Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019 11am-4pm Free Brewery Tours Free Garden Entry Arts and Craft Stalls Licensed Bar Free Parking Order your Christmas Beer available in Polypins, Jugs & Bottles and Mini kegs
Christmas Wreath Making Workshops Wednesday 27th November 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm Wednesday 4th December 2 – 5pm or 6 – 9pm Saturday 7th December 12 – 3pm Sunday 8th December 12 – 3pm Wednesday 11th December 10am – 1pm LIMITED AVAILABILITY, please book now to avoid disappointment 01945 583160
Craft & Plant Shows Sunday 12th May & Sunday 1st September, 10am to 4pm, entry £4. Fathers Day Jazz Sunday 16th June, 11am to 4pm, entry £10. National Garden Open Scheme Sunday 4th August, 11.30am to 4.30pm, entry £4. Elgood’s Beer Festival Thursday 19th September, 6pm to 10.30pm. Friday 20th September, 5pm to 10.30pm. Saturday 21st September, 12 noon to 10.30pm. Entry £4 each day. Christmas Open Weekend Saturday 30th
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
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?
We regret to announce the sad passing of Claire Simpson, Director, following a short illness, bravely fought.
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.
Wisbech Brewers, Elgood & Sons, were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1,500 to The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House at the Brewery’s Christmas Open Weekend.
A raffle and other competitions held over the course of the weekend realised £383. Prizes included a homemade Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding, donated by Elgood’s employee Sheila Wright, who first came up with the idea of holding a raffle in support of the Hospice. Other prizes included a ham donated by Plater’s Family Butchers of Wisbech, beer donated by the Brewery and several items donated by the various Craft Stall holders.
The proceeds from the weekend were added to those raised at various other events throughout the year, including the annual Jazz in the Garden afternoon organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer, which this year raised a spectacular £522. Other donations included booking fees from the Craft Fairs in May and September, which raised £420, £200 from Elgood’s Beer Festival, as well as various individual donations from staff and visitors.
After receiving the cheque from Elgood’s Chairman, Nigel Elgood, Lindsey Atkin of Tapping House said “The Norfolk Hospice are extremely grateful to all the team at Elgood’s Brewery for their continued support. It is good to know that money raised locally will be put to use to help local patients and their families.”