Charles Wells

Commercial Brewery
Brewer rating: 95/100 18842 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
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 2.9821263
Charles Wells Bombardier Pale Ale 3.611/18/2016Rate 2.941
Courage Best Bitter (Bottle/Can/Keg) 3.812/2/2001Rate 2.48380
Courage Best Bitter (Cask) 4.010/10/2001Rate 2.711141
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 2.8919183
Courage Light Ale 3.29/23/2002Rate 2.32146
Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 1010/4/2011Rate 3.8586542
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 2.914066
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 3.2540267
McEwan’s Champion Whisky Edition 5.811/1/2016Rate 3.476
McEwan’s Export 4.59/17/2000Rate 2.534240
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 2.781838
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 3.5283992
McEwans Signature 5.27/6/2013Rate 2.841352
Mongoose 5.01/16/2011Rate 2.468739
Wells & Youngs A Good Stuffing 4.512/6/2013Rate 2.873217
Wells & Youngs Odd Ale (alias) 4.06/3/2012
Wells Banana Bread Beer (Bottle) 5.23/25/2002Rate 2.97291489
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 2.8326192
Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (Cask) 4.711/28/2008Rate 2.823055
Wells Bombardier Colonel’s Reserve 5.29/13/2016Rate 2.71
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Bottle) 4.71/12/2001Rate 3.24851161
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Can & Keg) 4.37/2/2015Rate 3.179123
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Cask) 4.17/16/2002Rate 3.0777277
Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice 6.08/9/2013Rate 3.175050
Wells Bombardier Satanic Mills 5.03/31/2007Rate 3.184272
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 3.139930
Wells Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA 5.212/20/2015Rate 3.012334
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 2.681175
Wells Eagle IPA (5%) 5.05/20/2001Rate 2.531176
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 2.8616124
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 3.0849381
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 2.7421149
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 Bitter (Bottle conditioned - 4.5%) 4.55/29/2009Rate 3.0877137
Young’s Bitter (Bottle) 3.75/25/2000Rate 2.937126
Young’s Bitter (Cask) 3.711/17/2000Rate 3.0260205
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 2.9527151
Young’s Deer Goggles 4.512/19/2015Rate 2.961
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 5.27/23/2000Rate 3.74993752
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Cask) 5.22/23/2003Rate 3.639640
Young’s Hummingbird 4.27/20/2013Rate 34957
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 2.9443159
Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Cask) 4.07/16/2009Rate 2.8736108
Young’s London IPA 4.56/30/2016Rate 3.074
Young’s London Porter 4.22/3/2012Rate 3.396814
Young’s London Stout 4.35/10/2014Rate 3.386876
Young’s Oatmeal Stout (London Stout) 5.211/8/2000Rate 3.52891029
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 3.0259183
Young’s Special London Ale 6.410/23/2000Rate 3.5397994
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 3.1470483
Young’s Winter Warmer (Cask) 5.012/2/2000Rate 3.253122
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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