Local Pub/Club Guide
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Branch pubs selling real ale
- Appleby Magna
- Black Horse
2 Top Street
New manager February 2020
A 2 roomed traditional village pub with a separate restaurant in an attractive C16th black and white timbered building. Outside seating at the side of the pub and in small courtyard area. No food at present. 1 Beer: Pedigree Disabled access: small step from car park, level inside to lounge and restaurant, steps to gents toilets, level to ladies.
- Crown Inn
23 Church Street
Friendly one roomed village local next to the church. Dogs and children welcome. New Licensees June 2017. Beers are Marston's Pedigree + 2 guests. Beer festivals are planned for February and August each year. Coffees served, no food served but are cobs available at weekends. 'pop up pizza' nights are held and are advertised on facebook. Pigeon Club meets in the pub. 1 step at front door. Small step from car park/garden then 2 steps to back entrance. Large garden plus tables at front of pub.
- Golden Duck Brewery Cellar Bar
Sir John Moore Foundation, 87 Top Street
Cellar bar opened 1 June 2018 at the Sir John Moore Foundation School in Appleby Magna Fridays 6.30 to 10.30 only 2 Beers from Golden Duck Brewery next door, straight from the cask. 3 roomed converted cellar in former stately home. Entrance is on the right hand side of the building or through the garden area and down a flight of stairs. Ample parking. Roberts Bus No 7 from the centre of Appleby Magna (approx 1/2 mile walk)
Sir John Moore made his fortune in the City of London, becoming Lord Mayor of London in 1681 during the reign of Charles II. Wishing to use his wealth to benefit his home county, Sir John financed the building of a school next to his family estate. Sir John commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to prepare the initial drawings. After Wren's first design, the work was taken on by local architect Sir William Wilson. It opened as a Free School for boys in 1697
- Black Horse 2 Top Street Appleby Magna DE12 7AH moc.loa@angamybelppaesrohkcalbeht(01530) 588913
- Appleby Parva
- Appleby Inn
Large, good value, restaurant, bar, and hotel with 26 bedrooms and meeting suites. Family owned and managed since 1986. Beers: Pedigree, Doom Bar plus 1 guest. Children's play area and adventure trail (2017) Two roomed lounge bar with a smaller bar showing Sports TV, refurbished January 2019 Disabled toilet, level access on ground floor
- Appleby Inn Atherstone Road, Appleby Parva DE12 7AP ku.oc.nniybelppa@ofni(01530) 270463
- Bird in Hand
This thatched timber-framed 15th century pub has many original features. Dogs are welcome in the bar and snug whilst the lounge has additional semi-private alcoves which are ideal for family meals or groups. There is also a small dining room. There is a car park at the rear and a large safe garden with family-sized picnic tables. At the front there are more picnic tables next to the ancient Butter Cross There is a marquee available for hire which is also used during beer festivals. The pub is two miles from Twycross Zoo and two miles from Junction 11 of the M42. Tamworth Castle and Pleasure Grounds are six miles away. 2 regular beers - Pedigree and Banks' Mild plus 4 guests. Disabled toilet. Very small step to front door otherwise level access.
- Bird in Hand Main Road Austrey CV9 3EG moc.liamg@4321shtiffirghterag(01827) 830260
- Red Lion
9 Newbold Road
A 3 roomed pub with a bar, lounge and dining area serving home cooked food served in the evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. Formerly the Kismat Indian Restaurant, it reopened as a pub in November 2017. Marston's Pedigree and a guest ale are served. Seating outside near entrance and large grassed garden Level access through out, steps to garden area
- Three Tuns
16 West End
Drinkers village pub, loud music.
New landlady May 2017
- Red Lion 9 Newbold Road Barlestone CV13 0DZ (01455) 290265
- Barwell Constitutional Club
20 Chapel Street
Established in 1910, Barwell & District Constitutional Club is a social club offering a venue for various gatherings and social events in the local area.
- Barwell Sports Bar
The Barn, Kirkby Road
Formerly a club, now a 4 room family orientated free house with function room. The pub has football, cricket and dominoes teams. Various clubs and groups use the premises including shooting, crafts, retirement groups. Beers are usually Doom Bar plus one guest. Happy hour Friday 4-6pm. Bar Snacks are available during opening hours. Outside seating overlooks cricket pitch & bowling green.
- Blacksmiths Arms
1 Chapel Street
Popular locals pub with U shaped single room bar and several quiet alcoves. 2 regular beers: Marston's EPA and Saddle tank. Freshly made cobs always available.
- Cross Keys
32 Chapel Street
Friendly 2 roomed local with skittle alley/function room. Large pub garden to the rear. The pub runs teams for: darts(4), pool, dominoes and long alley skittles. New landlord from April 2019. 3 regular beers Adnams Southwold, Courage Directors and draught Bass.
- Queens Head
80 High Street
Second oldest building in the village, after the church, this former village coaching inn has a central servery to beamed bar, lounge & snug. It is listed by CAMRA as an interior of some regional historic interest, see http://www.heritagepubs.org.uk/pubs/pubguide.asp New licensee from Oct 2019.
