Charles Wells (Marston’s)

Commercial Brewery
Brewer rating: 98/100 19217 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 (Young’s), Rose & Crown (Young’s), 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), Station Tavern (Young’s)
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. May 2017 the company, apart from the pub estate was bought by Marstons
 
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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 2.9619265
Charles Wells Bombardier Glorious English Ale (alias) 5.23/27/2017
Charles Wells Bombardier Pale Ale 3.611/18/2016Rate 2.95
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 2.9121357
Courage Directors (Cask) 4.83/9/2001Rate 2.8918185
Courage Light Ale 3.29/23/2002Rate 2.32146
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 1010/4/2011Rate 3.8485550
Crest Pilsner / Export (alias) 5.04/3/2004
Crest Super (10%) 102/20/2002Rate 1.82280
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 3.034372
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 3.2539280
McEwan’s Champion Whisky Edition 5.811/1/2016Rate 3.46222
McEwan’s Export 4.59/17/2000Rate 2.544250
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 2.781843
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 3.52821002
McEwans Signature 5.27/6/2013Rate 2.841253
Mongoose 5.01/16/2011Rate 2.468741
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 2.97281510
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Cask) 4.58/12/2003Rate 2.944351
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 2.843158
Wells Bombardier Colonel’s Reserve 5.29/13/2016Rate 3.054
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Bottle) 4.71/12/2001Rate 3.24841177
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Can & Keg) 4.37/2/2015Rate 3.29429
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Cask) 4.17/16/2002Rate 3.0775281
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 3.1810074
Wells Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA 5.212/20/2015Rate 2.951858
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 2.75110
Wells Eagle IPA (Cask) 3.65/18/2001Rate 2.67977
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 2.46310
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 2.91399
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 3.0949394
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 2.7320156
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 3.0672144
Young’s Bitter (Bottle) 3.75/25/2000Rate 2.937128
Young’s Bitter (Cask) 3.711/17/2000Rate 3.0156209
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 3.74993809
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Cask) 5.22/23/2003Rate 3.629643
Young’s Duke’s Own Christmas Ale (alias) 4.512/13/2016
Young’s Hummingbird 4.27/20/2013Rate 3.025262
Young’s Jubilee Ale 4.05/27/2012Rate 2.745
Young’s Light Ale 3.29/19/2002Rate 2.39279
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Bottle) 4.84/30/2008Rate 2.9544164
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 3.365895
Young’s Oatmeal Stout (London Stout) 5.211/8/2000Rate 3.52891035
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 3.0258187
Young’s Special London Ale 6.410/23/2000Rate 3.52961012
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 2.02419
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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