Bedford’s brewing family are excited to welcome guests inside for the full Brewpoint experience!
145 years of progressive brewing culminate in the opening of Bedford’s newest visitor attraction this week as Wells & Co. celebrate the opening of Brewpoint, a brewery, shop, eating and gathering hub built on five generations of craft beer.
Construction on the new site in Fairhill began in the summer of 2019 and progressed well despite the obvious stumbling block that Covid-19 presented the following year. Whilst a large proportion of the UK’s working population– including every pub in the Wells & Co. estate – were forced to down tools, construction sites remained an exception, and the Brewpoint build team forged ahead.
In autumn 2020 Brewpoint’s external garden area was transformed into a Covid-safe pop-up bar; the result, ‘A Taste of Brewpoint’, did exactly what it said on the tin. Visitors enjoyed a real flavour of Wells & Co.’s new home thanks to the ground-breaking beers, delicious food, retail opportunities and entertainment on offer, whetting appetites for the opening of the building’s interior this spring in line with government guidelines. From printing supplies and signage to coffee beans, the Wells & Co. team are working with local suppliers wherever possible, placing Brewpoint at the heart of its local community.
Peter Wells, Group Manager Director for Wells & Co., picks up the story:
“Necessity is the mother of invention. I’m truly proud of the way that our fifth-generation family business has rolled with the punches over the past twelve months, finding innovative ways to bring Brewpoint’s spirit to life ahead of its grand opening this week. We’ve created an entirely new range of Brewpoint beers, shared the excitement with beer fans via online tasting sessions and got our new brews into their hands by fast-tracking the development of our online shop. Our ‘A Taste of Brewpoint’ bar saw Bedford locals enjoy a safe return to the great pub experience they’d missed so sorely for the bulk of 2020. We now couldn’t be more excited to welcome everyone inside our beautiful new home to enjoy all that Brewpoint has to offer.”
Tables are available to book now at www.brewpoint.co.uk; visitors can look forward to a freshly crafted restaurant menu, an ever-evolving selection of pioneering beers and a wide range of unique Brewpoint merchandise to take their pick from.
More will follow this summer – brewery tours being a particular highlight – as soon as government guidelines permit.
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