- Red Lion
1 Mill Street
2 roomed traditional village pub. Public bar at front with pool table, lounge to the rear. Free pool table Wednesday evenings. Live music on Fridays. Karaoke disco on Saturdays. Good value Sunday lunch served. 3 beers: Pedigree, Saddle Tank plus 1 guest, and 1 real cider on handpull.
- Barwell Constitutional Club 20 Chapel Street Barwell LE9 8DD moc.liamg@bulceinnocllewrab(01455) 843154
- Anchor Inn
Church Street, Burbage
This very popular village pub is comfortably refurbished in a nautical theme and is affectionately known by locals as the Yacht Club. One of three rooms has BT Sport which attracts a large following of rugby fans. As well as Marston's Burton Bitter and Pedigree, 2 or 3 guest ales from the Marston's stable are always available and occasionally 1 real cider. Live good quality music features every other Saturday night. An attractive well maintained garden is a delight on warmer days. New smoking shelter and terrace March 2017. Part of the garden is accessible through the side gate. 2 steps into pub at front door, 1 step from garden.
- Burbage & District Constitutional Club
Smart Grade II Listed Club in centre of village with comfortable panelled Lounge. Long Alley Skittles, Snooker tables, Dominoes, bingo and Bowling Green.
CAMRA members are welcome. Accompanied non-CAMRA members will need to be signed in and pay 50p (or £2.00 when there is live entertainment). Regular beers - Marston's Saddle Tank and Greene King Abbot. Up to 3 guest beers, often from local breweries. Disabled facilities: level access to bar, ramp to function room, disabled toilet. Steps to outside area/bowling green.
Local CAMRA Branch Club of the Year 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, also East Midlands regional club of the year 2016, 2017 and 2018.
26 Lutterworth Road
New landlords May 2019.
Traditional local, built in 1861 with a main bar and smaller back room. Refurbished 2015/2016. New Kitchens and restaurant 2017. Food served lunch time Saturday and Sunday, evenings Monday - Saturday. Restaurant area seats 60. 3 beers - Bombadier, Eagle IPA, Courage Directors. One may be changed for a guest. Live acts every Saturday night - see Facebook for details. Outside there is a car park and a large patio and garden, with children's play area - refurbished 2017. Disabled Access: 1 step at front, level from car park, 1 step to toilets
- Cross Keys
Reopened after alterations November 2018 with new management.
Warm, welcoming traditional village pub with 3 bars serving 4 four rooms. Alterations in October 2018 have opened up the pub and improved access, while still retaining the original 4 rooms and bar area. New carpets and seating installed. Large well kept garden includes a covered seating area and smoking shelter. Gate opens on to the playing fields behind. Traditional pub games. 3 real ales. Level access from side gate to back door and garden. Food available: breakfast and evenings Thursday to Saturday, lunches Tuesday to Saturday from May 2019 from "House Kitchen@ The Cross Keys"
- Hansom Cab
A new build pub by Greene King for the Hungry Horse chain, opened in August 2015. Bar opens at 11am. Separate over 18's bar area. 3 beers from Greene King list plus 1 or 2 guest ales (Summer 2016 - 1 guest beer/1 real cider). Outside seating area, childrens play area. Disabled access to all areas and toilet.
- Hinckley Knight
An air conditioned, family friendly pub on the A5 near to the M69 junction 2.
Greene King IPA and sometimes a 2nd beer from the Greene King list and a wide range of pub food and Sunday lunches are served.
The sports room has table football, pool, video golf and there are four large TVs in the sports bar showing Sky and BT Sports.
Travel is available to all Leicester City football club matches - all prices are available on ausdenclark.co.uk.
Opened October 1932, the second in a projected series of 'wayside hostelries' built by the Knights of the Road Ltd. The original Modernist hotel has now been virtually buried under later accretions with just a few of the original features still visible.
- Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel
4* hotel in a rural setting at the junction of the M69 and A5. Popular for weddings with five function rooms that can host between 50 and 400 guests. Various restaurant options including Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill. Food is also served in the Triumph Bar from 5:00pm - 10:00pm and in the Piazza Bar from 7:00am - 10:00pm daily. Fitness suite with indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa pool, and steam room.
- Lime Kilns Brew Pub
Situated alongside the Ashby Canal, where it crosses the A5, the pub was originally an 18th-century coaching inn. It is now a brewpub and offers free garden side moorings, a large canal side beer garden with a functions marquee. The first floor lounge has canal views and an open fire in winter. The downstairs room has been renovated (October 2017) and has level access to the garden. The guest beers change regularly and includes beers from the on site Buswells Brewery. Up to 9 real ciders are served including Weston's and Thatchers. Traditional food is served, with homemade pies and special deals on Monday to Thursday evenings. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2016.
- Red Lion
14 Windsor Street
One roomed traditional village pub with garden, patio and function room.
Under new management October 2015. Refurbished July 2016 with new seating and revamped smoking area. Beers - Bass, Doom Bar + 3 guests. Food available Monday to Friday 12 till 3.
60 Windsor Street
This large old village pub with a modern interior was refurbished in Sept 2013 when the current tenant took over. The emphasis is again back to quality real ales. 3 beers - Pedigree, Wainwright plus a guest. One cider usually from Thatchers or Westons Old Rosie. Patio seating area and children's play area. Food served by "The Sycamores Kitchen" Tuesday to Sunday. Restaurant upstairs for evening meals.
