It's been some journey! Read all about Everards key moments from our founder William Everard setting up our first brewery to the exciting development of Everards Meadows, and everything in between ...
Richard Everard with son Julian and daughter Charlotte in February this year as they attend the ground breaking ceremony for our new brewery at Everards Meadows taking us one step closer to brewing back in Leicester again!2019
We are now based at Optimus Point in Glenfield. This is the new home of our logistics centre and the temporary home of our whole team while we plan the Everards Meadows development .
We moved from Castle Acres in 2017 and are working on our new home at Everards Meadows. Set in 85 acres of green space, Everards Meadows will feature a cycle centre and cafe as well as our offices and shop.2017
We are so pleased to have won gold, silver and bronze awards at The International Beer Challenge
for our beers and their design!
We had further success at the British Bottlers Institute winning gold and silver again for design and taste!
The business is rewarded the ‘”Publican Pub Company of the Year” award for the 4th time!
In recognition of its commitment to pubs, CAMRA recognise the business with the “Bill Squires Award” which was last given out 10 years prior making it a rare privilege.
For the first time, the business is awarded the “Publican Pub Company of the Year” Award, a highly respected accolade which it would also go on to win in 2008, 2010 and 2013.2007
Everards celebrates its 150th Anniversary.1999
Castle Acres Brewery in Leicestershire is opened.1985
Richard Everard becomes Chairman of Everards Brewery and the business is now in its fifth generation of the family.1988
The iconic Tiger is launched to create a distinctive presence on the bar. Tiger is still the brewery’s most popular ale today.1972
Everards “Friendly Inns” idea made pubs much more welcoming for the whole community.1960's
Everards Quarter Century Club is formed. Still a key feature of the business today, it recognises people who have worked for Everards for over 25 years1950
Tony Everard, fourth generation, takes over the business1949
Southgate Street Brewery in Leicester becomes the packaging and distribution centre for the business. All brewing moves to the Tiger Brewery.1931
Sir Lindsay Everard, third generation, takes over the business.1925
The Everard family take sole ownership of the business1899
To keep up with demand, the Trent Brewery also in Burton on Trent is leased. This is later renamed the Tiger Brewery following purchase of the freehold in 1901.1898
The Bridge Brewery in Burton upon Trent is leased.1892
Thomas Everard, son of William, takes over the business.1892
A modern new brewery is built on the Southgate Street site which is designed by William’s nephew, architect John Everard.1875
The first Everards pubs are bought – The Elephant & Castle in Thurlaston and The Old White Swan in Newbold Verdon – both still Everards pubs today.1862
William Everard and Thomas Hull venture into brewing by purchasing Wilmot & Co’s brewery on Southgate Street, in the heart of Leicester.1849