Everards Meadows

Everards Meadows

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Everards Meadows

With 175 pubs around Leicestershire serving their range of beer, Everards are part of the fabric of Leicester. Visit their brewery to experience the brewing process and try a pint of the famous Tiger bitter plus some great food. You can then explore the nearby 70 acre Everards Meadows.

Everard’s brand new Brewery experience gives you the chance to sample the very best Leicester-made beers while enjoying some fantastic food in their brewery-inspired bar. As you order your drink you will see brewing in action through the large windows.

As well as the great selection of Everard’s beer there is an extensive drinks selection including local spirits and a range of hot drinks. The open kitchen will serve a delicious menu of home-cooked food from full meals to great snacks. You can then go on an up-close brewery tour, take part in tasting sessions, brewing workshops and much more (bookings are required for all of these).

Once you’ve had your fill, pop to the onsite shop where you can take home some of the great selection of Everard’s beers, including limited-edition brews, along with merchandise and great gift ideas. Nearby, you can relax with a coffee from Jennos coffee shop or rent a bike from Rutland Cycling and explore further. The new Everards Meadows allow you to walk or cycle off those calories in 70 acres of beautiful green space winding alongside the River Soar.

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Everards Meadows, Leicestershire, LE19 2AN

Tel: 0116 201 4100

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Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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  • Uncover the story - Few family businesses can hope to keep going, and growing, for 170 years or more but when William Everard started brewing beer in 1849, he was securing the future for at least six generations. <hr> Starting out in Leicester’s Southgate Street, William and business partner Thomas Hull purchased their first pubs in 1862. As they toasted their success, William’s nephew, the architect John Everard, was commissioned to modernise the site, and by the 1880s, pints were being pulled and thirsts quenched in more than 100 Everards-owned pubs. <hr> The brewers moved to Burton-upon-Trent, where the Bridge Brewery and the Trent Brewery joined the family. Renamed the Tiger Brewery, the famous Tiger beer was first pulled through the pumps in 1972. Honouring Royal Leicestershire Regiment, The Tigers, it’s still Everards’ best-known ale. <hr> Not ones to rest on their laurels, a move back to Leicester and advancements in brewing techniques have made Everards the perfect ‘mine host’. Along the way, they acquired more than 175 pubs, some part of the Everards’ family for a century, and some with historic links, including Melton Mowbray’s The Anne of Cleves, gifted by Henry VIII to his fourth queen. <hr> Starting a new era, Everards have once again moved into state-of-the-art premises, at Everards Meadows, where not only can you sup a pint (or any other drink for that matter) but you can choose from an enticing food menu, join a brewery tour and tasting, and – its pièce de résistance – watch the brewing actually taking place. <hr> Everards’ new family home is surrounded by a 70-acre green space connected to the National Cycle Network and pedestrian walkways, and joins Jenno’s Coffee House and Rutland Cycling. These family-run businesses, serving coffee and cake and offering cycles for purchase or hire, help to make Everards Meadows a fantastic destination for a family outing.

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