2 roomed estate pub on corner site. Opened as 'The Woolcomber' on 29th September 1960. July 2016 reverted to its original name of The Woolcomber. The SaAnu Indian Restaurant opened at The Woolcomber on 8 May 2017 serving English and Indian food - 01455 896 969/07877 166 776
- Anchor Inn Church Street, Burbage Burbage LE10 2DA moc.egabrubrohcna@bob(01455) 636107
- Gate Hangs Well
39 Barton Road
Village pub with an L-shaped bar & a conservatory with views across open fields. Refurbished in 2015. Beers are one from the local Market Bosworth Brewery, Bass, Doom Bar and 1 guest. Food is available on Thursday evenings from 7pm, from "The Jockey Door" - a horsebox catering trailer, Saturday breakfast 9.30-12.00, evenings fish & chips and Sunday lunch 12-4.
There are eight different walks in the area. All the paths are waymarked. To find out more on the walks click on the link from the pub website.
- Gate Hangs Well 39 Barton Road Carlton CV13 0DB ten.llewsgnahetag@ofni(01455) 290806
- Horse & Jockey
Large country pub with separate bar, lounge area and restaurant. In addition to the three regular beers, a guest is usually offered, often from LocAle breweries Live Music Tuesdays - Fridays. Disabled access: level from car park, 2 steps to front door, disabled toilets available.
- Horse & Jockey Main Street Congerstone CV13 6LY moc.liamg@enotsregnocjh(01827) 881220
- Dog & Hedgehog
2 The Green
A friendly free house that continues to build on its reputation for good ales, as well as having a fine restaurant serving the best in locally produced food. Situated in a picturesque location, the terrace and beer garden overlook the Ashby Canal and famous site of the Battle of Bosworth (1485). The bar boasts three LocAles, two of which are re-badged for the pub - Henry Tudor is Tunnel Nelson's Column and Dadlington Hamlet is Quartz Crystal. The third LocAle is usually sourced from Froth Blowers or Heritage Brewing.
- Dog & Hedgehog 2 The Green Dadlington CV13 6JB ku.oc.liamtoh@okramr(01455) 213151
- Earl Shilton
- Constitutional Club
A substantial building, built in 1926, standing in a large car parking area and known locally as 'The Conny Club'. The interior decoration is smart and modern. Popular for TV sports and pub games including Snooker. Although a members club, CAMRA members are welcome to visit but must sign in. Local, regional and national beers are available on a rotational basis.
- Dog & Gun
72 Keats Lane
Mock Tudor pub built in 1932 and still retaining a close to original layout and many fittings. Redecorated May 2015. New licensee October 2015. Garden
Food served: Mon/Tues cobs only; Wed-Sat barsnacks/meals; Sunday lunch. Quiz every 2nd Sunday night.
Regular beers Marstons Pedigree, Saddletank, Wychwood Hobgoblin plus up to 4 guests.
- Lord Nelson
54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester
This one roomed pub was refurbished internally and externally during 2012 and its owners plan for further improvements in the near future. 3D Multiscreen Sky TV has been introduced and all televised Premiership matches are shown along with F1 Friday - Rock bands Saturday - Karaoke
- Red Lion
Reopened 2018 with new landlord. 3 roomed locals pub, serving 2 beers. Extensive, but tasteful, refurbishment and modernisation took place in early 2017. Disabled access from the car park to the large covered seating area and to the back door. Dogs welcome, children allowed til 8pm
- Shilton Vaults
3, The Hollow
Opened late September 2018. Previously a NatWest Bank. There are three rooms: a main bar, a centre room and one in the original vault with a small outdoor space. There are twelve cask spaces on racks in an air-conditioned ground floor cellar. Three or four real ales are available with craft lagers, eight traditional ciders and speciality gins. Direct access from the street; toilets are upstairs. Welcoming surroundings with friendly staff. Sister pub to the Pestle and Mortar in Hinckley.
- Stoneycroft Sports & Social Club
Sports and Social Club offering a football pitch and changing rooms, pool, darts, kids room, games room, large function room, bar, lounge, large screen Sky Sports HD and ESPN HD. Adjacent to Earl Shilton Albion football pitch. An occasional seasonal guest beer may be available.
- Constitutional Club Station Road Earl Shilton LE9 7GE moc.liamg@ynocnotlihs(01455) 843837
- Wentworth Arms
The Wentworth Arms is a traditional style village pub that dates back to 1896. It was built by the Earls of Leicester and designed by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey for Lord Lovelace and is now a grade 2 listed building.
Refurbished October 2019. Food available all day. Large garden and patio with tables, some tables also at the front of the pub. Board games available from the bar, also Table Skittles. 5 beers - Greene King IPA, Abbot and 3 guests. Disabled access: level from car park/garden entrance. One seating area has a step. Disabled toilet.
- Wentworth Arms Station Road Elmesthorpe LE9 7SG (01455) 842334
- Fenny Drayton
- Royal Redgate
(024) 7638 3384
Situated on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border at the junction of the A5 with the A444 just south of Fenny Drayon, this pub has been a country inn since the 18th century. Recently refurbished, the pub/restaurant comprises a central bar area with a large restaurant to one side and a number of cosy snugs. To the rear is a large garden with seating, tables and country views. There is an ample car parking beyond. The location is convenient for Bosworth Battlefield and the Battlefield Line Heritage Railway. 3 cask ales are served.
