Leopard21 Market Place
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Please see pub Facebook or website for details of any take-out or delivery services available and any news about future reopening. Updated 19 Jan
See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.
UPDATE 1 MARCH 2021 - Building now bought by a property developer who plans to turn the old hotel and back part into luxury apartments. The pub will remain and a new licencee is in talks. Hoping to reopen later this year. More detail to follow.
UPDATE - Liceencees of 11 years decided to move out during the Covid19 Pandemic. Building now up for sale by the Pub Company. Local PPPG group looking to get a ACV on the building due to historical importance.
The Leopard was once known as the 'Savoy of the Midlands' and records of its existence as a public house date back to 1765 when Josiah Wedgwood and James Brindley famously met there to discuss the opening of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Regular Ghost Hunts are held in The Leopard, and the upstairs corridors are said to be haunted.