A FORMER steak restaurant has been taken over by a huge pub chain in Worcester City Centre.

The former Worcester Steak 'n' Grill House, in the Cornmarket, has been taken over Davenports Brewery, who are giving the venue a full refurbishment.

The location has posters on doors promoting the takeover and a message saying "see you soon".

It was listed for sale on March 2 2021.

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The venue previously opened as Francesca's in November 2019 and before that was called the Maltster, Bar 12 and the Slug and Lettuce.

Davenports is one of the largest brewing and pub retailing companies in the region, with an artisan brewery, distribution centre and head office situated in Birmingham.

The business also owns and operates hotels, nightclubs and event venues around the West Midlands region.

Davenports' branded beer is sold through online retailers and across pubs in the West Midlands.

Some of Davenports' pubs include The Elms in Shareshill, The Port House in Stourport, The Queen's Head in Birmingham and The Coach House in Stratford.

The location has yet to confirm an opening date.