- Royal Redgate Watling Street Fenny Drayton CV10 0RY (024) 7638 3384
- Ashby Road Sports Club
CAMRA members are very welcome, as are accompanied non-CAMRA members on payment of a £1 signing-in fee. New Steward January 2019
The large bar has a pool table, dartboard and dominoes available. Refurbished January 2020. There is also weekly entertainment on a Friday night within the bar area and Bingo is played every Saturday from 9pm. The club also has a large function room which is available for hire and sits on six acres of land where our football and cricket teams play. Cask Marque beers include Doom Bar all week and at least one guest beer available. Easily accessible, the club has a large car park and is on three bus routes.
- Ashby Tavern
Formerly called The Mineral Baths. Very much a locals/regulars pub - friendly atmosphere. Large amount of space. Pool and soccer teams. Large TV screens. Food served lunchtimes and evenings.
Refurbished September 2015.
- Black Horse
Upper Bond Street
New (temporary?) landlord January 2020 - details to be confirmed
One roomed town pub. Popular live music venue with bands every Fri & Sat nights. Function room available for all occasions, catering can be provided. The very first meeting of H&B CAMRA was held here on 7th September 2005
18 Market Place
Re-opened on 3rd May 2014 after nearly 5 years of closure. As the George Inn/Hotel it was originally a coaching inn in existence before 1671. In 1959 it was completely demolished and a new building erected on the site which was subsequently renamed The Bounty. It has now been completely refurbished using HMS Bounty, famous for its mutiny of 1789, as its theme. The bar is styled to represent the stern of the Bounty and benefits from dark oak panelling and re-covered seating. 1 or sometimes 2 ciders.
- Citizens Club
A social club where the good old days are still going on. The club is run by its Members for the Members. CAMRA Members can use the club without charge on production of a CAMRA membership card. Accompanying non-CAMRA members will be charged 50p.
- Elbow Room Ale & Cider House
26 Station Road
Run by the Arnold family, this friendly one roomed bar, decorated in an industrial style, offers a warm welcome and great atmosphere. The ales/ciders, sourced from across the UK, are gravity served directly from the cellar behind sliding glass doors. Also provided are high quality wines, 40+ specialty gins, whiskies, vodkas, world craft beers and lagers in bottles and cans plus a range of soft drinks. Super Chadwick’s pork pies, and homemade sausage rolls and Scotch eggs complement the drinks. There is no TV, jukebox or gaming machines as conversation is king. Dogs and children are welcome (children until 8pm). No garden but tables & chairs are available on the pavement outside front of pub. Local branch Pub of Distinction 2017, Pub of the Year 2018.
68 Roston Drive
Sold to Marston's in October 2018 reopened after refurbishment 15 December 2018. New menu. 3 real ales - pedigree + 2 from Marston's . Garden at rear and patio to front, dogs allowed in the bar only. Pool and darts available. Level access throughout, disabled toilet/changing area off lounge
An estate pub built in 1973 in the Hollycroft estate. An M&B sizzling pub until July 2017 when it was bought by by Milton Pubs, then sold to Marston's in October 2018.
9 New Buildings
A traditional three roomed town centre wet house, a pub since at least 1815 Listed by CAMRA as an interior of some regional historic interest, see http://www.heritagepubs.org.uk/pubs/pubguide.asp Re-opened October 2013 under the management of Louise Lavender, who is also the Landlady of the New Plough Inn round the corner. Purchased from Marston's by Louise in August 2014 and now a Free House. Front bars refurbished Spring 2017 - new seating, lights, carpets. 2 regular beers Marston's Pedigree and Saddle Tank. 1-2 guests - often Elliswood.
Function room and meeting rooms available. Dining room/function room refurbished October 2015. Please book for Sunday Carvery.
Jazz Club - 3rd Wednesday of the month.
A blue plaque is outside commemorating William Butler (of M&B)
- Hinckley Golf Club
Hinckley Golf Club is a private members golf club founded in 1983.
The Parklands restaurant offers a warm welcome to golfers and members of the public, to book call 01455 615124 Bar meals and 1 changing real ale served in the The Nineteenth, bar and lounge.,
- Hinckley Rugby Football Club
Hinckley RFC has a welcoming, comfortable and fully licensed bar that is open to all. Senior matches are played on Saturday afternoon and Mini/Junior and Girls fixtures/training on Sundays from 9.30am.
The new clubhouse has 2 rooms which are available for functions and can be joined together if needed to accommodate 500 people. The main room holds up to 100 people and the second up to 250 people.
10p per pint discount with camra card.
- Marina Brewers Fayre
Purpose built Brewers Fayre restaurant alongside the Ashby Canal. Premier Inn adjacent.
Open for food all day. family friendly. Breakfast serving times Weekdays: 6.30am-10.30am, Weekends: 7am-11am. 2 beers - Sharp's Doom Bar plus 1 guest. Disabled access throughout, upper levels accessible by lift. Disabled toilet. Seating areas outside next to canal.
