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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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Employer of the Year Award

Super proud to have won the ‘Employer of the Year’ award at the Niche Business Awards.

2023
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Award Winning Beers

We've won the double!

Proud to have won GOLD for our American IPA and Tiger at the British Bottlers Institute.

2023
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Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Interview Techniques

The Leicestershire Cares 2023 Awards evening celebrates all of the work they do for our community throughout the year. It was a pleasure to be in a room with many local businesses like us that support them with volunteering in various ways.

This year, we were nominated for three awards and walked away with the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Interview Techniques' ⭐ which we are really proud of!

2023
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Award Winning Beers

We are so pleased to have won the Silver Award at The International Beer Challenge for Old Original and Tiger.

2023
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4th October - Store Design of the Year Award!

We won the Store Design of the year for our shop at the POPAI UK & Ireland awards. Thanks to the Hollogram team, who designed and implemented the shop and helped us bring it to life, complete with Barrel Van!

2022
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Julian Everard

Julian Everard, is the son of Richard Everard and is the sixth generation, to chair the business.

Julian brings a wealth of experience, having an MBA from the London Business School and from his previous role at Bain & Company. He has been a Non-Executive Director since 2017 and has worked actively in the business as a key member of our Leadership Team since 2020.

2022
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Enterprising Women Diversity Champion Award Winners!

30th September - We were delighted to win the Enterprising Women Diversity Champion accolade.

We’re proud to have such a diverse team around us whether that’s working at Everards, running their own pub business with us and in our local community within the businesses and causes we partner with.

Stephen Gould accepted the award on behalf of the whole Everards team.

2022
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August 2022 - Tiger turns 50!

Launched in 1972, the first barrels of Everards Tiger ale were delivered to pubs. The branding depicted a bright modern image which symbolised the progressive and confident mood of Everards at the start of a new decade. Brewed exclusively for our own pub estate of over 150 pubs and our prestigious partners including our local rugby club, the Leicester Tigers, Tiger really is a special beer.

We look forward to another 50 years of producing Tiger

2022
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ProCon Award for Everards Meadows

Everards Meadows Phase 1B is the third phase of Everards’ ambitious relocation strategy to create a viable and vibrant destination.

Thanks to our contractors Kier Construction we won in the 'Large Non-Residential' category.

Phase 1B was the design and construction of Everards’ new headquarters building, its new brewery, beer hall, shop and offices, as well as extensive soft landscaping, tree planting and cycle and pedestrian paths to link this phase of the development to the cycle routes and bridge created in Phase 1A.

It is a pioneering mixed-use scheme, combining leisure, commercial, industrial, process and manufacturing and retail elements with a focus on the customer experience.

2021
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3rd June - Our Beer Hall opens its doors to the public!

The Beer Hall is now open, serving delicious food and great beer in the beautiful surroundings of Everards Meadows.

2021
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6th May - Our new shop opens its doors to the public

Open for customers to stock up on their favourite Everards beers and limited-edition brews, as well as local gins, gifts and much more.

2021
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22nd June - Everards Meadows opens to the public.

The Beautiful Everards Meadows is now open, come along and discover the 70 acres of beautiful green meadows, with cycling and pedestrian walkways that connect to Route 6 on the National Cycle Network. You can hire a bike or relax in the bright and spacious Jenno's Coffee House with a lovely coffee and some delicious cake!

2019
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Everards Meadows Brewery

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
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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 whilst we planned the Everards Meadows development.

2017
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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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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 Everards is the fifth generation of the Everard family to lead Everards. Chairman since the late 1980s, Richard moved into the role of President in 2022. Richard does a lot of work with the local community in Civic roles, business roles and in the voluntary sector. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1997, High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 2002, Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers in 2004 and served as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 2003-2013. He holds Patron or President roles for numerous local causes including Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Warning Zone and Prost Aid. He was recognised with an OBE in 2011 in recognition of these roles.

1988
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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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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

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, fourth generation, takes over the business

1949
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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 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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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

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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The purchase of our first pubs

The first Everards pubs are bought in Leicestershire.

1862
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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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