‘We can buy you your dream pub or shop,’ says Everards

August 3, 2015, by Matt Wright

Above: Tom Baker, founder of Loaf, used to work from his kitchen until he teamed up with Everards

Food and drink businesses looking for new premises but struggling for capital could yet have their dreams fulfilled.

Leicestershire brewer and pub owner Everards has told Great Food Club it is keen to work with high quality local food and drink businesses and even explore the possibility of buying them their dream premises. The template for such an arrangement would be Loaf Bakery & Cookery School in Stirchley, Birmingham. The building that houses Loaf used to be a snooker and pool table shop and was purchased by Everards specifically for Tom Baker’s award-winning bakery. You can read more about that and what Tom thinks of the arrangement here.

Everards has also worked with other food and drink producers to find them their ideal headquarters, including Soul Food Project in Birmingham and RAW Brewery of Chesterfield.

To get in touch with Everards to discuss potential opportunities, or for further information, contact them on 0800 056 4111.

A currently empty Everards property that may be a good opportunity for a food or drink business is in Rugby town centre, Warwickshire. Previously known as the Rugby Tavern, it traded as a pub until 2010 and then became retail space. Now empty, it is on North Street, next to Rugby clock tower.

Everards told us that they have an open mind as to future use. “It could be revived as a pub, or as something else entirely, or even as two or more businesses under one roof,” said Mike Brown, business development manager at Everards.

“Potentially, we’d be keen to look at using it as a pop-up for food or drink events in order to generate interest, and take it from there. We’re hoping to talk to a few local street food traders or maybe some other businesses who could be considering a bricks and mortar building.”

Everards owns more than 170 pubs across the Midlands and says: “We pride ourselves on helping people find the right property and understand that their business needs to reflect their personality and lifestyle.”

To get in touch with Everards to discuss the Rugby property, or for further information, call 0800 056 4111.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.