Bedfordshire

Government announcement: eight more regions are to be added to tier three with just three areas moving down tiers

Thousands more pubs plunged into tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Many more pubs will be forced to close for Christmas, with the exception of offering takeaways, as eight more regions are moved into tier three.

Success: (l-r) British Institute of Innkeeping CEO Mike Clist; Durham BBN scheme police constable Lee Jackson; BBN scheme co-ordinator Carol Feenan; and Diageo head of alcohol in society Mark Baird

Best Bar None winners unveiled

By Michelle Perrett

Durham won the top accolade as it was crowned best overall scheme at the Best Bar None (BBN) awards event at the House of Lords last night (1 February).

Charles Wells: six pubs for sale

Charles Wells puts six pubs on market

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Bedfordshire brewer and pub operator Charles Wells has placed a portfolio of six freeholds on the market. The sale of the pubs is understood to be...

Knife and Cleaver: currently closed

Charles Wells buys first pub in 18 months

By Lesley Foottit

Charles Wells has acquired its first pub since summer 2009 — the Knife and Cleaver in Bedfordshire. The Houghton Conquest 17th century pub will...