Hungry Horse pub set to open as part of new multi-million community in Rugby

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A new pub will open in Rugby, it has been announced.

Pub retailer and brewer Greene King has announced the opening of a family-focused Hungry Horse pub at St Modwen’s new multi-million pound urban community on the A426 Leicester Road in Rugby.

Set to generate 40 new jobs, the new 200 cover pub will include a children’s outdoor play area, new landscaping and an 80 space car park.

Hungry Horse is also giving Rugby people the chance to make their mark on the new pub by launching a naming competition.

The pub is part of the second phase of the 70 acre Leicester Road scheme which St Modwen is developing on the former Alstom industrial complex.

The company’s residential business, St Modwen Homes, is currently onsite constructing 87 new apartments and houses while St Modwen is delivering nearly three acres of public open space, local play areas, landscaping, a wildlife area and pedestrian and cycle links.

Future phases will include the creation of another 420 homes, 2.5 acres of employment space and a further eight acres of public open spaces and landscaping.

Ken Millbanks, group property director at Greene King, said: “The new Leicester Road development is set to be a thriving residential, leisure and work community, offering us the perfect location for a Hungry Horse pub. We are pleased to contribute to the success of the new community and are pleased to be supporting the local economy by creating new jobs.”

St Modwen senior development surveyor Peter Rudd added said: “Our new Leicester Road scheme is quickly gathering pace and we are pleased that a high profile name like Greene King has recognised its strength as a vibrant community in a prime location.”