Hinckley Fields, Sword Drive
Purpose built Marston's Tavern on Northern Perimeter Road, opposite Morrison's. Also known locally as The Windmill. Up to 4 beers served - all from Marston's list. 2 restaurants - good food at reasonable prices. New Grill and Pizza menu from April 2017, and interior revamped with a mix of modern and traditional styles.
- New Baron of Hinckley
5-7 Regent Street
Re-opened October 2019 by new owners Elmesthorpe Brewery Co.
Please note CAMRA vouchers are NOT accepted in this pub.
A large modern pub, open-plan but split in to three levels, the bar is at street level. The middle level has comfortable seating and some dining tables. The top level is at the back of the building, it provides the main dining area and has period timbers in the walls. Previously owned by Wetherspoons.
Dogs welcome in the front bar area. Reasonably priced food. Breakfast served from 8 till 12 Beers include 2 from Elmesthorpe Brewery and several guests. One real cider. Disabled access: level from street to the front bar, disabled toilet, stair lift to middle section. The name of this pub recalls the office created by William the Conqueror. The Baron of Hinckley was also Lord High Steward of England.
- New Plough Inn
Double fronted building (1901) opposite Fire Station boasting original wood settles, comfortable lounge areas and a traditional and cosy ambience with over 50 gins available rugby-themed memorabilia. Darts, dominoes and skittles are played in the games room. Dogs are welcome. Outside is a sheltered beer garden and heated, covered smokers area. The Stables Function Room is available for corporate or party hire. The landlady, a CAMRA member, runs a charity pub quiz on the last Thursday of the month and sponsors HRFC. Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011 and 2012. Marston's Cask Ale Pub of the Year 2014 (South Region).
- Pestle & Mortar
81 Castle Street
New one roomed bar opened August 2015 in a former chemists shop. Regular beer Draught Bass and up to 8 guests ales, between 15 and 22 ciders. Selection of bottled beers. Purity's 'Lawless' craft lager beer and Veltins German Pilsner. Cobs and pork pies are available. Local Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 East Midlands Cider Pub of The Year 2016. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2019
- Prince of Wales
52 Coventry Road
Large 2 roomed town pub - main bar and smaller snug room. For many years this was one of many Marston's houses in the town. The current owners purchased the freehold in October 2013 and re-furbished the interior. Various Hinckley to Nuneaton and Leicester buses pass the door. After a short closure, the pub reopened under new management in February 2018. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm £3 pint on Lager, Ales, Cider, Guinness Real ale reported available August 2019
- Queen's Head
Upper Bond Street
An award winning family-run Victorian pub on the site of an original building dating back to 1809 and serving four ever-changing real ales. It has been sympathetically refurbished and has many Victorian features in its four rooms, with open fires and a Victorian range in the newly restored snug. Near to town centre, on bus routes and 15 mins from the railway station. A cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome awaits. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2017. Runner up East Midlands Pub of the Year 2014, A GBG entry since 2013. Sorry no children and no pets. CAMRA discounts available to members.
- Railway Inn
Bought by Steamin' Billy from Marston's in early 2013. More rooms have been added to the public area and the whole pub has been refurbished inside and out. Customers can benefit from discounts through the Steamin' Billy Loyalty Card. All Steamin' Billy beers are contract brewed at Belvoir. 2015 local Branch Joint Pub of the Year. Quiz on Sunday.
- Tin Hat
45 Trent Road
Modern Estate pub with 2 bars - Bar and lounge for food. Dogs allowed in the bar only. Sports TV in bar only. Children welcome in the lounge for dining. 2 beers - Banks Amber + guest from Marston's list. 1 cider.
Following a change of landlords in February 2019, the Tin Hat is now a sister pub to the Royal Redgate on the A5.
14-20 Stockwell Head
Large town centre pub, originally many rooms, now several divided areas. Popular at weekends. A pub from at least 1835, it was largely rebuilt by Marston's in 1989-90
New landlord Spring 2017.
- Weavers Arms
Refurbished in the 1930s with a black-and-white, half-timbered façade, the Weavers is a busy, popular pub within easy walking distance of the town centre. It has been serving real ales since 1874 and offers a good selection of at least 5 and 3 real ciders all on handpumps. There are tables at the front and a patio, beer garden with children's play area to the rear. TV sports are available and the pub is home to several darts, dominoes and football teams. There is a regular monthly quiz and occasional live music. Branch Pub of the Month Feb 2011 Free of Tie from early 2018.
318 Coventry Road
1930s pub with mock Tudor exterior retaining a close to original floor plan and many original fittings, oak panelled, real fires, warm and comfortable. A traditional drinking pub with 4 rooms and centre bar. Outside seating to front and rear. Virtually level with very small step from side entrance. 3 beers - Pedigree, Out the Cut (brewed by Marston's) and 1 or 2 guests, often Saddletank. August Pig & Apple festival (cider). Golf Society, dominoes and crib teams
- White Bear
One roomed pub on the edge of the town centre, near Lidl supermarket. Bought by Steamin' Billy from Marston's and refurbished in June 2016 with wooden floors and new seating inside. Outside there is a large beer garden with plenty of seating, a fire pit, outside bar and two covered 'bear pit' areas. Traditional pub food is from the 'Burgers and Brews' menu. Hosts live events including monthly quiz, open mic night and Beer and Burger festival.
