A brand new £300,000 renovated bar is hitting Leicester’s Market Street and its one for the sophisticated pub goer, breaking the mould on whether a pub chooses be ‘day’ or ‘night’.


‘The Distillery’, (unashamedly so named) has a great focus on craft beer and gins yet so much more besides. It’s hugely modern with industrial finishes, reclaimed wood and a modern décor destined to appeal to Leicester’s budding artists, stylists and aspiring hipsters.


The edgy food menu goes from en vogue breakfast to hero sourdough pizzas, yet next to the pub’s eighteen TV screens, this is a pub that boldly says sports enthusiasts are also suave whilst its entertainment policy oozes ‘we love music.’


Opening its doors 6th November, a showcase event on Saturday 11th November starts with refined menu tasters on tap, before a DJ sets the stage for something a little more high-energy revealing the day to night, guilty pleasures Leicester’s new bar has to offer.


“We are filling the gap for a modern, upbeat stylish bar in Leicester that creates the right atmosphere for the different needs of our customers throughout the day,” said manager Jamie Cameron.


A stone’s throw from the town hall and iconic square fountain the bang up to date transformation of what was the Slug & Lettuce, is a great investment for the city, whilst also creating six new jobs.


The quirky décor and funky memorabilia includes neon lights illuminating thirteen taps, a nod to craft ale and cider paradise including Camden pale Ale, Jaipur and Dead Pony alongside cask ales such as Hobgoblin and Mad Goose.


Sky and BT means a range of sports from Boxing, NFL rugby and football with subtly, or in its entire furore such as big matches attract – though the table service during big games will ensure continued indulgence whilst never missing a score!


All the season gins are on offer alongside a range of cocktails bringing Victorian punch bowls as well as quirky blends and bookable cocktail, gin and rum master classes. Its 2 for 1 cocktails Mon-Thurs 5-8pm, and all day Friday Saturday!


Sourdough pizzas, tempting tapas sharers and an enviable line up of desserts consider the veggie, trendsetter, and crav-able burger lover. The Japanese Wagyu Beef Burger ticks all the foodgasm boxes with oozing molten cheese sauce, wrapped for extra juice and succulence whilst the Sundae Pint of ice-cream, brownie, Churros, flake, marshmallows, caramel and raspberry coulis is just one sample of some amazing treats.


A weekly line of entertainment includes Monday quiz night with a twist and high-energy weekends with music on the decks Friday and Saturdays nights. Thursday 2for1 Pizza, and Fizz Friday.



2nd November 2017


For more information please contact:

Lucy Macfarlane

t:   020 8605 3544
m: 0771 309 8243