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Pub News

The Head Of Steam, on Market Street in Leicester, which only opened in April 2018, has now had a further refurbishment and has been renamed Sanctuary with 7 handpumps. 5 guest beers compliment the 2 from Cameron's. 

The Criterion on Millstone Lane remains closed and it's future remains unclear. 

Better news from the Clarendon on West Avenue Clarendon Park, which has now reopened under new owners who promise to retain it as a community local.

The micropub revolution continues apace with the opening of The Sorrel Fox by Charnwood Brewery, at 75 Leicester Road in Mountsorrel at the beginning of December.  Also the Beer Pharmacie at 3 High Street in Syston opens at 4pm on Thursday 20th December.

Charles Wells Brewery has purchased four pubs from the Orange Tree Group.  It is thought these are the Orange Tree on High Street in Leicester, plus sister branches in Loughborough and Nottingham and also Kelso's in Loughborough.  Charles Wells are looking to expand its "Pizza, Pots & Pints" pub concept. The Orange Tree Group will retain the Lansdowne on London Road and the Basement Nightclub on Wellington Street. 

The former Churchgate Tavern, on Churchgate in Leicester city centre, has a "To Let" board and it is understood an application has been submitted for retail use.



























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