Elgoods Brewery


Alan shares a pint with Straw Bear!

Much fun was had at the annual Straw Bear festival in Whittlesey on Saturday 14th January. Elgood’s is delighted to support this festival every year and brews a special beer for the occasion. Straw Beer is our featured seasonal beer for January.

Seen here sharing a pint of Straw Beer with the Straw Bear, is Elgood’s own Alan Pateman.


Elgood’s Brewery are delighted to report that The Duck Inn, Stanhoe has been announced as ‘one to watch’ in the Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2017.

The current holder of the Number One position is the world famous Sportsman near Whitstable, Kent (2015-2016), and the previous occupier of the Number One spot was Tom Kerridge’s iconic Hand and Flowers (2012-2014).

The awards ceremony is being held on Monday 30th January at Hermitage Road Bar and Restaurant in Hitchin, Herts. The host for the awards is TV personality and award-winning chef Matt Tebbut (BBC Saturday Kitchen, Food Unwrapped, Market Kitchen) owner of the AA Restaurant of the Year Foxhunter Restaurant in South Wales.

The Duck Inn

2017 Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year for the East of England

Conde Nast Top 5 Norfolk Food Hotspots Finalist The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2016 2017 Michelin Guide

A family owned and run business on the north Norfolk coast, Chef Ben Handley and his wife Sarah have developed this 18th Century building into a true dining destination. With a passionate young team and a vibrant menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce, The Duck Inn has been racking up awards and recognition regularly.

The ethos is on quality, local food, expertly prepared and delivered by a happy team in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. North Norfolk is the perfect place to deliver.

A rustic-smart gastropub, serving the best in local produce and East Anglian ales. Friendly and efficient service perfectly compliment the incredible food served up by chef patron Ben Handley and his team. Norfolk favourites such as Brancaster crab, steaming bowls of Norfolk mussels, locally-smoked salmon with gingerbread are regular highlights; along with Chef Handley’s famous black pudding-scotched quail’s eggs. Sundays’ roasts of local pork and Holkham Estate beef are widely regarded as the best along the coast.

With two stylish bedrooms; there is always the option to enjoy a wonderful evening meal and fabulous wines from an extensive list, before staggering upstairs to unwind under the snuggly duck-down duvets.

More information available at www.duckinn.co.uk


Wisbech brewer Elgood’s wins contract to supply 60 Co-op stores with up to 20,000 pints of Black Dog, Cambridge bitter, Golden Newt and IPA

A Wisbech brewery is celebrating after pulling in a contract with the Co-op to supply it with approaching 20,000 pints of its ale.

Elgood’s sisters- Claire, Belinda and Jenny.

The family-run Elgood’s Brewery – whose history traces back to Christmas Eve in 1795 and is now run by three sisters, Belinda, Jenny and Claire – will supply around 60 of the Co-op’s stores with four of its ales: Black Dog; Cambridge Bitter; Golden Newt and Cambridge IPA.

The move comes as the Co-op commits to doubling the number of its small and micro suppliers and launches a small producer charter to support and, provide opportunities to champion local suppliers.

Marcus Beecher, head of sales at Elgood’s, said: “We are over the moon, delighted to be working with the Co-op. Its heritage, values and local, community-based approach is a great fit with our business.

“We are frequently asked where our ales can be bought and so this contract win will further support our business development, build awareness of our brand and open up new markets for our business in communities across the region.”

Simon Dryell, ranging manager for the Co-op, said: “It’s exciting to collaborate with breweries such as Elgood’s. The quality, passion and innovation of smaller producers make these prized local products and we are delighted to give them pride of place in our stores.

“We know that the provenance of food and drink really matters to our customers, we are committed to investing in the UK economy and providing new opportunities to showcase and celebrate great British food and drink producers.”

Story by John Elworthy, courtesy of The Wisbech Standard.

See here for original article



Wisbech Brewers, Elgood & Sons, were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1 ,045.50 to Andrew Hawkins of Tapping House at the Brewery’ s Christmas event on Sunday 4th December.

A raffle and “guess the weight of the cake” competition held over the course of the weekend’s events raised £146. Prizes included Christmas cakes and a Christmas pudding, kindly made & donated by Sheila Wright of Sutton St James, as well as a selection of items donated by Elgood’s, RM Plater Family Butcher and stallholders at the Craft Fair.

Fund-raising for Tapping House carried on throughout the year, with contributions from stallholders at the May & September Craft Fairs held in the Brewery Gardens (£420) and a raffle held at the Wisbech Jazz Club event on Fathers’ Day last June, organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer, which raised £277.50.


From left to right Nigel Elgood, Sheila Wright and Andrew Hawkins

Further donations were given by garden visitors, brewery staff, etc.

Jessica Walker of the Norfolk Hospice said; “Everyone at Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House is extremely grateful for the continued support provided by the staff and visitors at Elgood’ s Brewery. All the funds raised go directly to providing vital care to people with life-limiting illnesses in the local community.”

Elgood’s Competition Winners

Elgood’s are pleased to announce the following competition winners:

Best Kept Pub & Exterior

Winner: The Rising Sun Inn Leverington

Runners up: The Rose & Crown Fleet Hargate & The Wheel Inn, Wisbech St Mary

The winner receives a voucher for Old English Inns, sponsored by Aspall’s Cider, and the runners up each receive a firkin of Cambridge Bitter.

Heineken Sales Competition

First: The Swan Inn Parson Drove

Second: The Red Lion Wisbech

Each of the above will be going on a weekend in Amsterdam courtesy of our partners at Heineken.


Congratulations to all our competition winners and well done to everyone who took part.

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