William Everard brewed the first pint of Everards ale in 1849, and stated "No effort shall be found wanting in the production and supply of genuine ale of first rate quality". Today, over 150 years later, Everards Brewery is very much family run company with values that echo that of William Everard - We aim to provide first class quality goods and services to our customers. We firmly believe in combining innovation and moden technology with the best of traditional values and practices throughout the business, whether it's customer service, brewing, or our pubs. "Tradition with ambition" as Chairman Richard Everard says. Our pub estate comprises 161 pubs that vary from city centre venues and community locals to village inns. All our pubs are within our heartland, a 70 mile radius of our Leicestershire brewery. We brew quality award wining ales and have recently added a fourth ale to our permenant range that now features Beacon Bitter, Tiger Best Bitter, Premium Ale Original and Sunchaser Blonde. We also brew seasonal and event beers at various points throughout the year, including Christmas Ale Sleighbell, Svengal Tiger for the 2006 World Cup and popular Stout Pitch Black that was first introduced for the Six Nations. In line with our innovation policy we have recently been working with CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) to introduce a new form of tasting notes for real ale. The ‘Cyclops' tasting notes are easier to understand and help bar staff and drinkers alike to choose and compare real ales. Looking towards the future, Everards Brewery will stay firmly in the hands of the Everards family. We have long term plans to expand our pub estate and to increase the popularity of our ales both inside and outside our heartland, "concentrating," to quote Richard Everard "on developing the business for the next generation."