Elmesthorpe Brewery snap up Staffordshire pub

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 2 February 2021

ELMESTHORPE BREWERY, a Leicestershire-based pub chain, owned by local entrepreneurs and publicans, Nirad and Payal Solanki, have successfully snapped up a new site in a town centre in Staffordshire.

The Elmesthorpe Brewery logo (Supplied)

The pub chain’s newly-acquired Staffordshire-located pub was purchased as a freehold property as a part of a large buy-out from a hospitality group who were selling off their sites.

This now marks their eighth location under the brand’s name – they have other sites located in Leicestershire and afar across England.

Whilst the site of the public house has not yet been revealed at the time of publication (2 February), the independent chain have exclusively revealed their plans for the location to the Hinckley Free Press.

Elmesthorpe Brewery have revealed their interest in using the bar as a town centre pub at the heart of the town’s community, or even potentially turning it into a sports bar, perhaps with TV’s and pool tables, or a late night music venue as there is a late-night licence, however a decision has not yet been made on the use.

The company are even hoping to go ahead with further optimistic plans to seek planning permission for an extensive Private Residential Scheme to the rear and uppers of the building, which, if this went ahead, would then be acquired, developed, and retained by their holding company.

In a statement issued to The Hinckley Free Press, a spokesperson said: “We’re really, really excited with our new public house and redevelopment scheme in a prime location.

“It needs some cosmetic and structural works doing to it to get the pub up and running.

“The toilets are on the first floor, so we are relocating them downstairs into the kitchen and keeping it as a wet-led venue.

“We envisage it being a sports/community pub, bar, or club, as it has a late night license with several pool tables and TVs, and of course some drag nights with bingo.”

“We’re hoping to put a planning application in for an extensive Private Residential Scheme to the rears and uppers which will be acquired, developed and retained by our holding company.”

In December 2020, one of Elmesthorpe Brewery’s locations, The New Baron of Hinckley, in Hinckley town centre, made both national and regional headlines after they applied to officially become a place of worship in a bid to tackle Tier 3 restrictions, which they are still awaiting an outcome on.

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