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

      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.

    • LimeKilns Burbage Watling Street Burbage LE10 3ED Telephone(01455) 631158

      reopened February 2024 with new landlords

      Situated alongside the Ashby Canal, where it crosses the A5, the pub was originally an 18th-century coaching inn. It offers free garden side moorings and a large canal side beer garden. The first floor lounge has canal views and an open fire in winter. The downstairs Canal Lounge has level access to the garden, and its own kitchen and bar (opening May 2024). Food served daily with Traditional Sunday Roasts. Covered outdoor canalside seating. Regular beer Theakston best Bitter plus 3 guest beers, and ciders Local Branch Pub of the Year 2016.

  • Earl Shilton
    • Lord Nelson 54 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester Earl Shilton LE9 7ND Telephone(01455) 440183

      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

      Opened late September 2018 in the former NatWest Bank building has three rooms: a main bar, a centre room and one in the original vault. Sister pub to the Pestle and Mortar in Hinckley. Level access from the street; toilets are upstairs. Outside seating. Twelve casks stored in an air-conditioned ground floor cellar. Serving three or four real ales, craft lagers, eight traditional ciders and speciality gins. Cobs and pork pies available. Runner up cider Pub of the Year 2024.

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

      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 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.

    • New Plough Inn Leicester Road Hinckley LE10 1LS Telephone(01455) 615037

      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 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 and porkpies available. Local Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2024 and previous 7 yrs East Midlands Cider Pub of The Year 2016. Branch Pub of the Year 2019, 2020 and 2021, runner up 2024

    • Wharf 318 Coventry Road Hinckley LE10 0NQ Telephone07815 095442

      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

  • Market Bosworth
    • Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival 2024 The Goods Shed, Station Road Market Bosworth CV13 0PF

      Festival open from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2024 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 Nuneaton and Hinckley bus station to Market Bosworth station via 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 7.30pm 65+ beers, 25 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. £4 children and CAMRA members (with valid card) Parking is at the sports ground. Disabled parking is in the Goods Shed car park, subject to availability.

  • 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. 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.

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

      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. 2 real ales Food served daily including breakfast from 9am