- Ashby Road Sports Club Hangmans Lane Hinckley LE10 3DA (01455) 615159
- Ram Inn
A pub which is highly focused on its live music. New landlady March 2019. See facebook page for details.
- Waggon & Horses
71 Curzon Street
This pub is listed in CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors as: “A pub with a regionally important historic interior”. It is a uniquely traditional village local, which is at least 300 years old and unscathed by the passing of time. The unspoiled three-roomed interior consists of a traditional public bar to the right of the entrance corridor, which is the only room with a servery. The public bars unpretentious ambience is enhanced by uncovered quarry tile floor, plentiful photographs showing Ibstock in bygone times and a solid fuel heating stove with stovepipe rising to join the chimney just below first floor level. To the left of the entrance corridor is the door to the lounge bar, with the word Telephone inscribed large across its middle rail, as apparently this room is where the pubs telephone used to be. This room also has uncovered quarry tile floors plus an open fireplace and seating which came from the former chapel next door. The lounge is also known as the snug, but as the locals suppose it to be for those with an unsocial disposition, they refer to it as the Mardy Room. Larger than the other two rooms put together, through the second door on the left, is the pool room with one central pool table and rudimentary fixed bench seating along the right hand side wall. Apparently this room was formally the living quarters, but prior to this, sometime around the 1930’s, it was used as a doctor’s surgery; a splendidly ingenious inducement to motivate persons with Latrophobia (a fear of doctors) to overcome their anxiety. Out back is a partially covered courtyard with timber garden furniture.
- Whimsey Inn
92 High Street
As you expect in a community local - pool, darts, TV, real fire etc. and a beer garden.
- Ram Inn High Street Ibstock LE67 6LG (01530) 587540
- Kirkby Mallory
- Kirkby House
A small upmarket hotel situated near the entrance to Mallory Park Circuit. The farm house style bar & restaurant are recent additions, serving bar meals Monday to Thursday evenings and offering a full restaurant service Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booking is advised for meals and the opening hours may be subject to change as the demand is evaluated. Similarly the beers are under constant review and the single guest option may include a real cider in future.
- Kirkby House Church Road Kirkby Mallory LE9 7QE moc.esuoh-ybkrik@ofni(01455) 841153
- Market Bosworth
- Dixie Arms
Large, Grade II Listed one roomed substantial pub, just off the Market Square with restaurant and beer garden.
- Market Bosworth Rugby Club
Market Bosworth RFC is an amateur rugby club located on Cadeby Lane near the historic town of Market Bosworth. The club currently plays in Midlands 2 East North.
- Olde Red Lion Hotel
1 Park Street
Popular Grade II Listed pub, at the heart of the village, has 5 letting rooms, 3 with four-posters. Quiz Night 1st Sunday of month
- Thyme Bar & Kitchen
7 Main street
Friendly and relaxed bar cafe in the centre of Market Bosworth suituated in premises dating from the early 19th Cent. Recently upgraded to serve real ale alongside craft beers and lagers and a selection of bottled beers. Gins and cocktails are also on offer. Beers are from smaller breweries and at least one is usually a locale. Brunches and lunches are served during the day. All the food is cooked to order using fresh produce from local suppliers where possible. During the evening bar snacks, such as pork pies and scotch eggs, will be available. A particular feature is the background music which is provided from their extensive collection of traditional vinyl LPs.
- Dixie Arms Main Street Market Bosworth CV13 0JW ku.oc.letohsmraeixid@seiriuqne(01455) 290218
- Bulls Head
88 Main Street
In August 2018, Claire Wolverson became the new licensee. The pub has since been redecorated, the bar refurbished and three new handpumps installed. Activities include Quiz Nights, Bingo and Live Music. The pub is popular with the villagers and their families as well being a regular abode for walkers and other visitors. Dogs are welcome. Regular beers are Pedigree and Doom Bar plus 1 guest
- Bulls Head 88 Main Street Nailstone CV13 0QB (01530) 261785
- Newton Burgoland
- Belper Arms
reopened 6 March 2020 with a new landlord, details to be confirmed
A pub since 1290 - reputed to be oldest in Leicestershire. Rumoured to have a ghost
A traditional village pub with a garden and patio area. Food served daily. Function room/restaurant redecorated in 2020. Up to 4 beers - Pedigree, Landlord, Wainwright Disabled access: 1 small step at front door, otherwise virtually level.
- Belper Arms Main Street Newton Burgoland LE67 2SE ku.oc.smrarepleb@ofni(01530) 587519
- Orton on the Hill
20 Main Street
Orton on the Hill
A free house since 1978 when it was bought from M&B by the licensee's father, this large, food orientated, multi roomed village pub is popular with diners and serves two real ales. Open all day Bank Holiday Mondays. Large car park. Tables outside to front and side of pub. Level access from front door (1 small step at back), level inside, disabled toilet available.
The village is of note as the birthplace of William Worthington the brewer and the pub has a blue commemorative plaque on the front wall. Debit/Credit cards accepted.
