The bar at the Head of Steam Headingly, giving an idea of how the new venues will look


Camerons Brewery is continuing its UK pub expansion project with the opening of two new The Head of Steam venues. The brewer recently announced it would be opening a new venue in Birmingham in May this year, and have now confirmed that it has agreed to open sites in Nottingham and Leicester.

The first venue to open will be the Nottingham site, which is located on High Pavement in the city centre (previously trading under the Living Room and Missoula Montana names). This venue is due to open mid-April.

The Leicester venue, located on Market Street at the site of the former Reynard pub, will open towards the end of April. This will be the first time the North East brewer has opened venues in Nottingham or Leicester.

Like the other The Head of Steam venues, this site will include an eclectic selection of UK and world beers. The Nottingham site will feature 19 keg lines and the Leicester venue will have 20 keg beers available. This will include a selection of rotating craft beers, plus both sites will boast eigh cask ale lines with beers sourced from the local area as well as brewers across the UK. A selection of premium cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks will also complete the drinks range.

Pub classics

Food will be served daily at both venues, and will include a selection of traditional British pub classics with a contemporary twist, plus fresh artisan stone-baked pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and tapas and cask beer flights.  The menu will also include selected dishes using beers on sale in the bar as ingredients, including the Full Head of Steam Burger (made with the brewers Röad Crew beer).

Camerons chief executive, Chris Soley, said: “We have spent a lot of time looking for venues across the UK, and in particular the Midlands area. Both Nottingham and Leicester were obviously cities we were extremely keen to see The Head of Steam brand feature in, and we’re delighted we were able to secure venues for both in prime city centre locations.

“We have already secured a site in Birmingham, which will open in late spring, and we continue to look for other opportunities to add to our growing retail estate this year.”

The brewer this week opened its latest The Head of Steam venue in the Manchester suburb of Didsbury.