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
      • 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.

    • 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 2020 with a new restauarant/cafe added. Beers are 1 from the local Church End Brewery, Bass, Doom Bar and 1 guest.

        The pub/cafe/shop are open all day from 9am Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday from 11am. No food on Monday. Cafe serves coffee/tea and cake all day. Brunch/lunch from 11.30 til 2.30pm. Evenings bar food 5.30 til 8.00 -Tuesday Wednesday (Basket meals/pizza). Evening restaurant 5.30 til 9pm Thurs, Fri and Saturday evenings. Roasts available on Sunday in bar and restaurant 12-4pm.

        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. There are 4 regular beers including a LocAle from ChurchEnd. Live Music Tuesdays - Fridays. Disabled access: level from car park, 2 steps to front door, disabled toilets available.

    • Gopsall
      • Gopsall Inn Farm Pub Gopsall Hall Farm Gopsall CV9 3QJ

        Popup micropub on farm open Saturdays only plus occasional Sundays Live music, beers and streetfood

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

        Re-opened October 2019 by new owners Crafty Pub Group (Elmesthorpe Brewery Co) formerly operated by Wetherspoons. 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. Dogs welcome in the front bar area. Beers usually include 2 from Elmesthorpe Brewery and several guests. 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.

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

        A traditional three roomed town centre public house since at least 1815. Interior of some regional historic interest. 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 became a Free House. Front bars refurbished Spring 2017. 2 regular beers Marston's Pedigree and Saddle Tank. 1-2 guests - often New Buildings Brewery. Function room and meeting rooms available. Dining room/function room refurbished Spring 2020. Please book for Sunday Carvery. Jazz Club - 3rd Wednesday of the month. A blue plaque is outside commemorating William Butler (of M&B)

      • 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

    • 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.

      • 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.

        up to 4 cask ales served

    • 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.

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

        Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 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. Camra members and non-members welcome. Members receive discounts In addition to a bar, the club also has a function room for up to 100 people. up to 3 real ales, Church End Brewery What the Foxes Hat and Thornbridge Jaipur IPA. Saturday morning - homemade cakes and fresh coffee (or tea, or pop) from 9am until 12pm. Level access throughout; disabled toilet

    • Stoney Stanton
      • Blue Bell 20 Long Street Stoney Stanton LE9 4DQ Telephone(01455) 272292

        Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. 4 roomed local. Live entertainment Friday evenings Beers from Everards Food served Wednesday to Saturday 5 til 8.45 (8pm on Friday) and 12-3 om Sunday Dog and Child friendly

      • Crafty Bulls Head Long Street Stoney Stanton LE9 4DQ Telephone0330 133 3292

        A free house in the heart of the village, the ambience is warm and comfortable with open fires. Home-cooked food is served including Curries Wednesday and Thursday, fish and chips on Friday . Darts, dominoes, table skittles, Petanque and crib are played. A function room is available upstairs for meetings, parties and events for up to 25 people. 3 beers usuallly Bass, Wainwright and Doom Bar. Car parking is ample. Branch Pub of the Month April 2012. Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm Tuesday – Thursday on lager and cider. Changed ownership November 2017

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

        17th Century Coaching Inn with a character bar and an elegant first floor restaurant serving good quality food. Attractive outside drinking and eating area, now with occasional events & BBQs Events include a monthly wine club plus gin and whisky tastings The pub is popular with walkers in the area 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 with 2 Rooms set aside for drinkers and bar meals. Over 200 years old, it prides itself on its original features. Close to Bosworth Field. Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Also popular for functions and corporate events. Hotel accommodation is in 14 ensuite rooms. Serves breakfasts, lunches and evening meals plus champagne breakfasts Fri-Sun (bookable). Beer is a locale from Church End; What The Fox's Hat

    • Thurlaston, Leics
      • Elephant & Castle 26 Main Street Thurlaston, Leics LE9 7TP Telephone(01455) 888213

        New landlady February 2023.

        3 roomed pub, the front lounge has a log burner. To the rear is a restaurant/lounge. Outside is a safe children's play area, patio and car park. Popular with visiting ramblers, dog walkers, cyclists and families. Walking and cycle routes pass the pub. Disabled access from car park - 1 step through patio or level through side door. Up to 5 beers - Everards Tiger and 2+ changing Everards/guest beers. The outside drinking area has recently benefited from an upgrade with new decking. Fortnightly Quiz night (Wednesday). Open Mic every 2nd Tuesday and occasional live music.

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

        Please use the email link at the bottom of this listing to let the local branch know of any changes. Grade II listed former coaching inn c1750 Central bar serving the 2 rooms, separate restaurant area Outside courtyard seating 2 regular beers - Greene King Abbot, St Austell Tribute, plus 1 guest, usually from ChurchEnd. Accommodation provided in 2 rooms accross the courtyard