Hinckley and Bosworth

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

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

  • Burbage
    • Hansom Cab Brookfield Road Burbage LE10 2LL Telephone(01455) 612029

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. 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 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.

    • Lime Kilns Brew Pub Watling Street Burbage LE10 3ED Telephone(01455) 631158

      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. Regular beers St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord plus guest beers including those from the on site Buswells Brewery. 5 real ciders are served. Traditional food is served, with homemade pies and special deals on Monday to Thursday evenings. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2016.

    • Sycamores 60 Windsor Street Burbage LE10 2EF Telephone(01455) 239268

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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.

  • Earl Shilton
    • Lord Nelson 54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester Earl Shilton LE9 7ND Telephone07513 645498

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. 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 Earl Shilton LE9 7NA Telephone07715 106876

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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. 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.

  • Hinckley
    • Ashby Road Sports Club Hangmans Lane Hinckley LE10 3DA Telephone(01455) 615159

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. 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. 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.

    • Elbow Room Ale & Cider House 26 Station Road Hinckley LE10 1AW Telephone07900 191388

      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.

    • Flintlock 68 Roston Drive Hinckley LE10 0XP Telephone(01455) 890109

      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.

    • Pestle & Mortar 81 Castle Street Hinckley LE10 1DA Telephone07715 106876

      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.

    • Railway Inn Station Road Hinckley LE10 1AP Telephone(01455) 612399

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate.

      Change of landlord October 2021

      Bought by Steamin' Billy from Marston's in early 2013. More rooms were added to the public area and the whole pub was been refurbished inside and out. Customers can benefit from discounts through the Steamin' Billy Loyalty Card. All Steamin' Billy beers are contract brewed at Shipstones, Nottingham. 2015 Local Branch Joint Pub of the Year. Quiz on Sunday. Disabled access to dining area via door from parking area, 1 step to bars Beers - usually 3 from Steamin' Billy plus up to 3 guests, cider usually available

    • Wharf 318 Coventry Road Hinckley LE10 0NQ Telephone07815 095442

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. 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, often Saddletank. August Pig & Apple festival (cider). Golf Society, dominoes and crib teams

  • Ibstock
    • Boot Inn Gladstone Street Ibstock LE67 6NH Telephone07539 652866

      New landlords October 2020 Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changed since the March 2020 Covid closures.

      This traditional local pub dates back to at least 1840 as records show that at that time it was kept by an Elizabeth Deacon. Once smaller rooms are now knocked through to form one U-shaped room encircling a central bar. On the first floor the former function room is now the pool room with two pool tables.

  • Stoke Golding
    • George & Dragon Station Road Stoke Golding CV13 6EZ Telephone(01455) 213268

      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.

  • Stoney Stanton
    • Nemo's Bar Diner Stoney Cove, Sapcote Road Stoney Stanton LE9 4DW Telephone(01455) 274198

      This listing shows the information prior to the Covid-19 lockdown on 20 March 2020. Now that restrictions have been lifted, please be aware that opening hours and pub details may not be accurate. 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.