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Charles Wells Ltd

AddressCharles Wells Ltd
The Eagle Brewery
Havelock Street
MK40 4LU
PhoneLandline: 01234 272766
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Charles Wells acquired a brewery, built in Horne Lane, Bedford in 1816, in 1875. Moved to their current location in 1976. The brewery at this time was the largest family-owned brewery in Britain. Announced in May 2006 that production would transfer to a new company, of which a 60% share will be owned, formed by a merger with Young & Co's Brewery PLC to become Eagle Brewery. The deal went started on 1st October 2006, since when Wells beers have been brewed for them by Wells & Young's on what was Wells plant. Wells is now a pub-owning company only and does not brew. The brewery was then taken over by Marston's Beer Company Limited, with the original brewery becoming Eagle Brewery, although Charles Wells beers moved to a new brewery at Brewpoint in Autumn 2021.

Beers Brewed

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Last Checked : 12th July 2023 by RP

Last Updated : 2nd October 2020 by RP