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.
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 is the 2016 East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year.
The Cider/Perry contact within the branch is Alban Fellows ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@redic
Branch pubs selling cider & perry
- 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.
- Red Lion 1 Mill Street Barwell LE9 8DX (01455) 445776
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Hansom Cab Brookfield Road Burbage LE10 2LL (01455) 612029
- Earl Shilton
- 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
- 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.
- Lord Nelson 54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester Earl Shilton LE9 7ND ku.oc.liamtoh@94notlacgarom07513 645498
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Ashby Road Sports Club Hangmans Lane Hinckley LE10 3DA (01455) 615159
- Market Bosworth
- 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.
- Thyme Bar & Kitchen 7 Main street Market Bosworth CV13 0JN moc.loa@nehctikdnarabemyht(01455) 292598
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Nemo's Bar Diner Stoney Cove, Sapcote Road Stoney Stanton LE9 4DW moc.evocyenots@somen(01455) 274198