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18th April 2019

Everards raises a glass to its locals!

It’s not very often that your local landlord or landlady gets to be on the other side of the bar and enjoy being the ones to be waited on. That’s why every year Everards gets their independent Business Owners of its 175 pub estate together for a fulfilled day to celebrate all the hard work that goes into making a great pub business and supporting the local community, as part of its ‘Make A Difference Awards’.

This annual get together provides a rare day out of the pub to enjoy being waited on, a fantastic meal and a fun day at Leicester Racecourse. But the day is also about recognising and raising a glass to those Business Owners that have gone above and beyond to make a difference to their pub and communities. This could be through innovative events, money raised for charities and local causes as well as new and exciting experiences for their customers.

This year 14 pubs were awarded with a Make A Difference Award. These winners will join the Everards team on a well-deserved trip to Florence, Italy later in the year as a thank you for all their hard work.

“We had another great day at Leicester Racecourse this year. It was a pleasure to host everyone, crown our 14 winners and celebrate such successful businesses. We are proud of every one of our pubs and it’s great to be able to recognise the hard work the Business Owners all put in throughout the year. It’s really nice to see everyone come together under one roof – it’s like a big family gathering.” says Richard Everard

The winning pubs:

  • Kevin & Dee at The Old Horse, Leicester
  • Stuart & Luke at the Architect, Cambridge
  • John & Moira at the Sir Robert Peel, Leicester
  • Chris & Yolanda at the White Lion Inn Whissendine
  • Paul & Gaynor at The Bulls Head Cosby
  • Mick & Lynda at The New Inn, Enderby
  • Sam at The Forge, Glenfield (The Beautiful Pubs Collective)
  • Richard & Catherine at The Red Admiral, Broughton Astley
  • Alan & Sarah at The Black Horse, Aylestone
  • Jim & Sue at The Pheasant, Wellington
  • Jayme at The Bulls Head, Ratby
  • Zoe & Mark at The Queen Victoria, Syston
  • Paul & Lisa at the Elephant & Castle, Thurlaston
  • Paul & Margo at The Barley Mow Cosgrove.

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Notes to editor:

Contact Zoe Alonso, Communications Co-ordinator

0116 201 4185


Photography credits

Photographer: Matt Glover @MGloverPhoto


Pictured: The winning Business Owners of Everards ‘Make A Difference Awards’.


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 and is a prominent public figure within Leicestershire, having been High Sheriff. 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 and PROSTaid.



Tiger Copper Ale (4.2 per cent ABV) is Everards’ most famous ale and is brewed on site at Castle Acres alongside Beacon Hill (3.8 per cent ABV), Old Original (5.2 per cent ABV) and Sunchaser (ABV 4.0 per cent). In addition, an innovative range of Limited Edition Brews are released throughout the year. In 2017 the selection included beers such as Hazy Days, Midland Red and Myrtle alongside favourites such as Sleighbell.



Everards own more than 175 pubs across the East Midlands, all run as independent businesses. Renowned for their support, Everards were delighted to be crowned ‘Pub Company of the Year 2017’ (tenanted / leased 20-199 sites) for the fourth time in The Publican Awards. Considered the most prestigious awards in the industry, The Publican Awards, organised by The Morning Advertiser, attract entries from the UK’s top breweries and pub companies.


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