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Brewery Visit

Twenty one members recently took a coach trip to the Charles Wells Brewery in Bedford, although both the journey there, during the evening "rush-hour" and the return took three and a half and two and a half hours, respectively the tour of the brewery, the meal provided and the chance to sample some of their 27 beer products were much enjoyed by all.

The tour was conducted by Martin their production manager, master brewer, who provided an interesting, educating and comical presentation via a closed circuit audio system to headsets, along with head protection and high-vis-jackets,  worn by the members.

The statistics of this family run business, the UK's largest independent brewing company, are staggering.  You would need to drink four cans every day for a year, without exception, to consume one hour of their canning production which runs continuously for 17 hours, for just one of their beers.

Our sincere thanks to Martin and Alison Penn, their local rep who looks after us, for organising the visit and for providing the photographs.

It is hoped there will be another opportunity next year for other members to enjoy this trip but we shall have to await for an invitation from the brewery.

However perhaps there might be other coach trips that members would like us to arrange?

No that's not the coach

No that's not the coach!

This was the coach.

The Eagle Centre where we were greeted by Martin and Alison with a drink and had a meal after the tour.

Outside the offices where martin explained about the energy centre where the power for the site, steam, hot water, etc is created and pointed out the pipe that brings the water from their own bore hole 2.5Km away.


St George's Day

St George's Day is celebrated every year, on the 23rd April, with club members enjoying a Fish & Chip lunch followed by an old-time sing-along.

Armistice Day


Armistice Day is commemorated every year with club members holding their own Service of Remembrance commencing at 11am on the same Sunday of the official service held at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall.

Next floor the Control Room.

In the control room where Martin explained the brewing process and the ingredients used.

The bottling line.

The Keg line.

2020 Dates

Armistice Day

Sadly this year Armistice day will not be going ahead on Sunday 8th November.

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