpose built premises in Havelock St, Bedford, in1976. The company merged with the London brewery Young’s in 2006, splitting off the pub owning business to become a brewing only operation under the name Wells & Young’s which then acquired the rights to the Courage brands. In 2011 Charles Wells acquired 100% control of the brewing and reintegrated the pub business. The company again operates under the Charles Wells name, though still with control of Courage and Young’s brands.
 
 
NameABVAddedAvgPctl%Style%#
Borough Indian Pale Ale (retired)
Brewed by/for Borough (Lancaster)
3.612/15/2011Rate 2.881
Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA 4.54/20/2013Rate 2.973621259
Courage Best Bitter (Bottle/Can/Keg) 3.812/2/2001Rate 2.4811380
Courage Best Bitter (Cask) 4.010/10/2001Rate 2.711812139
Courage Dark Mild 3.05/28/2003Rate 2.7626139
Courage Directors (Bottle/Can/Keg) 4.88/22/2001Rate 2.93021347
Courage Directors (Cask) 4.83/9/2001Rate 2.882920181
Courage Light Ale 3.29/23/2002Rate 2.38145
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 1010/4/2011Rate 3.859987530
Crest Pilsner / Export (alias) 5.04/3/2004
Crest Super (10%) 102/20/2002Rate 1.822279
Crest Super (8.4%) 8.47/8/2001Rate 1.6611105
Davys Old Wallop (alias) 4.811/3/2007
John Bull Blonde Lager 4.83/27/2004Rate 2.68174513
John Bull Premium Ale / Bitter Ale 5.310/13/2001Rate 3.03394370
McEwan’s 70 Shilling (Pasteurised) 3.78/21/2000Rate 2.792220106
McEwan’s 80 Shilling (Pasteurised) 4.211/21/2001Rate 2.91314066
McEwan’s Amber 4.27/9/2013Rate 2.73201438
McEwan’s Best Scotch 3.612/17/2002Rate 2.757
McEwan’s Champion 7.39/26/2001Rate 3.245840254
McEwan’s Export 4.59/17/2000Rate 2.53124239
McEwan’s Gold 4.08/16/2012Rate 2.972
McEwan’s India Pale Ale 4.512/19/2000Rate 2.62157419
McEwan’s IPA 4.05/17/2014Rate 2.8232133
McEwan’s Lager (Can) 3.65/29/2001Rate 1.9733754
McEwan’s Red (Can) 3.67/7/2013Rate 2.79252117
McEwan’s Scotch Ale 8.05/6/2000Rate 3.539084975
McEwans Signature 5.27/6/2013Rate 2.84261352
Mongoose 5.01/16/2011Rate 2.45118838
Wells & Youngs A Good Stuffing 4.512/6/2013Rate 2.88303516
Wells & Youngs Odd Ale (alias) 4.06/3/2012
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Bottle) 5.23/25/2002Rate 2.9836291461
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Cask) 4.58/12/2003Rate 2.95344550
Wells Birthday Beer 4.56/4/2016Rate 2.831
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Bottle) 4.74/10/2007Rate 2.832526192
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Cask) 4.711/28/2008Rate 2.83243150
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Bottle) 4.71/12/2001Rate 3.2458861148
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Can & Keg) 4.37/2/2015Rate 3.13468713
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Cask) 4.17/16/2002Rate 3.074377277
Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice 6.08/9/2013Rate 3.17525050
Wells Bombardier Satanic Mills 5.03/31/2007Rate 3.18674272
Wells Bombardier’s Spring Campaign 4.24/2/2013Rate 2.81
Wells Bowman Stout (Bottle) 5.210/6/2003Rate 3.29735571
Wells Bowman Stout (Cask) 5.010/6/2003Rate 2.863
Wells Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager 4.74/16/2015Rate 3.03399911
Wells Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA 5.212/20/2015Rate 2.97352018