- Unicorn 20 Main Street Orton on the Hill CV9 3NN ku.oc.llihehtnonotro-nrocinu@seiriuqne(01827) 880446
- Osbaston Hollow
Marstons Tavern on A447 south of Ibstock
- Gate Hinckley Road Osbaston Hollow CV13 0HS firstname.lastname@example.org(01455) 290502
- Ratcliffe Culey
22 Main Road
The pub was built 110 years ago. Reputedly has 3 ghosts due to it being built on what was originally a hanging site. The former mortuary next door is now the car park. A friendly family run one room village pub with a beer garden to the side. Food served lunchtimes and evenings, children welcome. Dogs welcome in the garden and inside when food is not being served. Beers: Pedigree plus one or two guests from Marston's list. Disabled access: small step to front door, otherwise level access, disabled toilet facilities
- Gate 22 Main Road Ratcliffe Culey CV9 3NY ku.oc.effilctar-etag@ofni(01827) 715701
- Red Lion
8 Church Street
New landlords December 2019.
Two roomed village pub with garden, car park and 3 bedrooms to let. Refurbished 2018/19. The only pub in the village following the demise of the Basset Arms. 3 beers - Pedigree, Ringwood Boondoggle and 1 guest. Disabled access: virtually level from the front door. Dog and family friendly
- Sapcote Club
19-21 Hinckley Road
This club offers a warm and friendly welcome, 3 different rooms all with their own private bars, regular games nights and entertainment with thought. Everyone is welcome at the club. Membership is always available enabling discounts on certain events. Sunday evening Bingo. As from April 2015, CAMRA members will be admitted.
- Red Lion 8 Church Street Sapcote LE9 4FG moc.loa@etocpasnoilder(01455) 272341
- Rising Sun
Traditional family owned free house is located in the heart of Shackerstone village near the Ashby Canal and the preserved Battlefield Railway. It has a wood panelled bar serving traditional ales, restaurant, pool room with Sky Sports, family-friendly conservatory and an attractive garden. The pub, popular with locals and visitors alike, is renowned for the quality and variety of its ales and serves good pub food - the ideal hub for visiting this rural part of Leicestershire. In 2017 the landlord was presented with an award by the local CAMRA branch to mark 30 years service.
- Rising Sun Church Road Shackerstone CV13 6NN moc.liamg@enotsrekcahsnusgnisir(01827) 880215
23 Leicester Road
Friendly 3 room community focused, village pub with separate dining area, oak framed garden room and awesome beer garden. Beers: 3 regular - Bass, Abbot, Doom Bar, plus one changing guest Food available lunchtime/evening (not Mondays). Burgers/grills on Wednesdays,Tapas/pizza on Thursdays, traditional pub food Tuesday, Friday-Sunday. Monthly Live music nights usually 3rd Friday, see website for details.
Camra members receive a 20p a pint discount on cask ales.
- Sharnford Arms
31 Leicester Road
Originally built in the early 1800's and called The Old Star, it changed its name in the mid 1980's to The Falconer and again at the turn of this century to it's present name The Sharnford Arms. The popular Chinese restaurant inside the pub also offers takeaways. Dogs are always welcome, and are usually greeted with a treat and a sniff from the resident black Labrador 'Silkie. Recently rated in the Top Ten cleanest places to have Sunday lunch by the Leicester Mercury and are also the Leicestershire Dog Friendly pub of the Year 2018-2019. The first Sunday of every month is ‘Doggy Sunday’ where doggy fun and treats abound. Happy Hour until 7pm weekdays. Loyalty card system. In 2019 the annual festival will be Cider.
- Bricklayers 23 Leicester Road Sharnford LE10 3PP (01455) 271799
- Sheepy Magna
- Black Horse
Country Inn popular with locals and visitors alike on the main Atherstone to Twycross road, overlooking River Sense. Popular at weekends with passing cyclists. The 2 roomed pub has a bar area and a lounge/eating room. The traditional pub menu has weekly specials. The new landlords (August 2017) have plans to extend the outside seating area and convert an unused outhouse. Regular beers Pedigree and Courage Directors plus 1 varied guest. From 2019 the Black Horse is free of tie and, as a result, is offering a varied selection of guest ales.
- Black Horse Main Road Sheepy Magna CV9 3QR moc.ypeehsesrohkcalb@ofni(01827) 880555
- Millers Hotel
The hotel has 38 en suite bedrooms and a Conference Centre licensed for Civil Weddings. The oak beamed bar is old bakery and has a working mill wheel. There is a separate and an enclosed terrace. 2 beers from the Greene King range usually IPA, Abbott or Speckled hen.
10% on cask ales in the Waterwheel bar.
- Millers Hotel Twycross Road Sibson CV13 6LB ku.oc.gnikeneerg@3846(01827) 880223
Rural village pub dating from the 19thC. Major refurbishment completed July 2015. Situated by the Ashby Canal above the Snarestone tunnel. Canal side moorings available. The pub has its own caravan site with electricity, water + shower & toilet facilities.
- Odd House
Rural pub on the outskirts of Snarestone dating from the 17thC. Formerly a coaching inn. Restaurant, garden & play area. Tables in garden and on car park side of pub. Beers: Pedigree, Timothy Taylor Landlord plus 1 occasional guest. Petanque court & skittle alley. Accomodation in 7 en-suite rooms. All functions catered for - weddings, birthdays, parties, christenings and wakes. Conference facilities also available. Disabled access - level from car park. Bar is split level with 2 steps.
