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The former Deli In The Square shop, located in St Martin's Square, has become "Tap In The Square", a new craft beer pop-up pub run by a collaboration of Framework Brewery, Brewklopedia and 23 Wine & Whiskey. It will be there until at least early January.

The new micropub at 109 Queens Road, run by Tollgate Brewery, is set to open in early December and will be called The Queens Road Tap.

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 is to 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.  

Building work also 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 window, there are keg fonts on the counter, but no handpumps.

Natterjacks on Braunstone Gate is no longer serving cask ale.

The 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 has been refurbished and reopened as "The Gate".  No real ale as yet but we are told beers from Castle Rock will be available soon.

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 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.


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