Cider & Perry Pubs/Clubs
Real cider is a traditional drink which is produced naturally from apples, whilst perries are produced from pears. Real ciders and perries are neither carbonated nor pasteurised.
CAMRA defines real Cider or Perry as being fermented from the whole juice of fresh pressed apples or pears, without the use of concentrated or chaptalised juices.
The list below identifies the significant number of pubs and clubs within the branch that serve real ciders and perries.
The Pestle & Mortar within the Hinckley Branch was the 2016 East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year and has been the Branch Cider Pub of the Year from 2016 up to, and including 2022.
The Cider/Perry contact within the branch is Alban Fellows ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@redic
Branch pubs selling cider & perry
- Hansom Cab
Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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 Outside seating area, childrens play area. Disabled access to all areas and toilet.
- 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. Covered outdoor canalside seating. Regular beers Timothy Taylor Landlord plus 3 guest beers including those from the on site Buswells Brewery. Serving eight real ciders. Traditional food is served, with homemade pies and special deals on Monday to Thursday evenings. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2016.
- Hansom Cab Brookfield Road Burbage LE10 2LL (01455) 612029
- Earl Shilton
- Lord Nelson
54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester
Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. This one roomed pub was refurbished internally and externally during 2012 and its owners plan for further improvements in the near future. Locals pub, friendly and warm atmosphere. Family friendly, accompanied children welcome until 8pm. Enclosed beer garden to rear of pub; Smoking Shelter to rear. Live bands on Friday evenings and Karaoke on Saturdays 3D Multiscreen Sky TV has been introduced and all televised Premiership matches are shown along with F1 Pool table
- Shilton Vaults
3, The Hollow
Opened late September 2018 in the former NatWest Bank building. There are three rooms: a main bar, a centre room and one in the original vault with a small outdoor space. Welcoming surroundings with friendly staff. Sister pub to the Pestle and Mortar in Hinckley. Level access from the street; toilets are upstairs. Outside seating in a small decked yard. 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. Cobs available.
- Lord Nelson 54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester Earl Shilton LE9 7ND moc.liamg@sbuptlov(01455) 440183
- Ashby Road Sports Club
Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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. weekly entertainment on a Friday night within the bar area and Bingo is played every Saturday from 9pm. large function room which is available for hire and sits on six acres of land where our football and cricket teams play. 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.
- Elbow Cask & Craft
26 Station Road
Please check facebook page for current opening times.
Run by the Arnold family, this friendly one roomed bar, decorated in an industrial style, offers a warm welcome and great atmosphere. The 6 real ales/ciders, sourced from across the UK, are gravity served directly from the cellar behind sliding glass doors, along with up to 8 changing craft beers. 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, under an awning. Local branch Pub of Distinction 2017, Pub of the Year 2018.
68 Roston Drive
New landlord February 2022. Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes.
3 real ales - pedigree + 2 from Marston's and 1 cider. 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. Refurbished December 2018.
- 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, and rugby-themed memorabilia. Up to 6 real ales are served, usually including Marston's Pedigree, and up to 3 ciders Darts, dominoes, crib and skittles are played in the games room. Dogs are welcome. Outside seating at the front and a sheltered beer garden and heated, covered smokers area to the rear of the pub. The Stables Function Room is available for corporate or party hire. Charity pub quiz on the last Thursday of the month, sponsors of HRFC. Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011, 2012, 2022 and 2023. Marston's Cask Ale Pub of the Year 2014 (South Region).
- Pestle & Mortar
81 Castle Street
One roomed micropub 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 available. Local Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020/21 and 2022. East Midlands Cider Pub of The Year 2016. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2019 and 2020/21.
318 Coventry Road
Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes.
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 August Pig & Apple festival (cider). Golf Society, dominoes and crib teams
- Ashby Road Sports Club Hangmans Lane Hinckley LE10 3DA (01455) 615159
- Market Bosworth
- Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2023
The Goods Shed, Station Road
Festival open from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July 2023 from 11am
Beer festival run in conjunction with the Battlefield Line. 2019 marked the 10th festival and the 50th anniversary of the Railway.
Heritage buses running Friday & Saturday from 10am to 10pm from Hinckley railway station to Market Bosworth station via Hinckley bus station and the Queens Head on Upper Bond Street. Camping on-site (toilets and fresh water only, no other facilities) book online through the Battlefield Line website Live music Friday and Saturday nights from Dr Busker. from 8pm 74 beers, 27 ciders plus Prosecco, wine and Pimms Trains running on all days. Disabled access to all areas, but please note that there are steps up to the trains as it is a heritage railway. To compliment the event, there will be other attractions at Market Bosworth, including live steam road locomotives, miniature traction engines, vintage commercial vehicles, hot and cold food and other displays. Admission to Site: £7 adults. £3.50 childrenand CAMRA members (with valid card) Parking is across the main road. Disabled parking is in the Goods Shed car park, subject to availability.
- Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2023 The Goods Shed, Station Road Market Bosworth CV13 0PF
- 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. Up to 8 cask ales from the Church End range, and 1 cider. 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. Open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
- George & Dragon Station Road Stoke Golding CV13 6EZ ku.oc.yrewerbdnehcruhc@xela(01455) 213268
- Stoney Stanton
- Nemo's Bar Diner
Stoney Cove, Sapcote Road
Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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.
- Nemo's Bar Diner Stoney Cove, Sapcote Road Stoney Stanton LE9 4DW moc.evocyenots@somen(01455) 274198