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Western, Leicester - pub details

Address: 70 Western Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0GA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11974) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leicester (1.1 miles), South Wigston (3.4 miles), Narborough (5 miles)

Brewery: Everards

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 18 users)
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Yet another decent Leicester pub. As we did last season, we arrived here after everybody else had already flooded out to the match. Just time for a swift half, as we still had 20 minutes before kick off. Ales were Steamin' Billy Tipsy Fisherman, Skydiver & Bitter & Everards Ascalon. Ciders were Broadoak Moonshine & Fynburys Rutland Cider.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2016 16:37
A relaxed, friendly, and convivial atmosphere is well supported by the good-humoured bar staff, and varied clientele across the age range.

One of the apparent familiars was a staffie which trotted hither and thither with a favourite toy. He has a rather large, and, I'm afraid I have to say, all-too-human-looking virile member. However, he also seemed relaxed and amiable, as is the wont of those who perhaps have nothing to prove I suppose. I'm not a dog lover, but notwithstanding, he didn't put me off my beer. That said I don't know if he's one of the fixtures or just an occasional visitor from this one visit of mine.

The Steaming Billy was well kept and served as you'd expect in a brewery tap. I only sampled the one but it was an excellent example of its kind.

It's a solid, red-brick building of Victorian appearance, with quite a large bar and somewhat smaller lounge, in basic but warm and comfortable style. I understand that there's a small theatre upstairs, and from the posters in the toilets it seems that some quite interesting productions have been staged from time to time.

It adjoins a lively part of the city. There's something of a Turkish enclave nearby, with your pick of restaurants, some licensed, others not, and lots of student accommodation.

I'd be surprised to find anything better within a fair radius, and I recommend it.
eddybeer - 3 Nov 2015 01:16
Still as lively as it was on my last visit 3 years ago. Friendly environment in nice location just off Bede Park. 5 ales on and a real cider. Streaming Billy Tipsy Fisherman in fine form!
hecklesworth - 19 Jan 2015 11:09
I see nobody has reviewed this pub since my last visit and my opinion, the place has improved. It's extremely handy for the football and rugby grounds. Luckily most people were flooding out when we arrived. So we managed to fit in a quick pint before the match. Last time I only visited the smaller room. This time, I visited the larger bar and the courtyard to the rear where 3 ciders were being sold. The ciders were Farmer Fear Dry & Blackcurrant & Mr Whitehead's Boxing Dog. This also appears to be a brewery tap for the Steamin' Billy brewery. They had Tipsy Fisherman, Sky Diver & Bitter, in addition to some guest beers - Mr Grundy Olive Branch, Bohemian Orange Barley, Blackhole Red Dwarf & Welbeck 5 Tun. I'm definitely upgrading my score and we'll hopefully be back next year.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Aug 2014 16:14
Pleasant backstreet pub in a suburban area of Leicester. There are 2 bars and customers were packed in to watch the football last night. The beer range is good - Black Country Pig on the Wall, Steamin' Billy Tipsy Fisherman, Belvoir Star & Everards Sunchaser. Broadoak Moonshine was the cider. Whilst they also had Broadoak Perry. Worth a return visit.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Jun 2012 21:54

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