There’s a new look for one of Leicester’s city centre pubs this week as The Friary re-opens its doors on Thursday 7 November following a massive £200,000 investment.

Located on Hotel Street, the venue has undergone a complete overhaul and been transformed into a sports and dining hub with a full redecoration throughout. They’ll be hosting an opening party on Friday 8 November from 7pm with live music and a free glass of fizz for the first 100 people through the door.

Sports fans will be happy as the pub will now boast one of the best local sports offerings, with two dedicated TV screen walls (yes tv screen walls). First up, on opening weekend, you can enjoy Leicester City vs. Arsenal on Saturday, not forgetting the Man City vs. Liverpool gave on Sunday. Bookable booths with individual screens will also offer the perfect option for those that prefer fewer distractions, while pool tables and darts boards will keep guests entertained during half time.

The drinks menu features a range of premium draught beer and Cask Ales and a creative range of spirits, including Hendrick’s Summer Solstice, Beefeater Blood Orange and Verano Watermelon gin. There are also party bowls and a selection of cocktails including the famous Pornstar Martini, classic Singapore Sling and a refreshing Mojito starting from £7.49. Low and no-alcohol choices have also been added, including Gordon’s Ultra Low G&T and Cedar’s 0% gin.

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The pub has also launched a brand-new food menu. Guests can now build their own burgers, starting with double, triple or quadruple chicken, beef or soya patties and adding toppings such as classic cheese and bacon, BBQ sauce and Wotsits or Hot Buffalo sauce and crispy onions amongst others. There are also wings and dishes to share with friends, as well as pub classics like pies or fish & chips. An extended range of Vegetarian and plant-based dishes has been added and including meat-free tikka masala and meat-free sausage rolls!

Offers that run throughout the week will give customers the best value for money – whether they fancy chicken wings on Mondays, a burger & drink starting from £7.79 on Tuesdays or one of Britain’s best dishes on Fridays. Weekends will also see great deals on sharers and Sunday dinners, making the perfect pairing for the pub’s events that include Killer Pool on Mondays, Sports Tuesdays and a quiz every Thursday evening from 7:30pm.

For more information and to book a booth, visit:


12 Hotel Street, Leicester, LE1 5AW

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 00:00
Friday – Saturday: 09:00 – 01:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00