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Pub News

Exciting news for Friday 22nd June which sees two new pubs opening. The "Two-Tailed Lion" opens at 22 Millstone Lane in Leicester, a Grade II Listed building which was formerly The Case Wine Shop & Bar.  This is a venture by Matt Baker & Alice Hubbard, the team behind the Tap in The Square pop-up pub last year.  A changing range of 6 keg and 3 cask ales will be available.  Also a new micro-pub opens at 12 Mill Hill in Enderby, just opposite Aspects/Plough. Called "Mill Hill Cask & Coffee" will offer a changing range of 4 cask ales and 3 key-keg.  Initial opening hours are Tues & Wed 4pm to 10pm, Thur-Sat 12noon to 10pm, Sun 12noon to 4pm. (Closed Mon). The X55 bus stops nearby but the more frequent service 50 is just a short walk away in Enderby village centre.

Works have taken place clearing the interior of the Swan & Rushes, although the bar counter does seem to have been left in place. The agents sign has been removed but it is unlikely it will reopen as a pub in the near future. As far as we can tell no planning application has been submitted for alternative use although we have heard rumours ranging from a sports bar to students flats.

A micropub is planned for the De Montfort University campus although will only be for the use of university students & staff. 

The Abbey pub on St Margaret's Way opposite Abbey Park has reopened as "The Abbey by Trivelles" which is a small hotel chain providing Travelodge type accommodation. It is not know yet whether a bar will feature.

The Royal Anglian at Rothley was closed and building works were taking place. The purpose of these was not clear.

There have also been works under way at the former Durham Ox on Catherine Street / Dysart Way, although planning applications could be seen for this site.

The Head of Steam opened on Market Street on 5th April by Cameron's Brewery of Hartlepool. This chain is renowned for real ale and the new Leicester pub will features a changing range of 8 cask beers and up to 20 craft keg lines.  Some of the beers on sale during the first week did seem a little expensive, although recent beers have been more reasonably priced plus a CAMRA discount is also given.

The former Shakespeare's Head has now reopened as "Shakespeare's House", a restaurant/café bar.  Tasteful refurbishment work has been carried out and the menu looks interesting, although sadly no real ale is available. See Leicester Mercury article.

The Slug & Lettuce on Market Street in Leicester has been totally refurbished and rebranded as "The Distillery". A wide range of gins and  craft beers supplement four handpumps.

Also just refurbished is O'Neills on Loseby Lane which has three handpumps.

Yate's on Belvoir Street has been refurbished and has become a Walkabout bar.

The Abbey pub on St Margaret's Way opposite Abbey Park is set to re-open soon as "The Abbey by Trivelles" which is a small hotel chain providing Travelodge type accommodation. It is not know yet whether a bar will feature. 

 

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