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15th October 2021

Wells & Co scores big in the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Awards 2021

The Devonshire Arms winning landlord Ronnie Toms and landlady Rebecca Toms

Fifth-generation Bedford based family business Wells & Co has scored big in the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Awards 2021, with three of its pubs taking home a winning title!  

The annual Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) awards, run by the organisation chooses the best pubs in the area in various categories, to help encourage better beer quality and pub experiences for their customers. The pubs which picked up awards are The Devonshire Arms, named Pub of the Year for the second year running, newly reopened The Gordon Arms picking up Most Improved Pub and The White Horse winning the Community Pub of the Year award.

 Rebecca Toms, Landlady, The Devonshire Arms said “We are absolutely over the moon to have won CAMRA North Beds Pub of the Year 2021!  As a real ale “boozer” it’s an excellent award for us to win and we’re delighted to have won for a second year running.

We would like to thank our lovely staff for all their hard work and commitment, and of course our equally lovely customers, who we cannot thank enough for their loyalty, generosity, and good humour throughout what has been the most difficult year for everyone. Opening up under restrictions was a whole new world, and certainly taught us how to think outside the box to make it work.”

Notes to editor:

Wells & Co. was founded in 1876 and is an independent, family-owned business with an estate of 190 pubs in the UK and 17 in France.   In June 2017, Wells & Co. sold its brewery on Havelock Street and most of its brands to Marston’s PLC.

Press release from Wells & Co.