Wells Christmas Cheer (Cask) 5.512/27/2004Rate 2.835
Wells Diamond Jubilee (retired) 4.06/8/2012Rate 2.742
Wells Discovery Golden Ale (Cask) 4.53/22/2004Rate 2.942
Wells Dog’s Baubles (alias) 4.512/5/2015
Wells Dragoon Pale Ale 104/24/2005Rate 2.688
Wells Eagle IPA (Cask) 3.65/18/2001Rate 2.68181175
Wells Eagle IPA (5%) 5.05/20/2001Rate 2.53121174
Wells Eagle IPA (Bottle) 3.612/14/2011Rate 2.8272424
Wells Eagle Smooth 3.68/7/2000Rate 2.411029
Wells Fargo (Bottle) 5.01/17/2001Rate 3.233
Wells Fargo (Cask) 5.03/13/2005Rate 3.023
Wells Golden Cauldron 4.110/21/2012Rate 2.876
Wells IPA (alias) 5.01/18/2014
Wells John Bull (Cask) 4.18/4/2004Rate 2.89343911
Wells John Bull Finest Bitter / Ale 4.84/3/2006Rate 2.862716124
Wells Josephine Grimbleys Strong Ale (retired) 5.01/17/2001Rate 2.482
Wells Lager 5.01/17/2001Rate 2.52129161
Wells Lock Stock and Barrel (Cask) (retired) 4.310/1/2003Rate 2.592
Wells Ma’am 4.35/11/2016Rate 2.875
Wells Manchester United Lager 5.01/18/2001Rate 2.463
Wells Naked Gold 4.19/30/2011Rate 2.76293311
Wells Poppy 3.610/31/2015Rate 2.895
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale 5.010/26/2013Rate 3.084349359
Wells Summer Solstice (Cask) 4.16/25/2002Rate 2.78302320
Wells Try Time 3.68/17/2015Rate 2.75201511
Wells Waggledance (Bottle) 5.08/20/2008Rate 2.762023144
Wells Waggledance (Cask) 4.07/29/2002Rate 2.7212179
Wells Wonderful Wallop 4.55/19/2016Rate 3.023
Young’s 1831 Anniversary Ale (retired) 4.19/20/2011Rate 2.73
Young’s All Ale the Queen 4.56/15/2016Rate 2.882
Young’s Bitter (Bottle conditioned - 4.5%) 4.55/29/2009Rate 3.074376134
Young’s Bitter (Bottle) 3.75/25/2000Rate 2.93037125
Young’s Bitter (Cask) 3.711/17/2000Rate 3.023960203
Young’s Blonde 4.25/18/2014Rate 2.89293810
Young’s Camden Cracker (retired) 4.512/14/2013Rate 2.81
Young’s Champion 5.08/3/2003Rate 3.044877111
Young’s Christmas Ale (Cask) 4.312/10/2004Rate 2.99385231
Young’s Christmas Pudding Ale 5.511/15/2002Rate 2.953527151
Young’s Deer Goggles 4.512/19/2015Rate 2.961
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 5.27/23/2000Rate 3.7497993713
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Cask) 5.22/23/2003Rate 3.63959640
Young’s Hummingbird 4.27/20/2013Rate 2.99374955
Young’s Jubilee Ale (retired) 4.05/27/2012Rate 2.745
Young’s Light Ale 3.29/19/2002Rate 2.379277
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Bottled/Keg) 4.84/30/2008Rate 2.953444150
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Cask) 4.07/16/2009Rate 2.872836107
Young’s London IPA 4.56/30/2016Rate 2.961
Young’s London Porter 4.22/3/2012Rate 3.39796814
Young’s London Stout 4.35/10/2014Rate 3.37776665
Young’s Oatmeal Stout (London Stout) 5.211/8/2000Rate 3.5290901025
Young’s Old Nick (retired) 7.25/6/2000Rate 3.579269783
Young’s Prince of Ales (retired) 4.84/28/2011Rate 2.773
Young’s Ram Rod (Cask) 5.010/7/2004Rate 3.1486130
Young’s Ram Rod (Pasteurised) 5.09/15/2000Rate 3.155475377
Young’s Ruby Star 5.511/4/2006Rate 3.27789028
Young’s Special 4.65/24/2000Rate 3.14476597
Young’s Special (Cask) 4.51/13/2002Rate 3.023962181
Young’s Special London Ale 6.410/23/2000Rate 3.539097985
Young’s St Georges Ale 5.211/27/2001Rate 3.125466257
Young’s St Georges Ale (Cask) 4.35/17/2004Rate 2.93384330
