Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesea 13th, 14th & 15th January 2017. In Whittlesea it was the custom on the Tuesday following Plough Monday (the 1st Monday after Twelfth Night) to dress one of the confraternity of the plough in straw and call him a ‘Straw Bear’. The tradition was revived in the 1980’s and this years’ Straw Bear Festival
Elgood’s Christmas Open Weekend 2016 Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2016 11am until 4pm Free Brewery Tours, Free Garden Entry, Crafts Order your Christmas Beer Licensed Bar, Snacks & Free Parking Come and visit the home of Elgood’s Award Winning Beer.
Next Craft and Plant Fair Sunday 4th September 2016. Entrance £4.00
Elgood’s Brewery Gardens 2016 26th April until 6th October Licensed Cafe & Bar
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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.
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.
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