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The Admiral Nelson, on Nelson Street in Market Harborough reopened on 24th August after a 4 week refurbishment.  The lounge is quite impressive whilst the outside area has been smartened up together with a smoker’s section. On the reopening night three real ales were on – Wells Bombardier, Marstons 61 Deep and Adnams Ghost Ship.

The former Broood @ vinquatre on King Street/New Walk in Leicester is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment work and will reopen in early September as "Grand Union".

The Orange Tree on High Street in Leicester has now reopened after refurbishment by it's new owner, Charles Wells, and is now simply called "The Tree".

The Clarendon on West Avenue in Clarendon Park, Leicester, has also now reopened after extensive refurbishment which has opened up the main rooms and gives the pubs a might brighter and comfortable feel.

Black Horse Aylestone - A new cycle club for cyclists that aren't too confident or struggle with distances, cycle to a pub, have a beer (or coffee & cake) and back again. Also, every Sunday 10am Cycle club is for for all abilities with a 2 hours cycle. In addition they will be holding a Beer, Cider and Gin festival from 15th to 18th August with a CAMRA VIP event previewing the festival on Wednesday 14th August from 7:30PM

Bridle Lane Tavern on Lower Willow Street has Real Ale on tap, most recently two from Belvoir Brewery, we'd like to see members visiting and giving us feedback either directly of through the What Pub App or Website.

The Moorings, Barrow upon Soar has reopened after a major refurbishment, and is now run by Perky Pubs who also run the Pug & Greyhound in Great Glen. The pub is now very popular, taking full advantage of its location on the river bank.

The Free Trade Inn, Sileby has new Licensees Simon, Gary & Shaun. A good range of guest beers are available along with the regular Everards beers.

The Blacksmiths Arms, Loughborough has been closed recently, with a probable change of licensee due.

The Generous Briton, Loughborough is temporarily closed for refurbishment of the toilets.

The Bulls Head at Warrens Hill, Abbots Oak, Coalville has closed. Loughborough branch are waiting for further information.. 

Black Country Ales tell us that for the 2019/20 season both the Salmon and Kings Head will be showing all Leicester City and Leicester Tigers matches on BT Sports/Sky.  Both Home and Away fans are welcome before and after all games to sample their great beers, freshly made cobs and Pork Pies.  Both Pubs are Dog friendly and are great places to enjoy a beer in the sunshine with their beer terraces. #summerofpub.

The Craddock will be holding their annual Beer Festival from 5:00PM on Friday August 30th through to Sunday 1st September. They will be featuring 10 real ales and 10 Ciders and Perries along side their normal offering. The main events will include Live Music and a BBQ on Saturday 31st when they hope to raise money for Hope Against Cancer.

The Beer Pharmacie in Syston are holding a Curry Night, with all you can eat for £7.95 on the first Tuesday of every month starting Tuesday 6th August, starting on the Second Tuesday of the month they will also be hosting a Cheese tasting for £5.00, this is a ticketed event, so you’ll need to contact the team at the Beer Pharmacie to get a ticket.
They are also hosting a Meet the Brewer evening with Thornbridge Brewery on Thursday 19th September.

Throughout August the newly refurbished Richard III will be holding a Monday Ale Club with £3.00 a pint for real ales and ciders as well as a huge 25% off all Bar Snacks for card carrying CAMRA Members. 

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