Charles Wells

Commercial Brewery
Brewer rating: 98/100 19011 ratings
The Brewery, Havelock Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England MK40 4LU
Places associated: King’s Arms (Young’s), Rising Sun (Youngs), Buckingham Arms (Young’s), Dirty Dick’s (Young’s), Calthorpe Arms (Young’s), Britannia (Young’s), Lamb (Youngs), Salisbury Arms (Charles Wells), Highbury Vaults (Youngs), Victoria (Youngs), Flask (Young’s), Lord Wargrave (Young’s), Founders Arms (Young’s), Richard I (Young’s), Castle (Charles Wells), Gordon Arms (Charles Wells), Bedford Arms (Charles Wells), White Horse (Charles Wells), Devonshire Arms (Charles Wells), North Western (Charles Wells), Foresters Arms (Charles Wells), Golden Ball (Wells & Youngs), Watts Arms (Charles Wells), Oyster Shed (Youngs), Burnaby Arms (Charles Wells), Angel and Greyhound (Youngs), Old Sun (Charles Wells), Plough, Bull (Youngs), Bull Inn (Charles Wells), Lass O’ Richmond Hill (Youngs), Dragon (Wells), White Cross (Youngs), Old Ship (Youngs), Watermans Arms (Youngs), Dog & Fox (Youngs), Rose & Crown Hotel (Youngs), Coach and Horses (Youngs), Guinea (Young’s), Prince Alfred (Young’s), Cutty Sark (Youngs), King’s Head (Youngs), Clapham North (Youngs), King’s Head Theatre (Youngs), Anchor & Hope (Charles Wells), Windmill (Youngs), Seven Stars (Wells & Youngs), Half Moon (Youngs), Mitre (Youngs), Wheatsheaf (Youngs), Dunstan House Inn (Youngs), Swan Inn (Youngs), Mulberry Bush (Youngs), Paternoster (Youngs), Duck on the Pond (Wells), Two Boats Inn (Wells), Dolphin Inn (Charles Wells), Dog & Bull (Young’s), Wood House (Youngs), Bull & Gate (Youngs), City Gate Pub & Hotel, The Cross of St George, White Hart (Youngs), Wrestlers (Charles Wells), Burleigh Arms (Charles Wells), Hand and Spear (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.
 
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NameABVAddedScoreStyle%#
Borough Indian Pale Ale
Brewed by/for Borough (Lancaster)
3.612/15/2011Rate 2.881
Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA 4.54/20/2013Rate 2.9720264
Charles Wells Bombardier Pale Ale 3.611/18/2016Rate 2.933
Courage Best Bitter (Bottle/Can/Keg) 3.812/2/2001Rate 2.49381
Courage Best Bitter (Cask) 4.010/10/2001Rate 2.711142
Courage Dark Mild 3.05/28/2003Rate 2.76139
Courage Directors (Bottle/Can/Keg) 4.88/22/2001Rate 2.921352
Courage Directors (Cask) 4.83/9/2001Rate 2.8919184
Courage Light Ale 3.29/23/2002Rate 2.32146
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 1010/4/2011Rate 3.8485548
Crest Pilsner / Export (alias) 5.04/3/2004
Crest Super (10%) 102/20/2002Rate 1.82279
Crest Super (8.4%) 8.47/8/2001Rate 1.6722108
Davys Old Wallop (alias) 4.811/3/2007
John Bull Blonde Lager 4.83/27/2004Rate 2.684513
John Bull Premium Ale / Bitter Ale 5.310/13/2001Rate 3.034371
McEwan’s 70 Shilling (Pasteurised) 3.78/21/2000Rate 2.7920106
McEwan’s 80 Shilling (Pasteurised) 4.211/21/2001Rate 2.913867
McEwan’s Amber 4.27/9/2013Rate 2.731438
McEwan’s Best Scotch 3.612/17/2002Rate 2.757
McEwan’s Champion 7.39/26/2001Rate 3.2539271
McEwan’s Champion Whisky Edition 5.811/1/2016Rate 3.487614
McEwan’s Export 4.59/17/2000Rate 2.534245
McEwan’s Gold 4.08/16/2012Rate 2.972
McEwan’s India Pale Ale 4.512/19/2000Rate 2.627419
McEwan’s IPA 4.05/17/2014Rate 2.781842
McEwan’s Lager (Can) 3.65/29/2001Rate 1.973754
McEwan’s Red (Can) 3.67/7/2013Rate 2.792117
McEwan’s Scotch Ale 8.05/6/2000Rate 3.5282996
McEwans Signature 5.27/6/2013Rate 2.841253
Mongoose 5.01/16/2011Rate 2.468739
Wells & Youngs A Good Stuffing 4.512/6/2013Rate 2.893418
Wells & Youngs Odd Ale (alias) 4.06/3/2012
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Bottle) 5.23/25/2002Rate 2.97281500
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Cask) 4.58/12/2003Rate 2.954550
Wells Birthday Beer 4.56/4/2016Rate 2.831
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Bottle) 4.74/10/2007Rate 2.8325193
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Cask) 4.711/28/2008Rate 2.833056
Wells Bombardier Colonel’s Reserve 5.29/13/2016Rate 2.812
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Bottle) 4.71/12/2001Rate 3.24851169
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Can & Keg) 4.37/2/2015Rate 3.199326
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Cask) 4.17/16/2002Rate 3.0775279
Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice 6.08/9/2013Rate 3.175050
Wells Bombardier Satanic Mills 5.03/31/2007Rate 3.23873
