Good position: Charles Wells is set for its next chapter

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Charles Wells reveals estate expansion and brewery details

By Nicholas Robinson

After selling its brewery and several key brands for £55m to Marston’s last year, Charles Wells is setting its sights on the future with pub acquisitions and the rollout of new beers from a modern brewery.

Undervalued: The price of cask beer rarely reflects its premium nature

Cask Beer: solving the problem of price

By James Beeson

Real ale is a uniquely British phenomenon, but the price of cask rarely reflects its premium nature. What can operators, brewers and other industry figures do to ensure that it remains the point of difference in the Great British pub?

New brews: Peter Wells of Charles Wells announces new brewery

Charles Wells announces new brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewer and pub operator Charles Wells will build a 30,000hl brewery, worth £13m, in Bedford, after selling its Eagle Brewery to Marston’s in a £55m deal last May.

Awards success: London's Fourpure Brewing Co won brewery of the year at last year's SIBA BeerX

SIBA Business Awards 2018 finalists revealed

By James Beeson

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as finalists in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on 14 March at BeerX in Liverpool.