Everards Ltd

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The Southgate brewery in Leicester
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The former King William IV, Enderby, Leics

Everard's Brewery Ltd, Everards Meadows, Cooper Way, Enderby, District of Blaby, Leicestershire LE19 2AN

Still brewing independently. The new brewery at Everards Meadows opened in 2021. Apart from the main brewery, there is a small pilot brewery, The 'Beer Hall' pub-restaurant, a shop, coffee shop and cycling centre. The site is extensive, and there are walks and cycle paths within the adjacent riverside meadows.

Former sites:

  • Southgate Street, Leicester
  • Bridge Brewery, Burton-upon-Trent
  • Trent Brewery, Burton-upon-Trent
  • Castle Acres, Everard Way, Enderby, District of Blaby, Leicestershire


Founded in 1849 when Thomas Hull and William Everard leased the brewery in Southgate Street, Leicester. See: Everards Southgate Brewery.

In 1893, they acquired the Bridge Brewery, Burton-upon-Trent from Henry Boddington & Co. Ltd. This was originally built as a warehouse in 1783 and was converted into a brewery in 1865. Everards closed the Bridge Brewery in June 1898, having established themselves at the Trent Brewery. The building still stands off the Trent Bridge. As the Bridge Brewery proved to be too small for the firm's output, in February 1898 they leased the Trent Brewery in Anglesey Road from the Trent Brewery Co. Ltd (in liquidation).

Registered 1925 as W Everard & Co Ltd. The Southgate Brewery brewery closed in 1931-1932 and was converted into a distribution centre. All brewing was now concentrated at the Trent Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent. Public company registered as Everard's Brewery Ltd in October 1936.

The Trent Brewery was renamed the Tiger Brewery in about 1970 but was closed in 1983. It became Heritage Brewery Ltd (Burton). In 1985, the Castle Acres brewery in Narborough, near Leicester, was established. For some years, three of the brewery's ales were contract-brewed by Whitbreads and the Burton Heritage brewery, but eventually all brands were brewed at Castle Acres. Brewing at Castle Acres ceased in 2017, and the brewery has been demolished, to be replaced by a new retail park. For about 4 years, Everard's beers were then contract-brewed elsewhere, but in 2021 the new brewery at 'Everards Meadows' was opened.

Between 1983 and 1986, Everards established the Falkland Islands (Everards) Brewery to brew 'Penguin Ale'.


The new brewery at Everards Meadows:


The Bridge Brewery, Burton:


The Trent Brewery, Burton:


Castle Acres:


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