When it was announced a few months back that The Western pub would be closing under its current owners, there’s was huge hope from everyone surrounding the pub that new owners would be found quickly. And they have!

Current Everards business owners John and Moira Rossiter, who have had The Sir Robert Peel pub since 2016, are delighted to announce that they will be taking this as their second pub!

John and Moira love Leicester and they couldn’t think of anywhere else they’d rather have a second pub. John said “We’ve had so much support at the Peel over the years and have great customers that make our pub come alive.

We are passionate about proper pubs and want to keep another traditional pub alive and within its community, especially as pubs are and will continue to disappear and especially because of the current circumstances. We want to put The Western back onto the ‘real ale’ and pub circuit in the local vicinity, just like we have done here at the Peel.

We’ve also been chatting with the team that run ‘Upstairs at the Western’, a well loved and established theatre group who use the space above the pub, which sees 150 plus shows put on per season and hope to welcome them back when we open.”

Although all pubs are currently closed, John and Moira have the keys to The Western and are using this time to get everything in order and ready for opening the doors as soon as they are allowed to.

“We have been busy refreshing and doing some general maintenance at the Peel, together with planning for the opening of The Western.” shares John. “This current situation is a financial drain and has heightened anxiety for the future of our business due to the changes in the inevitable short and medium term of the economy, but we are very excited about The Western and can see just how much potential it has to be a great pub.”