Little Gems Country Dining, the pub operator owned by Steve Wilkins, has acquired its third pub. It has taken on the Charles Wells owned Park in Bedford and the site is currently undergoing a £75,000 refurbishment. Little Gems has taken a 15-year lease on the site. Last year Wilkins led a financial restructuring of the group which also runs The Howard Arms in Ilmington in Warwickshire and The Swan in Milton Keynes village.