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26th October 2020

Everards give us a peek inside their new home at Everards Meadows which will create 40 new jobs

Leicestershire based family business Everards will recruit 40 new people to work at their new state-of-the-art brewery, beer hall and shop. The recruitment campaign will begin on the 1st November, but you can register your interest now by emailing or sign up here to be the first to hear about job opportunities from Everards.

Here’s a first glimpse of their new Everards Meadows home which opens Spring 2021.

Today, Everards have revealed visuals showing the inside of their fantastic new home showcasing the exciting hospitality space they bring to Leicestershire together with new job opportunities. They opened their Everards Meadows site in Summer 2019 and will now be joining Jenno’s Coffee House and Rutland Cycling at this food, drink and leisure destination just off junction 21 of the M1, opposite Fosse Park. Set in 70 acres of green space, Customers will be able to eat, drink, shop and take a tour their new brewery, with more brewing experiences coming late in 2021 including the opportunity to brew your own beer.

“This really is an exciting time for us and the beginning of a brand-new chapter in our 170-year history” shares Richard Everard OBE DL, Chairman. “We are still an independent family business with strong roots in Leicestershire and we are about to move into the sixth generation of the family leading the business as we commence this exciting next chapter.  We look forward to welcoming customers to our new home where they will be able to enjoy fantastic hospitality while overlooking both the wonderful meadows but also our state-of-the-art brewery.  We will be brewing a great range of beers and of course bringing our famous ‘Tiger’ back to Leicestershire!”

Inside their bright and contemporary food and drink space, you can’t miss the long bar lined up with all your Everards favourites brewed right there. In fact, large windows behind the bar enable customers to take in all the brewery action whilst sipping on their favourite tipple.

As well as great beer customers can enjoy 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.

This warm and comfortable space provides a great place for people to meet, eat and drink, whilst taking in all the action of the brewery and great views across the meadows. The state-of-the-art brewery will be kept busy by the brewers creating many innovative new beers alongside favourites which have been enjoyed over the years.

As well as enjoying the food and drink onsite, customers will be able to visit the shop and take home a selection of beers so they can enjoy their favourite beer or a limited-edition brew at home. There will be a wide range of merchandise and great gift ideas – perfect for any beer lover.

Everards have also confirmed that they will be hosting brewery tours, allowing customers to get a behind the scenes look and up-close tour of the brewery, as well as tasting sessions, brewing workshops and many other beer occasions.

Be part of it! 
Everards are a well-established local family business investing in their next chapter with this vibrant space. They bring a unique opportunity to be part of something new and exciting coming to Leicestershire and will soon be looking to recruit 40 people.

Stephen Gould, Managing Director for Everards shared “We will be looking for 40 people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, to join us in a variety of roles. We are working with our trusted recruitment partner ER Recruitment who are exclusively managing this recruitment campaign to help find a great team to join us at our new home.”

Eileen Richards MBE, Managing Director for ER Recruitment said “We are really excited to be working on this fantastic campaign. Everards Meadows is going to be something everyone will want to experience. Everards recruit amazing people and are certainly recognised as an Employer of Choice that people want to work with. Our businesses share the same values, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Successful businesses develop and maintain strong relationships and truly invest in their people. This is great news for Leicestershire and this industry.”

You will be able to view all vacancies at when the recruitment campaign begins on the 1st November 2020.

To keep up to date on the latest development and job opportunities, sign up to receive Everards email updates here

About Everards Meadows

Everards Meadows is a great place to explore and Everards have opened up their site for the public to use by creating shared pedestrian and cycle pathways and even installing a new bridge over the River Soar to connect the site to the Great Central Way, meaning people can travel from locally and beyond following Route 6 of the National Cycle Network.

This private land was inaccessible for many years and Everards has carefully invested to protect the flora and fauna that lives there but also to create a great place for people to explore. Work on the site also revealed a rare historic find when the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) uncovered a unique iron age bark shield now recorded as ‘The Enderby Shield’. Dating from between 396 and 255 BC, the shield will be celebrated with an onsite replica crafted by locally based sculptor John Sydney Carter FRBS.

Take a look at the latest drone footage here for a view over Everards Meadows and the development of Everards new home.

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Notes to editor:

About Everards:

Everards of Leicestershire is an independent, family business based in Leicestershire. Chairman, Richard Everard OBE DL is the fifth generation of his family to run the business since it was established by William Everard in 1849. Everards are proud to work with lots of local businesses and causes – from Leicester Tigers and Leicester Riders, for which Tiger is the Official Beer, to supporting local charities such as Warning Zone, Age UK and PROSTaid.

About Everards Meadows

Everards Meadow is a food, drink and leisure destination just off junction 21 of the M1, opposite Fosse Park. The site opened in July 2019 and offers 70 acres of green space to explore and is home to Jenno’s Coffee House and Rutland Cycling Leicester. Everards Meadows will also be the new home of Everards state-of-the-art brewery opening Spring 2021.


Tiger Copper Ale (4.2 per cent ABV) is Everards’ most famous beer and is the official beer of Leicester Tigers. On the bar alongside Tiger you will find Golden Hop (3.5 per cent ABV), Beacon Hill (3.8 per cent ABV), Sunchaser (4.0 per cent ABV) and Old Original (5.2 per cent ABV) available in many Everards pubs. In addition, an innovative range of Limited-Edition beers are released throughout the year. Recently the selection included beers such as Small Beer No.1, Amber Ale No.2 and Session IPA No.3, alongside favourites such as Sleighbell and Festive Ale.

Home of Independent Business:

Everards own more than 175 pubs across the Midlands, which are ran as independent businesses. They also work with other independent business owners to help them grow their business and have helped the likes of Jenno’s Coffee House, Loaf and Rustic Crust find great homes for their businesses.

For further information please visit , search for ‘Everards’ on Facebook or find @Everards1849 on Twitter and Instagram.

Press release from Everards


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