Village pubs set to re-open

Spread Eagle, Cottingham

The Spread Eagle pub is set to re-open  the week commencing 16 April, offering lagers and bitters along with traditional ales, a range of wines and specialty gins. A new chef has also been appointed and the pub will be serving a menu of hearty, home made pub food including lasagne, lamb shanks, burgers, steaks, pizzas and jacket potatoes, as well as light bites for the afternoons.

New landlord Rob Wainde (pictured above) has lots of experience in the hospitality business, having managed a working men’s club in Leicestershire for 18 years and most recently running a village pub.

The Spread has been cleaned inside and out and redecorated, and the fireplace has been reinstated in the lounge. “We’re looking to create a homely, welcoming environment at the heart of the community and will be offering food from day one,” said Rob. “We’re also planning to put on quizzes, events and live music and would welcome ideas from villagers as to what they would like to see happening at the pub. I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to the Spread Eagle.”

For more information, contact Rob Wainde on 07563 954681 email

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Red Lion, Middleton

The Red Lion in Middleton is set to reopen as a top class Indian restaurant and wine bar. Naz Abdul (pictured right) who owns the multi-award winning Cinnamon Lounge in Market Harborough (previously located at the old Horse and Trumpet in Medbourne), is looking to open towards the end of April.

“I believe there is room in the market for a good Indian curry house serving Corby and the surrounding villages,” said Naz. “The Red Lion is the perfect location and I am really looking forward to getting the restaurant up and running. The Cinnamon Lounge is renowned for offering quality food that’s a little bit different, coupled with great service and a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere – and that’s what I’ll be looking to provide in Middleton.

“I am really keen to build a relationship with villagers and would welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have for the restaurant and bar. The response I’ve received through the village Facebook page so far has been fantastic, so please keep it coming, or please feel free to get in touch with me directly.”

Naz is also looking to recruit waiting staff and delivery drivers, both part time and full time. If you’re interested, please contact Naz on 07955 493575, email

This is fantastic news for the villages. Please do everything you can to support these establishments when they re-open their doors.