Wells Bombardier’s Spring Campaign 4.24/2/2013Rate 2.81
Wells Bowman Stout (Bottle) 5.210/6/2003Rate 3.295571
Wells Bowman Stout (Cask) 5.010/6/2003Rate 2.863
Wells Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager 4.74/16/2015Rate 3.2110053
Wells Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA 5.212/20/2015Rate 2.992242
Wells Christmas Cheer (Cask) 5.512/27/2004Rate 2.835
Wells Diamond Jubilee 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 2.7219
Wells Eagle IPA (Cask) 3.65/18/2001Rate 2.66976
Wells Eagle IPA (5%) 5.05/20/2001Rate 2.531178
Wells Eagle IPA (Bottle) 3.612/14/2011Rate 2.82424
Wells Eagle Smooth 3.68/7/2000Rate 2.4129
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 2.893911
Wells John Bull Finest Bitter / Ale 4.84/3/2006Rate 2.8615125
Wells Josephine Grimbleys Strong Ale 5.01/17/2001Rate 2.482
Wells Lager 5.01/17/2001Rate 2.529161
Wells Lock Stock and Barrel (Cask) 4.310/1/2003Rate 2.592
Wells Ma’am 4.35/11/2016Rate 2.98
Wells Manchester United Lager 5.01/18/2001Rate 2.463
Wells Naked Gold 4.19/30/2011Rate 2.763311
Wells Poppy 3.610/31/2015Rate 2.895
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale 5.010/26/2013Rate 3.0949389
Wells Summer Solstice (Cask) 4.16/25/2002Rate 2.782320
Wells Try Time 3.68/17/2015Rate 2.751511
Wells Waggledance (Bottle) 5.08/20/2008Rate 2.7320151
Wells Waggledance (Cask) 4.07/29/2002Rate 2.72179
Wells Wonderful Wallop 4.55/19/2016Rate 3.023
Young’s 1831 Anniversary Ale 4.19/20/2011Rate 2.73
Young’s All Ale the Queen 4.56/15/2016Rate 2.882
Young’s Autumn Gold 4.11/5/2017Rate 2.851
Young’s Bitter (Bottle conditioned - 4.5%) 4.55/29/2009Rate 3.0877137
Young’s Bitter (Bottle) 3.75/25/2000Rate 2.936127
Young’s Bitter (Cask) 3.711/17/2000Rate 3.0259206
Young’s Blonde 4.25/18/2014Rate 2.893810
Young’s Camden Cracker 4.512/14/2013Rate 2.81
Young’s Champion 5.08/3/2003Rate 3.0477111
Young’s Christmas Ale (Cask) 4.312/10/2004Rate 2.995231
Young’s Christmas Pudding Ale 5.511/15/2002Rate 2.9526152
Young’s Deer Goggles 4.512/19/2015Rate 2.961
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 5.27/23/2000Rate 3.74993772
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Cask) 5.22/23/2003Rate 3.639640
Young’s Duke’s Own Christmas Ale (alias) 4.512/13/2016
Young’s Hummingbird 4.27/20/2013Rate 3.015159
Young’s Jubilee Ale 4.05/27/2012Rate 2.745
Young’s Light Ale 3.29/19/2002Rate 2.38278
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Bottle) 4.84/30/2008Rate 2.9544163
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Cask) 4.07/16/2009Rate 2.8736108
Young’s London IPA 4.56/30/2016Rate 3.055
Young’s London Porter 4.22/3/2012Rate 3.396814
Young’s London Stout 4.35/10/2014Rate 3.376586
Young’s Oatmeal Stout (London Stout) 5.211/8/2000Rate 3.52891030
Young’s Old Nick 7.25/6/2000Rate 3.5769783
Young’s Prince of Ales 4.84/28/2011Rate 2.773
Young’s Ram Rod (Cask) 5.010/7/2004Rate 3.16130
Young’s Ram Rod (Pasteurised) 5.09/15/2000Rate 3.1675377
Young’s Ruby Star 5.511/4/2006Rate 3.279028
Young’s Special 4.65/24/2000Rate 3.136398
Young’s Special (Cask) 4.51/13/2002Rate 3.0260185
Young’s Special London Ale 6.410/23/2000Rate 3.52961001
Young’s St Georges Ale 5.211/27/2001Rate 3.1266257
Young’s St Georges Ale (Cask) 4.35/17/2004Rate 2.934330
Young’s Sundown 4.110/5/2012Rate 2.72
Young’s Super Ale 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) 4.06/20/2000Rate 2.828299
Young’s Winter Warmer (Bottle) 5.06/20/2000Rate 3.1465484
Young’s Winter Warmer (Cask) 5.012/2/2000Rate 3.1950126
Younger’s Abbey Ale 6.09/11/2016Rate 0
Younger’s Best 3.18/10/2009Rate 2.836
Younger’s Draught Tavern Bitter 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 2.42223
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 2.721315
McEwan’s 70 Shilling (Cask) 3.72/23/2002Rate 2.54516
McEwan’s 80 Shilling (Cask) 4.21/4/2001Rate 2.94125
Cobra Bite with Apple
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.39/20/2007Rate 2.021616
Cobra Bite with Blood Orange
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.36/7/2007Rate 2.021618
Cobra Bite with Lemongrass
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.36/7/2007Rate 2.05716
Cobra Bite with Sweet Lime
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.39/20/2007Rate 2.021819
Cobra Light
Brewed by/for Cobra Beer
4.310/18/2005Rate 1.65723
Cobra Silver Label
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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