Hinckley, located in southwest Leicestershire, is set to receive it’s second micropub following the recent opening of the ‘Pestle and Mortar’ micropub earlier this month.
Married couple Tim and Wendy Arnold plan to run the micropub along with their two sons as a family venture. Tim, 54, currently works as an IT consultant and plans to keep his current job until he is able to dedicate all of his time to the Elbow Room, which he hopes to achieve within 12 months time.
“Real ale is a passion of mine and I had read about micropubs so it just sort of spun from there.
“I’d actually been looking for premises for about two years and then the unit at The Crescent came up and I saw it as a great opportunity.
“We are underneath the cinema in what hopefully will be a vibrant shopping centre.
“There’s already been a lot of interest in Elbow Room and it’s all really exciting.”
With the capacity for 12 casks, The Elbow Room will offer customers a variety of different ales along with fine wines, speciality spirits and various ciders with pub snacks also available at the bar. While the building has an entertainments licence, keeping with the micropub tradition, no gambling machines nor loud music will be found here. The Elbow Room is expected to open it’s doors to patrons by early November.