- Globe Main Street Snarestone DE12 7DB (01530) 272020
- Nags Head
15 Main Street
Old world character pub, timber beams, refurbished 2010. Two bars, seating areas and large restaurant area. Large garden and patio at the back with outdoor bar, petanque court, childrens play area and animal corner. Disabled Access: Small step from garden/car park to rear of pub. 2 steps to front door. New tenant from August 2018
- Nags Head 15 Main Street Stapleton LE9 8JN (01455) 845056
- Stoke Golding
- George & Dragon
Well renowned village local serving eight real ales from the Church End range and a real cider. Good, home cooked, lunches using local produce. Bar snacks made on the premises are always available. Each month the 2nd Tuesday is steak night and lunch is served on the last Sunday. Close to the historic Bosworth Battlefield, the pub supports a number of clubs and societies and is popular with walkers, cyclists and boaters from the nearby Ashby Canal.
- Stoke Golding Club
42 Hinckley Road
Formerly known as Thornfield House, it was built in 1883/4 for a Hinckley man, William Gray Farmer. It then stood well outside the village and was a hunting lodge with stabling and a groom’s cottage. More recently it became a Liberal Club and finally Stoke Golding Club. In addition to a bar, the club also has a function room for up to 100 people.
- Three Horseshoes
3 roomed local. The Mango Tree, Indian Food in separate restaurant (franchised operation) Take-aways available Full refurbishment and new landlord June 2015.
- White Swan
Two roomed village local serving good value home cooked food. Close to the Bosworth Battlefield and the site where Henry Tudor was crowned. The White Swan is child friendly with a large patio and beer garden, pets are welcome and small parties can be catered for. 3 Everards beers plus 1 guest and 1 cider are served. New tenants from September 2018.
- George & Dragon Station Road Stoke Golding CV13 6EZ ku.oc.yrewerbdnehcruhc@xela(01455) 213268
- Stoney Stanton
- Blue Bell
20 Long Street
4 roomed local. Live entertainment Friday evenings Beers from Everards Food served Wednesday to Saturday 5 til 8.45 (8pm on Friday) and 12-3 om Sunday Dog and Child friendly
- Bulls Head
A free house in the heart of the village, the Bulls Head offers up to 6 real ales. Home-cooked food is served including Curries Wednesday and Thursday, fish and chips on Friday . The ambience is warm and comfortable with open fires. Darts, dominoes, table skittles, Petanque and crib are played. A function room is available upstairs for meetings, parties and events for up to 50 people. 3 beers, at least 1 is from Elmesthorpe Brewery. Car parking is ample. Branch Pub of the Month April 2012. Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm Tuesday – Thursday.
Changed ownership November 2017
- Nemo's Bar Diner
Stoney Cove, Sapcote Road
Overlooking Stoney Cove, a large flooded quarry popular with divers and home to the National Dive Centre. Closed Sunday and Monday evenings during the winter months.
15 New Road
Large single roomed village pub. Separate Games/function room. Beer garden. 2 or 3 beers from Marston's list Food served from noon See facebook page for events Refurnished September 2019
- Blue Bell 20 Long Street Stoney Stanton LE9 4DQ moc.liamg@notnatsyenotsllebeulb(01455) 272292
- Sutton Cheney
- Hercules Revived
17th Century Coaching Inn has been completely revived by new owner in 2012 with a character bar and an elegant first floor restaurant. 2 beers served: Church End - What The Foxes Hat plus 1 guest
- Royal Arms
Friendly Restaurant & Pub. (2 Rooms set aside for Drinkers and Bar meals). Over 200 years old, it prides itself on its original features. 3 beers served: Pedigree, Church End's What The Fox's Hat plus 1 other Close to Bosworth Field. Popular for weddings and overnight business guests. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies. Can accommodate functions from 12 -250 guests with special rates for hotel accommodation.
- Hercules Revived Main Street Sutton Cheney CV13 0AG ku.oc.deviverselucreh@eb(01455) 699336
- Elephant & Castle
26 Main Street
3 roomed pub. The front lounge has a log burner. To the rear is a restaurant/lounge. Outside is a safe children's play area, patio and car park. Popular with visiting ramblers, dog walkers, cyclists and families. Walking and cycle routes pass the pub. Disabled access from car park - 1 step through patio or level through side door. 5 beers - Everards Beacon, Tiger and Old Original plus 2 guests. Food served daily except Monday/Tuesday. New landlords took over in January 2017. The outside drinking area has recently benefited from an upgrade with new decking.
- Elephant & Castle 26 Main Street Thurlaston LE9 7TP moc.liamg@notsalruhtcdnae(01455) 888213
- Turpin's Bar & Grill
29 Main Road
Large roadside village local with restaurant - Closed for a while in 2013, re-opened after enlargement & refurbishment as Turpin's Bar & Grill in November 2013. Split level bar and restaurant area. 3 cask ales - Doom Bar, Landlord + 1 guest
- Turpin's Bar & Grill 29 Main Road Twycross CV9 3PL ku.oc.sniprut@ofni(01827) 880111
- Blue Lion
Grade II listed former coaching inn c1750
- Blue Lion Church Road Witherley CV9 3NA ku.oc.yelrehtiwnoileulb@ofni(01827) 714954