Our History

W.H.JONES was established in 1908 as a Guinness bottling plant and distributor, and continued on these lines until bottling beer was centralised in the 1970’s, when the Jones family began wholesaling beer and soft drinks on a more specialised basis.

Beer wholesaling and more specifically, Guinness wholesaling kept the Jones family busy and happy for several generations until eventually selling up to their local Guinness representative in 1981 – a charming and handsome young chap by the name of Peter Aston. (who wrote this?)

After a short while it was decided to “alter” the company name, as initial ‘W’ in the Jones section of the directory didn’t hold any advantages, and Aston Jones was born.

In 1994, when Mr Aston’s younger daughter married, the son-in-law crept quietly through the business’s back door, un-noticed, and within a few years was offered a partnership. (Lord knows why!)

In September 2003, the decision was taken to move from the historic and romantic setting of Ryeland Street in Shotton to Llay Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Wrexham. A more spacious and practical environment has now helped us to move onwards and upwards, and provide excellent products and services to a wider and most appreciative audience.

Despite frequent “contributions” from Mr (& Mrs) Aston, Angus Smellie (the son-in-law) now holds some form of control over three other colleagues, and the result is a local, friendly business, which endeavours to emphasize service as well as value.

At Aston Jones, our priorities are quality products and quality service.

With a trading history spanning over 100 years in the drinks industry, we feel that good customer service is as important now as it ever was. Our product range is carefully selected to provide a good cross-section of wines from across the world without being too many offering too much choice and without the substantial overheads of a retail shop our wholesale prices should help the wine taste all the better!