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Kings, Leicester - pub details

Address: 36 High Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6RL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13549) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leicester (0.4 miles), South Wigston (3.5 miles), Syston (5.2 miles)

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Over 5 years since our last visit, our final stop in Leicester on Sunday evening was the Kings Head. It remains pretty much unchanged from our last visit. There are entrances at either end of the pub. On this visit, the ale range was Black Country Ales BFG, Fireside, Pig On The Wall & Plum Pig, Quantock Ralehead, Leatherbritches Bad Boy, Springhead Drop O' The Black Stuff, Bluestone Hammer Stone & Frothblowers Gollop With Zest. Ciders were Gwynt y Ddraig Farmer's Pride & Pulp Mango & Lime. Still a reliable place and the best in this area, now that Broood has closed.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Dec 2019 21:23
Best pub on new walk now. Never tasted ale in better condition. (Rivals The Plough in Nottingham). Good range of beer styles within the 9 or 10 handpumps. Cosy setting, friendly landlord, nice prices (£2.80-£3.00 for ale). 2 real ciders on and 2 Craft kegs. Beowolf Folded Cross was a quashing best bitter and was amazing; The Old Worthy 'Half 'n' half was fruity and delightful. Would have stayed here all evening but had a Leicester reunion pub crawl to continues with...should have stayed here..)
hecklesworth - 19 Jan 2015 11:29
A welcoming place, if a little stereotypical of 90's style trad pubs. think the carpet may have been left over from various Green Thing refits!
That said, the real fire and a decent selection of ales, all in good nick, were complemented by a friendly. if slightly brummified welcome from the short, tattooed barman (Matt, I think, was his name).
Good to also see real cider available too! Didn't try the BCA stuff, as it tends to be a tad bland, but a couple of the guests, notably Full Mash and Birds, were very palatable!
alewarrior - 28 Nov 2014 12:49
Second visit here and found a good selection of 7 ales, 2 ciders and 2 craft kegs.
Real ales ranged from 4.2% - 5.0% with prices from £2.80 - £3.00.
Tried the Black Country - Pig on the Wall, a chestnut brown mild, £2.80 and tasted good.
rpf1955 - 23 Oct 2014 12:20
This place is now called the King's Head. It's a Black Country Ales pub with a good range of ales - Black Country Fireside Bitter, BFG & Pig on the Wall, Sadlers Grorty's Delight, Cotleigh Golden Seahawk, Banks & Taylor Fruit Bat & Goffs Summer Knight. There were also 3 real ciders - Sandford Orchards Devon Red & Fanny's Bramble & Cornish Orchards Farmhouse. The pub itself is fairly small and is on two different levels. It's narrow. So once the tables are taken, people seem to spill out into the courtyard that backs onto New Walk. Busy on a match day. The barman or landlord seemed very put off that we ordered 10 halves. We often like to try as many different kinds of ale as possible, as we're not in the business of drinking pint after pint simply to get drunk. So maybe the owners of the King's Arms prefer the heavy lager drinkers instead. Nevertheless, a good pub worthy of a visit if in Leicester.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Aug 2014 15:59

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