Hinckley and Bosworth

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

LocAle Pubs


Promoting pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale, reducing the number of 'beer miles', and supporting local breweries. This is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of 'green' issues.

Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale…

  • Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits
  • Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity
  • Local brewers who gain from increased sales
  • The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally
  • The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles' resulting in less road congestion and pollution
  • Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride - let's celebrate what makes our locality different


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    Branch pubs selling LocAle

    • Burbage
      • Burbage & District Constitutional Club Church Street Burbage LE10 2DE Telephone(01455) 615142

        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.

      • 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. 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.

    • Carlton
      • Gate Hangs Well 39 Barton Road Carlton CV13 0DB Telephone(01455) 290806

        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.

    • Congerstone
      • Horse & Jockey Main Street Congerstone CV13 6LY Telephone(01827) 881220

        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.

    • Dadlington
      • Dog & Hedgehog 2 The Green Dadlington CV13 6JB Telephone(01455) 213151

        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.

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

        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.

      • Greyhound 9 New Buildings Hinckley LE10 1HN Telephone(01455) 697575

        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)

      • New Baron of Hinckley 5-7 Regent Street Hinckley LE10 0QA Telephone(01455) 890169

        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 Hinckley LE10 1DA Telephone07715 106876

        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 Station Road Hinckley LE10 1AP Telephone(01455) 612399

        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.

    • Market Bosworth
      • Market Bosworth Rugby Club Cadeby Lane Market Bosworth CV13 0BA Telephone(01455) 291340

        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.

      • Thyme Bar & Kitchen 7 Main street Market Bosworth CV13 0JN Telephone(01455) 292598

        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.

    • 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.

      • Stoke Golding Club 42 Hinckley Road Stoke Golding CV13 6DZ Telephone(01455) 212221

        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.

    • Stoney Stanton
      • Bulls Head Long Street Stoney Stanton LE9 4DQ Telephone(01455) 272400

        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

    • Sutton Cheney
      • Hercules Revived Main Street Sutton Cheney CV13 0AG Telephone(01455) 699336

        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 Main Street Sutton Cheney CV13 0AG Telephone(01455) 290263

        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.

    • Witherley
      • Blue Lion Church Road Witherley CV9 3NA Telephone(01827) 714954

        Grade II listed former coaching inn c1750