General questions

How are you keeping people Covid safe?

All areas are cleaned down and sanitised in between tours. We have sanitiser available on entry and along the tour route for use. Our team will not be wearing masks, however if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask you are welcome to do so. Anyone feeling ill is advised not to attend and can re-schedule their tour free of charge.

Do we have to book before visiting?

Yes. We have a limited number of tickets available on each tour slot. All guests must book a ticket on our website for their visit. You can book tickets here.

How far in advance can I book on to a tour?

You can book a tour 90 days in advance.

Where do we go when we arrive?

Please make your way into the Everards Shop entrance and let a member of the shop team know you are here for a brewery tour. You will be greeted by your tour guide and seated with the rest of your group to wait for your tour to commence.

We are a group of 10+ how do we book?

For group bookings of more than 10 people, please email us to arrange experience@everards.co.uk

How long will our tour last?

In total, most of our visitors spend around 3 hours onsite with the main brewery tour and tasting session taking approximately 1.5 hours. You can book a table in our Beer Hall before or after your tour here where you can enjoy locally sourced food and try some more beers. Our brewery sits within 70 acres of beautiful green space, free for you to explore, with quality cycling and pedestrian walkways that connect to Route 6 on the National Cycle Network. The meadows are also a haven for wildlife, with a wide variety of birds calling it home, you can find out more here.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

In line with the current government guidance, our team will not be wearing facemasks, if you wish to wear one you are more than welcome.

Do I have to use contactless payment?

Our whole site is a cashless site. This means you will need to pay with contactless cards or via mobile for all purchases carried out in our beer hall and shop.

Can I use an Everards Gift Card to pay for a brewery tour?

Yes. You can use your Everards Gift Card to pay for a tour online or in store. Simply enter the gift card code at checkout as normal.

What if I am suffering from any symptoms related to covid-19?

We politely request that if any of your party are suffering from any of the symptoms relating to Covid-19, that you don’t visit Everards Brewery, Beer Hall, Shop or Everards Meadows. Symptoms include a temperature of more than 37.8°C, a new continuous cough, or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you feel unwell on the day of your tour, please contact us before setting off by emailing us on experience@everards.co.uk and we will be happy to move your booking to an alternative date free of charge.

What if I'm late?

Tours will leave promptly on the time stated on your ticket. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time. If you are running late please email experience@everards.co.uk to inform the tour guide. Whilst we cannot wait for you or a member of your party, we will do our best to re-schedule your tour either that day or at a date convenient to you.

Is it a guided tour?

Yes, our brewery tour guide will take you through the brew house and you will end your tour in our Beer Hall for your beer tasting session. Your guide will be happy to take questions and will share the Everards story in an entertaining and captivating manner.

Do have storage facilities for baggage?

As this is a working brewery, any large bags will not be permitted on the tour. We encourage your to bring a small bag or coat which can be worn. We do have a limited storage facility for guests with a capacity for around four rucksacks. The storage area will be locked by a member of our shop team and you are able to collect from them following the tour. Please note, we cannot accommodate for larger bags such as suitcases.

Can I book on a tour over the phone?

No. All bookings must be made online or in store (our team can help you check availability and book on to a tour using our tablet in store). 

Can I book a tour when visiting your shop?

Yes. our team will be happy to help check availability and book on to a tour using our tablet in store.

Are there any discounted rates?

No, our brewery tours are fantastic value and include 3 x 1/3 pints of Everards beers in with the price.

Do you do anything for birthdays?

If it is a special occasion booking, please let us know before your visit (experience@everards.co.uk) and your tour guide will make sure to say happy birthday and raise a glass in the tasting session.

Are you allowed to bring cameras and camcorders in?

Yes – cameras, mobiles and camcorders can be used on site – make sure to tag us in if posting online #Everards

Can you recommend any hotels?

There are a few hotels close by including The Marriot Leicester , The Hilton Leicester, and if you are looking to stay nearer the city centre you could try The Holiday Inn Leicester . You could also visit the Visit Blaby website for hotel and local area information.

Can we go through the brewery tour at our own pace?

No, the Everards Brewery Tour is a guided tour, and your tour guide will take you through each section of the tour which will take approximately an hour and half.

Will I see beer being made?

Of course! You will see the Everards Brew Team going about their daily work, creating and crafting our quality beers including favourites such as Tiger and Sunchaser, alongside whichever limited-edition beers we are brewing.

What catering facilities do you have?

Our Beer Hall is the place to be for food and drink serving brunch, lunch and dinners alongside Everards beer, local gins and lots more! View the full menu and book your table here.

