On Tuesday the Belvoir Brewery Visitor Centre celebrated 9 Years of serving Star Quality Beers to the lucky people of Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, and beyond.
Back in 2006 founder and head brewer Colin Brown had reached capacity in the old brewery at Woodhill farm at the top of Dalby Hill, so along with brewing he was busy trying to find some new premises to enable the business to grow, and allow him to brew even more wonderful beer for everybody to enjoy.
The opening was featured in the 2008 February/March edition of the Nottingham Drinker, a copy of which was handed to Colin at this year’s Nottingham Beer & Cider festival. All the beers we brew today were featured in the article with the exception of the Oatmeal Stout which was just about to become a regular.
The Visitor Centre, which is located at the front of the building, is still expertly managed by the knowledgeable Dianne Login today as it was back then. Dianne is a very well-known and respected member of the community and her first involvement with Belvoir Brewery was as owner/operator of the Golden Fleece when she was the first local publican to stock Beaver Bitter on a regular basis.
The spacious room can accommodate 100 people and is furnished with a fantastic collection of brewing artefacts. Two large windows look into the brewery and provide a great view for the current talk and taste sessions that can be booked.
The Visitor Centre is open from 10am – 11pm Monday – Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday and serves a great range of quality food to accompany the great beers brewed just yards away in the brewery. With the festive season upon us why not pop down and enjoy some great food and a few pints with Dianne and her team who are always happy to help and provide an excellent service.
It’s been a busy and exciting 9 years since the doors opened and here’s to another 9 years brewing and serving our Star Quality Beers for all to enjoy.