We’ve been around since 1849 when our founder, William Everard, purchased a brewery in the heart of Leicester. Today, over 165 years later, we are proud to be investing in our home county with the development of Everards Meadows and look forward to creating a new home for the next chapter of our story. Still independent and family-owned, the business will soon be welcoming the sixth generation of the Everard family.
We’re best known for our pubs and beers, but we also get involved in many other projects, all with one key theme – building relationships with business owners and communities.
We own over 175 pubs across the Midlands which are all run as independent tenancies.
Having re-branded our beers and their pump clips in 2016, we are extremely proud of our award-winning designs that shout about our heritage and tell the story of the beers and the story behind their names within their design.
We are extremely proud to receive special permission from the Colonels of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment to use their laurels on our Tiger logo. The regiment were nicknamed ‘The Tigers’ in 1825 following long service in India and is how our Tiger got its name.
For the full story behind our beers, visit the Everards website.
Still brewing strong
As you read this article, we will have moved from our home at Castle Acres next to Fosse Shopping Park into a new warehouse and office premises in Glenfield, Leicestershire, which means – for those observant folk – that we will no longer have our own brewery.
The future is exciting for us and we are happy our customers will be joining us on our journey.
Helping us out with the brewing process whilst our new brewery is being built are two fantastic breweries that we have gotten to know very well over the last 18 months or so; Robinsons of Stockport and Joules of Market Drayton.
We considered a few partners along the way but these two stood out and fitted the bill in terms of their brewery and working style. Unlike “contract brewing” where beer is handed over to be brewed by others this is a collaborative approach with our brewing team, our unique yeast, our beers brewed to our specification and checked by us. In fact, the only difference is the location.
Both brewers have worked brilliantly with our brewing team, welcoming us and working together to brew our beers at their breweries. We’ve all learned a lot along the way and look forward to continuing this approach throughout the time we are working together to brew.
So, you’ll be happy to hear you can still get your great tasting Everards beers down your local just as before and we look forward to sharing any new brewery news with you as and when it unfolds.
Everards Meadows will be the new home for our brewery and offices. An exciting development, opening up green space close to Junction 21 of the M1. Alongside this will be a café/bar and restaurant to cater for the needs of visitors and a Cycle Centre which will make Everards Meadows a destination for all sorts of people and occasions. The site is well located close to the road network, with a link to the national sustrans pedestrian and cycleway enabling easy travel into the City of Leicester and it’s close to the Fosse Park retail centre which is also due to expand.
This will be a vibrant development with immediate opportunities including the cafe/bar, a restaurant and five food and drink kiosks. We see Everards Meadows becoming home for a community of business owners and being a progressive destination for fantastic food and drink all with the backdrop of beautiful green space.
Find out more and keep up to date at www.everards.co.uk