Video: Stonegate’s student takeover continues to sweep Leicester

Leicestershire Press

By Chanell Wallace, Ollie Gibbs, Perry Johnson, Callum Faulds and Bethany Spence

The UK’s largest private pub company is steadily making its mark on Leicester’s night scene, and you probably don’t even know who they are.

With Slug and Lettuce, Yates, Common Room and a variety of free houses throughout the nation under their belt, the chances are you’ve drunk in a Stonegate pub.

Now here in Leicester, the Walkabout bar is back from a two-year hiatus.

Set up in Belvoir Street, the company has removed its former Yates site in favour of Walkabout, which hosts it’s VIP launch party this Friday (DEC8).

Image 1 The Walkabout bar in Leicester targets students with its urban interior

The site’s general manager Anna Winterton hopes to “push more towards the student clientele” in this branding transition.

However, there is a question on how this move will have an impact on the street’s antisocial behavioural…

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