Roundup of March's Pub News
The Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland is still closed while Heineken find a new landlord.
The Chequers in Burbage reopened 8 February with a relief manager. The new landlords are said to be Dave and Sue from the Red Lion.
Elmesthorpe brewery have withdrawn their interest in acquiring the Oddfellows at Higham. The villagers had a meeting to discuss buying the pub. They know that the owner has already turned down an offer for it and hope that H&BBC will refuse the change of use as it is the last pub in the village.
The Baron of Hinckley will close in September and you have probably seen in the press that the site will be taken over by the Elmesthorpe Brewery. After refurbishment, it will re-open with a new range of beers. There is no further information about Wetherspoons moving to other premises in Hinckley.
Ade Lucas at the Cross Keys, Barwell was due to leave at the end of March and is giving up the pub trade. There should be a replacement licensee, Jess, who was due to take over on the 1 April.
The Dog & Gun, Hinckley has closed and it is said that it will reopen under new management, following refurbishment.
The lease for the Three Tuns in Barlestone has been renegotiated.
Also Burbage Community Arts Festival will be holding its usual "Music in the Pubs" night around Burbage on Wednesday 8 May. www.bcaf.net
Many thanks to our pubs officer Adrian for the update. Note: If anyone has pub or club news that may be of interest to the Branch, please contact Adrian on:-
ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@reciffosbup or 01455 610932