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King Richard III

70 Highcross Street, Leicester, LE1 4NN

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Something's missing, and we think it might be you!

We haven't got it quite right with this pub - We’ve worked with some great business owners who took the pub on as an additional site and added a fantastic food offer. However we’ve all learnt that the King Richard III needs to be more of a relaxed “proper local, in the city” with the same friendly face behind the bar to give that warm welcome and character you expect each time you visit your local.

King Richard III is a beautifully restored, Victorian pub in the thriving city of Leicester, it's in an excellent location sitting just to the side of Jubilee Square and the food court of the Highcross shopping centre.

Over the last few years, a lot of love and attention has been put into restoring this beautiful pub to become the inviting and charming venue it is today.

King Richard III is full of character and given our recent learnings, it is believed that this would make a fantastic drinking pub, offering real ales, local beers and a great wine selection with a side helping of tempting pub snacks - attracting real pub goers!

On entry, you are met by a warm and welcoming bar area with a fully opening window to the front. There is an additional seating area that has been beautifully decorated and is currently used as a dining room, which is served by the new commercial kitchen on the upper floor. To the side of the pub, you will find a great outdoor seating area with wall to wall planting - great for entertainment in all weathers and a gem to have in the heart of the city..

It’s expansive upstairs private accommodation also provides great city centre living.

Leicester City Centre continues to develop, with the recent opening of the Novotel hotel just around the corner and being steps away from the High Cross shopping centre and casino, King Richard III sits in a prime location.

We are looking for someone with experience in the pub industry, who has a good head for business and a great vision, to take on this exciting opportunity, offering a point of difference to the area.

If this sounds like you, we would love to chat!

Interested? Give us a call on 0116 201 4260 or email us here

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Public areas

  • Main bar area
  • Dining area/second room
  • Kitchen
  • Garden

Private areas

  • 3x Bedrooms
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
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The community

The pub’s namesake, King Richard III, whose remains were found only a stone’s throw away from the pub in 2012, is one of many reasons why Leicester has firmly placed itself on the map for tourists to the area, with record numbers of more than 33 million people visiting the city and county in 2016.

Thousands visit Leicester Cathedral, located minutes away, to visit the site of King Richard’s reinterment, and, more recently, Luke Jerram’s 23-foot high The Moon which drew 28,000 visitors in 10 days.

We are very fortunate to have three great sporting teams, Leicester Tigers, Leicester City Football Club and the Leicester Riders, with many supporters gathering in the area ahead of sporting matches and heading to the stadiums all of which are within walking distance from the pub.

Add to this the full and varied cultural diary of Leicester, from the ever-growing Comedy Festival to the Belgrave Mela and City Festival, rarely a month goes by when there isn’t reason to visit the city centre.

The area has seen huge investment in recent years; The Highcross shopping centre draws shoppers from across the county, Jubilee Square, where events and gatherings are held regularly for patrons of the city and new offices and hotels are currently being built to cater for the rise of both tourism and business across Leicester.

With taxi ranks, public transport and the railway all close by, getting in and out of the city couldn't be easier. The pub also sits behind one of the main access roads in and out of the city.

The pub couldn't be better positioned location wise!


70 Highcross Street, Leicester, LE1 4NN
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