Plans for ‘Everards Meadows’ take a big jump forward

Leicestershire brewer Everards is another step closer to achieving its goal of creating a £30m visitor attraction featuring restaurant, offices, café/bar, food outlets, cycling centre and new brewery in Enderby after receiving planning permission.

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As reported by Great Food Club back in 2015, ‘Everards Meadows’ will offer a state-of-the-art food and drink park in an area adjacent to Fosse Park shopping centre. With around £30m of investment from Everards, the brewer will shift its headquarters to the site should all the necessary planning decisions go ahead. Before the full investment can take place, Everards needs permission to build a £150m extension to neighbouring Fosse Park – called Castle Acres Shopping Park – on the site of its existing head office and brewery. A planning decision on that is expected in June.

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Everards hopes, if all goes according to plan, to move the business to Everards Meadows in late 2017.

Plans for Everards Meadows include:

A state-of-the-art cask ale brewery

A bespoke tasting room for beer sampling and hospitality

A top of the range retail shop celebrating the Everards story

A progressive and cutting-edge café bar

A restaurant that complements the café bar

An industry-leading cycling centre

Everards has also just taken possession of a new £3.3m, 30,000-square-foot brewery yard and warehouse at Glenfield, Leicester.

Matt Wright
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Matt founded Great Food Club in 2010 and is editor-in-chief. He loves to brew his own beer and unearth food and drink gems, and lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and jack russell terrier.