The Saint can confirm that The Criterion is set to re-open on Friday 30 May.
The South Street pub has been closed for several weeks for work on the building’s drainage system. The entire bar had to be removed during this process, to make room for laying the drainage.
Steve Latto, a spokesperson for the pub, said: “This has been successfully completed and we are now doing the reinstatement works along with some improvements to layout and toilets. We are on schedule to open on May 30.”
This refutes rumours among students that the pub was closed for asbestos removal.