Founded in 1831. Brewing ceased in October 2006 following the formation of the Wells & Youngs brewing company and the transfer of production to Bedford. Youngs continues to operate as a pub operating company. In 2011 Youngs sold its stake in Wells & Youngs to Charles Wells. In early 2015, Charles Wells changed the name of all of its operations back to the original Charles Wells name and Wells & Youngs ceased to exist. Currently (2015) Young’s branded beers are prodced for the Young’s pub company under a rolling contract. It is not entirely clear who the ultimate owner of the Young’s beer brands is so the beers remain listed under Charles Wells for the time being.