Young’s Sundown (retired) 4.110/5/2012Rate 2.72
Young’s Super Ale (retired) 104/6/2011Rate 2.833
Young’s The Wooden Spoon 3.69/26/2015Rate 3.014
Young’s Try Time 3.610/26/2015Rate 2.961
Young’s Waggledance (Bottle) (retired) 4.06/20/2000Rate 2.82328299
Young’s Winter Warmer (Bottle) 5.06/20/2000Rate 3.144970483
Young’s Winter Warmer (Cask) 5.012/2/2000Rate 3.195354120
Younger’s Best 3.18/10/2009Rate 2.836
Younger’s Draught Tavern Bitter (retired) 3.29/22/2002Rate 2.392
Younger’s IPA 3.99/22/2012Rate 2.682
Younger’s No. 3 4.53/22/2012Rate 2.966
Younger’s Scotch Bitter 3.75/11/2013Rate 2.972
Younger’s Tartan Special 3.77/4/2012Rate 2.4110222
Younger’s Wee Willie 4.51/14/2013Rate 2.841
Youngers 1749 3.78/27/2011Rate 2.845
Youngs Export Lager (alias) 4.84/6/2011
Youngs London Lager (alias) 5.03/16/2014
McEwan’s 60/- 3.212/22/2000Rate 2.72191315
McEwan’s 70 Shilling (Cask) 3.72/23/2002Rate 2.5415516
McEwan’s 80 Shilling (Cask) 4.21/4/2001Rate 2.9344125
Cobra Bite with Apple (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.39/20/2007Rate 2.0271616
Cobra Bite with Blood Orange (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.36/7/2007Rate 2.0251618
Cobra Bite with Lemongrass (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.36/7/2007Rate 2.057716
Cobra Bite with Sweet Lime (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.39/20/2007Rate 2.0261819
Cobra Light (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.310/18/2005Rate 1.651723
Cobra Silver Label (retired)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.412/13/2000Rate 31
Pleisure Seekers (alias)
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
3.75/9/2015
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.Places associated: Founders Arms (Young’s), Bull Inn (Charles Wells), Cutty Sark (Youngs), Dirty Dick’s (Young’s), Lass O’ Richmond Hill (Youngs), Golden Ball (Wells & Youngs), Dragon (Wells), Paternoster (Youngs), Duck on the Pond (Wells), Two Boats Inn (Wells), Highbury Vaults (Youngs), White Cross (Youngs), Old Ship (Youngs), Watermans Arms (Youngs), Dog & Fox (Youngs), Rose & Crown Hotel (Youngs), Windmill (Youngs), King’s Arms (Young’s), Flask (Young’s), King’s Head Theatre (Youngs), Anchor & Hope (Charles Wells), Dolphin Inn (Charles Wells), Calthorpe Arms (Young’s), Watts Arms (Charles Wells), Oyster Shed (Youngs), Seven Stars (Wells & Youngs), Dog & Bull (Young’s), Buckingham Arms (Young’s), Salisbury Arms (Charles Wells), Lord Wargrave (Young’s), Castle (Charles Wells), Gordon Arms (Charles Wells), Bedford Arms (Charles Wells), Half Moon (Youngs), White Horse (Charles Wells), Burnaby Arms (Charles Wells), Devonshire Arms (Charles Wells), Mitre (Youngs), Richard I (Young’s), King’s Head (Youngs), Wood House (Youngs), Bull & Gate (Youngs), Rising Sun (Youngs), Angel and Greyhound (Youngs), Wheatsheaf (Youngs), North Western (Charles Wells), Britannia (Young’s), Lamb (Youngs), Old Sun (Charles Wells), Coach and Horses (Youngs), Guinea (Young’s), Prince Alfred (Young’s), Dunstan House Inn (Youngs), Victoria (Youngs), Plough, Clapham North (Youngs), Foresters Arms (Charles Wells), Bull (Youngs), Swan Inn (Youngs), Mulberry Bush (Youngs).
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