Mason Moore and Vaughan Moore | 28 June 2020
HINCKLEY’s town centre is home to many independent and brewery-owned drinking holes.
Pubgoers have not been able to go into the public houses as they have been temporarily ‘out of bounds’ since the Government guidelines were put back in place in March for non-essential businesses to halt trading and to only keep essential businesses open.
Earlier this month, it was announced that pubs shall be given the green light to reopen on 4 July with many other non-essential and leisure services. The pubs will operate with social distancing measures in place to prevent the pandemic spreading further.
The town centre pubs would reopen with a more relaxed social distancing rule, the ‘one-metre plus rule’, which was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson just six days ago on 23 June.
The Elbow Room (Station Road)
The Elbow Room, based in one of the units in Hinckley’s Crescent complex, just a three minute walk away from Hinckley town centre, have publicly announced that they are reopening their doors on 4 July.
This will give their loyal patrons a chance to come on down on the reopening day and they will have the choice to sit either inside or outside as they stick to the social distancing rules in place with a pint in hand.
The New Baron (Regent Street)
The New Baron of Hinckley will reopen on 4 July, but with a big change as well as the ‘one-metre plus’ social distancing rule being in place.
Pubgoers will still be able to get their drinks poured and pints pulled at The New Baron’s bar, but for the food, the old menu from March pre-pandemic is no more.
Starting from the reopening day on July 4 for the New Baron, the Ex-Wetherspoons pub is now home to Nirad Solanki’s newest independent flamed-grilled chicken venture named Niri Niri’s.
The Bounty (Regent Street)
The Bounty have confirmed to the Hinckley Free Press that they shall be reopening their doors on 4 July.
Bar service will be available, just like it was pre-pandemic, but the pub are enforcing the government-issued social distancing guidelines for both their staff and customers to follow.
The Pestle and Mortar (Castle Street)
The Pestle and Mortar on Upper Castle Street are reopening on 4 July at 12 noon.
They are offering table service for those wanting to sit in with a drink, with no table booking in advance.
For those who do not want to sit in, The Pestle and Mortar are also offering a delivery service for Thursday evenings, in addition to this, they are also offering a collection service from the bar.