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Our story

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 ...

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Everards Optimus POint

On the move

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 . 

2017
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Everards Meadows

Everards Meadows

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
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Everards Bottled Beers

Award Winning Beers

We are so pleased to have won gold, silver and bronze awards at The International Beer Challenge

http://www.internationalbeerchallenge.com/winners

for our beers and their design! 

We had further success at the British Bottlers Institute winning gold and silver  again for design and taste!

2017
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Publican Award

Pub Company of the Year

The business is rewarded the ‘”Publican Pub Company of the Year” award for the 4th time! 

2017
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Bill Squires Award

Bill Squires Award

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.

2014
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Publican Award 2007

Pub Company of the Year

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
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150th Anniversary

Everards celebrates its 150th Anniversary.

1999
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Castle Acres

New home at Castle Acres

Castle Acres Brewery in Leicestershire is opened.

1985
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Richard Everard

Richard Everard OBE DL becomes Chairman

Richard Everard becomes Chairman of Everards Brewery and the business is now in its fifth generation of the family.

1988
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tiger

Tiger is born

The iconic Tiger is launched to create a distinctive presence on the bar.  Tiger is still the brewery’s most popular ale today.

1972
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Friendly Inns

Everards “Friendly Inns”

Everards “Friendly Inns” idea made pubs much more welcoming for the whole community.

1960's
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Quarter Century Club 2017

Quarter Century Club

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 years

1950
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Tony Everard

Tony Everard

Tony Everard, fourth generation, takes over the business

1949
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Southgate Street Brewery

Southgate Street Brewery

Southgate Street Brewery in Leicester becomes the packaging and distribution centre for the business.  All brewing moves to the Tiger Brewery.

1931
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Sir Lindsay Everard

Sir Lindsay Everard J.P., D.L , M.P

Sir Lindsay Everard, third generation, takes over the business.

1925
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Tiger Brewery

Sole ownership

The Everard family take sole ownership of the business

1899
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Tiger

Tiger Brewery

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
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Burton Bridge Brewery

The Bridge Brewery

The Bridge Brewery in Burton upon Trent is leased.

1892
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Thomas Everard

Thomas Everard J.P., D.L.

Thomas Everard, son of William, takes over the business.

1892
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Southgate Street Brewery

Southgate Street Brewery

A modern new brewery is built on the Southgate Street site which is designed by William’s nephew, architect John Everard.

1875
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Everards first pubs

The first Everards pubs

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
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Everards Deeds

A new venture

William Everard and Thomas Hull venture into brewing by purchasing Wilmot & Co’s brewery on Southgate Street, in the heart of Leicester.

1849
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