‘Drag bingo’ at Hinckley’s New Baron postponed

Mason Moore and Vaughan Moore | 1 August 2020

BOSSES over at the New Baron of Hinckley have sadly had to scrap this week’s upcoming bingo event on Thursday night.

Hinckley’s New Baron pub signage (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The Elmesthorpe Brewery-owned pub on Regent Street were going to hold their first ‘Burns’ Bingo Balls’ event for the first time since lockdown started back in March.

Due to the new Government guidelines which were announced yesterday, live events are having to stay postponed for now, so this week’s show has been scrapped and rescheduled to next month on Thursday September 3.

Leicestershire-based drag queen, Fanny Burns, was confirmed and scheduled to host the games of bingo as well as a ‘mystery bag’ game after the bingo had taken place.

At the time of publication, Fanny Burns was unavailable for comment.

A spokesperson for the New Baron said: “I think it’s rather unfair that the government make up their own rules last minute and forget how much financial and time planning goes into setting up an event.

“We are extremely disappointed, but we are merely postponing the even till Thursday September 3rd.”

New Baron employee, Shan Miles, said: “We are gutted to have to postpone Fanny Burns! But to keep staff and customers safe we have to follow strict guidelines from the government.

“We hope to have her back with us at The Baron very soon!”

Eat out to help out

The New Baron of Hinckley’s in-house chicken restaurant, Niri Niri’s, are one of the many Hinckley restaurants taking part in the new ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme.

Diners can ‘eat out to help out’ (Supplied by Nirad Solanki to the Hinckley Free Press)

Niri Niri’s are offering 50 per cent off both food and soft drinks throughout the month of August all day from Mondays to Wednesdays, with up to £10 off per person.

Booking is not required to take part in the offer.

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