Wetherspoon’s set to open in Oakham

The former Royal British Legion building in Oakham where a new JD Wetherspoon pub is set to open next month
The former Royal British Legion building in Oakham where a new JD Wetherspoon pub is set to open next month
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The doors to a new family-friendly pub in Oakham are set to open next week.

Pubs giant JD Wetherspoon’s new premises The Captain Noel Newton will open on Tuesday.

The company has spent £1.37 million redeveloping the former Royal British Legion building, in High Street. The development has created 44 new jobs.

The new pub will be open from 8am until midnight, Sunday to Thursday and 8am until 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Food will be served every day until 11pm.

It will specialise in real ales, serving a wide range including beers from local and regional brewers.

The venue will display photos, artwork and information boards relating to the history and characters of the area.

The pub will be opened by Oakham mayor Adam Lowe and manager Stephen McCourt.

Mr McCourt said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to Oakham’s community.”

JD Wetherspoon is also looking to open a pub at offices currently occupied by Mercury staff in Sheep Market, Stamford.

Planning permission has been approved but negotiations over opening hours are on-going between the firm and South Kesteven District Council.