Roundup of March's Pub News
Sunday 12 March 2017
- The Clarendon, Hinckley is reported to have stopped selling cask ales. Last Tuesday there was a fire possibly started by an electrical fault, and the pub is temporarily shut for repairs.
- The Elephant & Castle had a new landlord in January. Paul and Lisa now have a new food menu, and Everards are redecorating and renovating the toilets.
- Alan Tingey from the Globe at Snarestone, finally took over the lease of the Black Horse in Appleby Magna towards the end of February.
- The Red Lion, Barwell changed hands again in February 2017 – the new landlord is Del Clifford.
- The Red Lion, Earl Shilton reopened in February after major refurbishments by Punch. The new landlord is Phil Hughes and he is offering CAMRA members 20p off a pint of cask ale on production of a membership card. He also hopes to hold some mini beer festivals for the summer.
- The Chequers in Burbage has refurbished the garden, patio and smoking areas.
- Wetherspoon’s Baron will be holding their Spring Real-Ale festival from 22 March until 2 April with 30 festival beers from 30 breweries, of which 25 are in the UK and 5 are overseas. The festival line-up also includes new, seasonal and specialty beers, many of which have been brewed exclusively for them.
- Burbage Community Arts Festival ‘music in the pubs’ will be held on 3 May from 8pm in the village pubs