Hinckley micropub remains open – despite roadworks outside entrance

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 May 2023

ROADWORKS surround an award-winning micropub at the top of Hinckley town centre – but the owner has reassured punters that they can still pop in for a pint.

Barriers outside the front of The Pestle and Mortar (Image: Mason Moore)

The Pestle and Mortar, on Upper Castle Street, are one of the businesses affected by the roadworks being carried out by National Grid.

Contractors working with the electricity firm have been digging up part of the road to fix an ‘electrical fault’, which is why barriers were installed at the front of the pub.

Whilst The Pestle remains open, they have temporarily lost both of the two outdoor seating bays. But, this was done in order to make space for the barriers being put up.

The main digging works were seemingly completed today (15 May). Now, the next step is covering over the hole with the new slabs, which are ready to be put in place.

The works started on Saturday (13 May), and according to one.network, they are expected to conclude in less than a week’s time, on Friday, May 19. However, these could even be completed days earlier.

A bartender for the pub praised the gas and electricity firm for how quick they were to come and down and fix the fault, as it was only reported two days ago.

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