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Every week we are bringing you the latest pub and bars openings from around the UK. If you see somewhere you like, give it a follow and you can receive news, offers and events from them. Who doesn’t want an excuse to pop in for a pint?

The Wellington Ale House, Birmingham

Formerly the Duke of Wellington, one of the oldest pubs in Lichfield has re-opened with a new look and a new name. Now The Wellington Ale House, the pub is once again open to the public following a £130,000 refurbishment programme. It boasts a fabulous range of food, real ales and an extensive beer garden with decking. Although looking thoroughly modern these days, the building actually dates back to 1818 – hence the name.

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Pessimist Gin & Wine Bar, Lincoln

What could possibly be better than a selection of 150 gins? If you answered ‘nothing’ then we have something that is going to make you very happy! The Pessimist is now open for business in a former coffee warehouse with decor that reflects the building’s former industrial use. And if the extensive array of gins wasn’t enough to tempt you, there’s also some home-cooked food and dozens of wine choices thrown in for good measure. What’s not to love?

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Olivello Ristorante & Harry’s Bar, Linthorpe

This Italian restaurant and cocktail bar took its name from the famous Lake Como drinking spot – a favourite of George Clooney. They even received a message from their namesake to wish them well and let them know they had told their celebrity regular all about the opening. Which will of course come in handy for his next trip to Middlesbrough. Make sure you try the cocktail tree, George!

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Mixers Bar, Carlisle

Carlisle’s newest nightlife spot is hoping to bring a bit of variety to the town with its live music acts, DJ’s and wide-ranging bar offerings. Despite being brand new and only open 2 days a week, the bar has already hosted Adele and Robbie William’s tributes and a resident house DJ. And in keeping up the momentum, tomorrow night will see the venue welcome a Lady Gaga act.

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White Bear, Barrowford

Following a £150,000 refurbishment, the historic Grade II-listed White Bear has re-opened (an event they used to raise money for charity, might I add). As well as wood-flooring, an improved bar (with added gin shelf), and new furniture, the 400 year old pub has also been kitted out with Burnley FC memorabilia and will see BT & Sky Sports projected around the building – just in time for the big summer of sport!

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The Blue Arrow, Glasgow

If you’re a fan of La La Land, this could be the perfect place for you! The Blue Arrow, Glasgow’s first dedicated jazz club, will be opening its doors to the public this weekend on Sunday 18th February. With exclusive acts and events, the owners are hoping to not only pay homage to performers of the past who have ‘shaped the scene’, but also nurture the talents of a new generation of jazz performers.

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If you know of a pub opening that you would like us to feature in our blog, do let us know! You can email us at [email protected] or leave your suggestion in the comments.

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