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Local pub group takes over popular Leamington cocktail bar

Local pub group Freespirit has continued its growth after taking over a cocktail bar in Leamington – with the promise of a packed new menu of live entertainment.

The House, which has reopened its doors on The Parade, following a brief period of closure, will be hosting regular music, comedy and events nights.

The large venue also boasts a loft space which can be hired for private events and activities, including weekly pilates classes, planned to commence from April.

The House, Leamington, Freespiriit Pubs

The House is the sixth and latest business to join the Freespirit Pub portfolio which is under the ownership of Leamington’s Mark Higgs. After taking over his first pub, The Castle at Edgehill in 2013, he went on to acquire The Bell at Ladbroke; The Sun Inn, Hook Norton; The Seven Stars, Marsh Baldon and The Red Lion at Hellidon.

Mark said: “Leamington has been on a radar for several years, and when we saw this venue was available last summer, the team and I did everything we could to get the opportunity to make this the next Freespirit Pub.

“We have five sites around Oxfordshire and Warwickshire all village, community, destination pubs. All are unique to their areas, but we feel we could bring the skills and lessons we’ve learned to a much wider audience. The House has the potential to be a venue for all. Offering a unique space every day and all- ay to the people of Leamington.

“The newest member of the Freespirit family is a cool, funky and energetic little sibling to our traditional pubs. We believe we can really bring something very special to Leamington with great people, amazing drinks, and food – with an awesome vibe.”

The team is headed up by Pub Director Dariusz Remisz, General Manager Lofti Saidi and Kamil Sitek who takes on his first Head Chef role within the company. Kamil is serving up an array of popular dishes, from sharing boards, small plates and sandwiches through to hearty home comforts, burgers and Sunday Lunch.

Mark added: “We are very lucky to have an amazing group of people around us and are looking forward to building a new team under the guidance of Dariusz and Lotfi, who bring amazing experience and a wealth of knowledge of Leamington to our team.”

The House, Leamington, Freespiriit Pubs

Alongside the food offering in the dining room and front room, bar manager Cameron Gilbert is serving up a huge range of cocktails, mocktails and craft drinks.

The venue’s Music Room will play host to regular live events including musicians every Friday and Saturday, Open Mic nights on Thursdays (from March 2nd) and a changing comedy line-up on the first Tuesday of every month.

The House reopened its doors on January 27th following a short closure, and trades under Everards Brewery which runs more than 130 pubs and venues in the Leicestershire and Warwickshire areas.

The House, Leamington, Freespiriit Pubs

It is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 11am-11pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11am-1am and Sundays 11am-9pm.

Visit: here for further information.