Can we bring our own food and drink?

You are more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy outside in our beautiful 70 acres of greenspace at Everards Meadows. There a few picnic benches, however these are on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved. You cannot consume your own food and drink within Everards Beer Hall, Shop or Brewery.  

What are the other attractions in the area?

There’s a wide choice of fun and interesting attractions in Leicestershire including The Richard III Visitor Centre, The National Space Centre, Kirby Muxloe Castle, Great Central Railway, Bosworth Battlefield, Leicester Cathedral and much more. Plus we are a short 5 minute walk to Fosse Shopping park home to Next, Pandora, Flannels, Primark, M&S, River Island and many more. Take a look at Visit Leicester and Visit Blaby for more local information. 

Directions and Parking

Where are you?

Find directions to Everards Meadows here.

How far are you from the city centre?

We are 4 miles from Leicester city centre which is about a 20-minute drive, 24-minute bike, or a lovely 1hr 20 minute walk along canal paths and off road into the city. Visit Visit Leicester to find hotels, and attractions in the city.

Is there car parking and is it free?

Parking at Everards Meadows is free for the first 3 hours and no ticket is required. Your number plate is captured on your arrival into the site from either main road and your parking time starts at this point. If you plan to stay for longer than 3 hours, please purchase a ticket on arrival from the machines in the car parks.  Full car parking terms can be found here.

Can we get to you by train?

Yes - you can get a train into Leicester Station or Narborough Station. You would then need to get a taxi to Everards Meadows.

Facilities and Access for All

If you have or require a wheelchair for your brewery tour, we ask that you contact us at experience@everards.co.uk  BEFORE you book, so we can make the appropriate arrangements. It may be necessary to split your group if you are visiting with more than one wheelchair user.

Are there facilities for babies?

The brewery tour is for 18-year-olds and over only. No babies are permitted to go on our brewery tours. Babies are more than welcome in the Beer Hall where you will find baby changing facilities integrated within our toilet facilities.

Is there pushchair access?

The brewery tour is for 18-year-olds and over only. No babies are permitted to go on our brewery tours. Babies are more than welcome in the Beer Hall where you will there is pushchair access throughout.

Are there facilities for wheelchairs?

Yes, we can accommodate wheelchairs on our brewery tours and have a lift to gain access to the brew house as well as wheelchair friendly toilet facilities.

Can I bring my pet?

I’m afraid you cannot bring any pets on our brewery tours. However, well behaved dogs are welcome in our Beer Hall, inside and outside, and with Everards Meadows on the doorstep it’s a great place to bring your four-legged friends for a visit. 

Groups

What constitutes a group?

A group on an Everards Brewery Tour is 11 or more or more people. If looking to book for a group, please contact experience@everards.co.uk

Is there coach parking?

No, we do not have facilities for coach parking on site.

Is there a place we can all wait for each other to meet up?

Everards Beer Hall has a main entrance where people can arrange to meet up. Or you might want to meet up outside the shop, next to the main entrance at our Old Original Barrel Van as it is a great visual point to meet and take some pics of your group together before you start your tour.

Brewery Tour - over 18s

Regular price £20.00
Come and explore the world of Everards beer at our new state of the art brewery in beautiful Leicestershire!
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Discover how we brew our amazing beers - from our limited edition beers to Tiger our most popular beer, first brewed back in 1972. Meet some of the team along the way and see and hear all we have done to build a sustainable brewery and brewing process in this stunning 70-acre meadow setting. 

Your guided tour will last approximately an hour and a half and will take a look behind the scenes from conception to fruition, you will learn about our rich brewing heritage, the ingredients we select and the Everards family. Once you have seen the whole brewing process, including our smaller Pilot Brewery, we will enjoy some sampling at the end of the tour! 

What's included:

  • Guided brewery tour (approx.1 hr)
  • Beer tasting in The Beer Hall (approx. 1/2 hr)
  • 3 x 1/3 pints of Everards beers 

When do the tours run?

  • Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am and 3pm  

Things to bear in mind:

  • This is a working brewery
  • Over 18's only
  • Please wear appropriate footwear (no open toes or heels)
  • No food or drink  to be taken into the brewery
  • The tour will leave promptly at the time booked, please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your booked start time
  • If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know ahead of your tour date so we can select the correct beers for your tasting session

This is a working brewery and we have one lift available.  If you have any accessibility needs then please give us a call prior to booking so we can discuss the tour route with you.

Full T&C's can be found here.

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