2020 was rather a year to forget, with us having to cancel most of our events. We hope that 2021 will allow us to tentatively plan a gradual re-opening and hosting of some of our usual events. At the moment, we are still planning exactly what events we will be holding. Please check back regularly. We
So far, 2020 has not been the year we all expected. The worldwide pandemic and Covid-19 lockdown has meant that we have cancelled most of our events this year. The Craft and Plant Show’s and Beer Festival are, unfortunately, also cancelled this year. Please check here and on social media for our latest news. Thank you.
Beer Tasting 2019 Friday 23rd August 2019 9am till 5pm in Elgood’s Brewery Reception Shop Join us for a day of delicious fruit beers, real ales and small bites.
Sunday 4th August 2019 in Aid of National Garden Scheme. 11:30am until 4:30pm
Sunday 1st September 2019. 10am until 4pm Entry £4, children under 12 free.
Elgood’s Beer Festival 2019 19th September to 21st September Thursday 6pm – 10.30pm Friday 5pm – 10.30pm Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm Live bands Toadfish Bone The Cherry Reds The Rusty Relics Bewildered All tickets £4 All Beer £3 per pint TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Call 01945 583160 for bookings
Visitor Centre and Shop
Open 3rd October until 20th December 2019
Thursday’s and Friday’s
10.30am – 4.00pm
Brewery Tour at 2pm
Elgood’s Beer Festival 2019
Elgood’s annual beer festival ended at 10.30 pm on Saturday 21st September.
Tired but happy staff and customers all agreed that this had been the best ever! Visited by approximately 1000 people over the three days, the festival was blessed by sunny weather and the friendliest atmosphere.
Entertainment was from Toadfish Bone, The Cherry Reds, The Rusty Relics and Bewildered and helped the party go with a swing. Caricaturist John Elson did a roaring trade in quick sketches of visitors and staff during Saturday afternoon and evening. All proceeds from this not-for-profit event will be distributed to local charities.
Before the festival the SIBA Regional Independent Beer Awards took place at the brewery and Elgood’s were delighted to win several awards.
Black Dog Silver Cask British Dark Beers
Coolship Fruit Bronze Overall Champion of the Bottle/Can Competition
Warrior Silver Bottle/Can Premium British Bitter (4.5-4.6% abv)
Plum Porter Gold Bottle/Can Speciality Medium to Dark Beers
Coolship Fruit Gold Bottle/Cans Sours/Spontaneous
Full details of our awards can be seen here
Pictured below is head brewer, Alan Pateman accepting one of the awards on behalf of the brewery.
Wisbech Grammar School student, Amy Everall (daughter of Elgood’s Director, Jennifer), has made a unique bottle display cabinet as part of her D&T Product Design A Level.
Now in pride of place in our North Brink Shop, we think it’s brilliant!
Why not pop in and see Amy’s display for yourself and pick up some of our award winnings ales?
Lamb & Flag wins boating accolade.
On Thursday 14th March, Gina & Dennis Birch were presented with three framed photographs, courtesy of boat enthusiasts appreciative of the warm welcome offered to visitors to the Lamb & Flag. Welney is listed as a destination for boaters by the Inland Waterways Association (www.waterways.org.uk). Thank you to John Revell for telling us about the presentation and congratulations to Gina & Dennis for receiving this accolade.
The photographs show that boats have been using the Old Bedford River since it first opened in 1637. The Inland Waterways Association is campaigning to fully restore this ancient navigation. Those reaching Welney are sure of a warm welcome from the excellent Lamb & Flag.
Photos taken by Mike Daines.
Elgood’s QE Cherry Wheat beer has scooped overall gold in the bottled & canned beer competition at the 2018 SIBA East Independent Beer Awards.
The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), were held at Elgood’s before this years’ beer festival opening, and are judged by brewers and beer experts.
Elgood’s head brewer Alan Pateman, said: “This award is recognition of the hard work that has gone into developing our new-style beers which come from a completely new style of brewing.”
“Our unique, spontaneously fermented sour beers and fruited wheat beers are a new thing for many British drinkers but our Cherry wheat is sweeter and fruity and proving really popular thanks to its approachable, full fruity flavour.”
The finals of SIBA will be held in Liverpool next year. See the full article by John Elworthy in the Wisbech Standard.
The competition, in which four other Elgood’s products also won awards, took place immediately before the opening of the three-day Elgood’s beer festival. The “not for profit” festival featured over 150 beers from independent craft breweries and was attended by around 1,000 visitors. There was live music each night from local bands “Toadfish Bone”, “The Cherry Reds”, “Bewildered” and “The Rusty Relics”.
All proceeds from the festival, after the deduction of overheads, will be presented to the following local Charities:
- Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue
- SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association)
- Mind Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & South Lincolnshire (CPSL)
- East Anglia Air Ambulance
- Meadowgate School
- Addenbrookes Charitable Trust