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Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

Christmas 2019 Opening Hours.

Please note, we will be closed from midday on Christmas Eve until Monday 30th December.

Our last day for online deliveries is 20th December, so to ensure you get the award winning Elgood’s this Christmas, order now!

Elgood’s Beer Festival – another great year!

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.

award presentation

Unique Display Unit for Elgood’s Brewery Shop

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?

Amy with her display cabinet

Amy with her display cabinet showcasing our beers.

Claire Simpson

We regret to announce the sad passing of Claire Simpson, Director, following a short illness, bravely fought.

Claire Simpson
(1966-2019)

Lamb & Flag wins boating accolade

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.

Lamb & Flag presentation images. Click to see to full size.

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.

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