30 new jobs as bar says cheers to second Midlands launch

A new bar is set to launch in Leicester’s Market Street next month shortly after plans were announced for a venue in Nottingham, creating a further 30 jobs for the region.

The new Head of Steam bar will replace the former Reynard pub in Leicester city centre, and will champion local breweries as part of its offering, including Brewsters, Charnwood and Framework & Langton.

It will showcase around 30 lines of some of the best craft ale, real ale, cider and beers from around the world.

Set across two floors, the 3,509 sq ft site space will offer a main bar, a VIP floor that can be reserved for special functions such as business conferences and meetings, and a beer garden with seating for 30 people.

The Head of Steam is owned by Hartlepool-based Camerons Brewery.

Chris Soley, chief executive at Camerons Brewery, said: “We are thrilled to be opening another venue here in the East Midlands, as part of our continued and rapid expansion south of the country. The Midlands is a thriving hub for business, and the perfect place to carry on our expansion.

“We are on course to open the Nottingham venue at the end of March, and Leicester next month with Birmingham planned for later in the spring/summer. More plans are in store for the Midlands as we move forwards, so watch this space.”

Established in 1995, The Head of Steam has 13 pubs across the North of England in cities including Leeds, Newcastle, Hull, and Liverpool.