Bedford-based brewer Charles Wells is a step closer to realising its ambition of a new £13 million
brewery complex with the news that its planning application has been approved by Bedford Borough
Council’s planning committee.
Work will begin in August at the Fairhill site, just off the A6 in Bedford, on its new 30,000 hectolitre
brewery, which should be operational by summer 2019.
“As well as producing our heritage beers, Charlie Wells and John Bull, this new brewery will allow us to meet the changing tastes of the nation’s beer drinkers, by developing a new range of beers in a smaller, more artisanal brewing environment than our previous facility,” said Peter Wells, commercial director at Charles Wells.
“We’ve listened to our Pub Partners and loyal customers, and introduced initiatives such as the
Wandering Brewer project, which sees our head brewer collaborating with some of the most innovative
young brewers around the country. This new facility will enable us to be more agile, producing beers that
customers in our 200-plus pubs want to explore and drink.”