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Pub News

Building work appears to be almost finished at the former Shakespeares Head, but still not reopened. The interior has been completely remodelled, so all original features lost. Looking through the LH window, there are keg fonts on the counter, but no handpumps.

Natterjacks on Braunstone Gate is no longer serving cask ale.

O'Neills on Loseby Lane is having a refurb.

Work continues at the former Abbey Pub, opposite Abbey Park, which is believed to be re-opening as a restaurant.

he Ale Stone micro-pub in Aylestone has ended the early morning 9am opening time and will now open at 11am.

A pop-up pub has been opened by Tres Bien Brewery at 58 Braunstone Gate (formerly Loaf). No cask beer will be available but there is a choice up to 20 craft keg beers, many of which are "key-keg" which has be recognised by CAMRA as real ale. The bar will be there until at the least the end of October and possibly longer. Interestingly, payment is by card only.

New tenants have taken on the lease of The Swan at Kibworth

Also under new ownership, the Bell at East Langton has a greater focus on food.

The campaign to save the Red Lion at Great Bowden continues, with the owner appealing against the ACV on the building.

The Font on Gateway Street in Leicester is being refurbished and will reopen as "The Gate".

The Rose & Crown, Tilton on the Hill is closed for refurbishment, meanwhile villagers are organising a pop up pub in the village hall.

Tollgate Brewery have applied for planning permission for a micropub at 109 Queens Road in Leicester.

There is a planning application for a bar at 7/9 Market Place. Plans suggest a cocktail bar without an obvious bar area.

Wetherspoons have applied to turn the space above the Last Plantagenet into a hotel.

The landlord has left the Old Crown in Wigston.

The Tap and Barrel in Wigston are organising a beer festival at Wigston Conservative Club from 1st to 3rd December.

The Brookside at Barkby is under new ownership and free of tie. They are working hard to build up the business.

The Tudor has closed and signs have been removed.

Taps bar and restaurant on Guildhall Lane in Leicester has closed and indications are the building will become a cocktail bar.



For other Pub News, see the pages of our Leicester Drinker magazine