A NEW micropub in the city centre will officially open this month.

Worcester will be welcoming the Cocky Anchor to Broad Street this month after the pub chain revealed it will be opening in November.

The watering hole will be in the historic Grade II listed building which used to house Phone Guru and will be opposite Wetherspoons.

The outside of the former phone store has been transformed into a traditional-looking pub with green-painted walls on the outside and slim wooden window frames.

Gold writing has appeared on the front of the venue, which reads Cocky Anchor, and a compass with number 61 has been printed onto the window above the front door.

Worcester News: Looking up at the new micropub. Looking up at the new micropub. (Image: NQ)An old-fashioned light has appeared on the porch of the venue and wooden flooring leads up to its front door. 

Looking up the building from Broad Street, different painted heads have also appeared on top of each window.

Plans to turn the empty five-storey building and former phone shop were backed by Worcester City Council more than a year ago but only a handful of details about the new watering hole have since been revealed.

The Cocky Anchor also has another pub in the Hampshire market town Romsey, which opened in 2021 and is owned by Anchor Real Estate.

The planning application submitted by Anchor Real Estate highlighted how the upper floors of the building would also be turned into a lounge, conference room, and private bar hire for functions.

According to the application, it will also be a manager’s flat and staff kitchen.

A new conservatory and decking would also be built on the top floor “offering a unique experience with views across a wide area of the city centre that has been out of reach for the general public for several decades.”

The building was formerly known as Cupola House and dates to 1740.

From around 1831, it was the home of naturalist and printer Edwin Lees.