Muti million hotel plans for Leicester’s Last Plantagenet pub

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has submitted plans to transform Last Plantagenet pub in the centre of Leicester into a hotel as part of a £2.5m project.

If the application gets the green light, 38 bedrooms will be created on the currently vacant upper floors of the building.

Wetherspoons’ spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are keen to open a hotel above our popular and well established pub in Leicester city centre.

“We believe that the hotel will be a good addition to the pub and also for Leicester itself.”

The council is expected to make a final decision on the proposal for the pub, which was named after Richard III, by the end of the year.

It comes after the company submitted a plan to extend its Saxon Crown hotel in Corby to the borough council last month (June).

Wetherspoons, which first branched out into running accommodation in 1998, is planning to spend £1.5m on the Corby hotel if that application is given the go-ahead.