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The Criterion, Leicester - pub details

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Address: 44 Millstone Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5JN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21088) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leicester (0.6 miles), South Wigston (3.6 miles), Syston (5.1 miles)

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Paid a return visit to the Criterion yesterday. It didn't feel quite as good as my last visit. There were still plenty of ales on - The Pig Pub Pig Out, Kelham Island Pale Rider, 8 Sail Bard's Bitter, Nelson Midshipman Dark Mild, Tres Bien Parakeet, Market Harborough Hoppy Pale Ale, Salopian Darwin's Origin, Shardlow Slayed & Langton Bowler. Cider was Charnwood Appley 'Av Another & Rockingham Forest Dabinett. The ciders were farm. But the Mild was poor. The pub was also much busier than on our last visit. I think I'd still rate this as just about Leicester's best pub.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2016 16:15
2 DOZEN rare Xmas real ales to try from mid December.

Christmas Cobs return + Pudding, Mince Pies, Sherry, Port & Stilton!

Large parties and table reservations advised.

MIND Charity fundraiser Sun 25th 3-8pm inc. raffle

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 4-22 Feb.
alemonkey - 2 Dec 2014 14:42
Lively pub, a bit more dog-eared than previously when Grant Cooke (he of the Swan and Rushes) was the proprietor. Manager is still the same, and now runs it with a friendly lass, who seems to do all of his smiling for him.
Beer range is slightly more limited than previously, but all on good form. Crowd seems a lot younger than before too!!
Definitely worth the visit.
alewarrior - 28 Nov 2014 12:32
German Oktoberfest bottled beer now in stock!

Leicester Branch CAMRA AGM Wed 22nd Oct will be a tight squeeze so arrive early for pizza and seats for the quiz in the main bar only.

Day Of The Dead Beer Festival from Friday 31st October includes Hales ales, some Halloween specials, Transylvanian red wine and craft bottled beer from Mexico.

British Sausage Week returns 3rd - 9th November.
alemonkey - 24 Sep 2014 18:57
The Criterion looks a bit rough from the outside. But once inside, it's a great little backstreet boozer with an excellent selection of real ales and ciders. Yesterday's ale selection was Wentworth Speckled Wood Best Bitter & Challenge, Abbeydale Dr Morton's Implant Jammer & Cabby Chino Porter, Kelham Island King of the Rocket Men, Oakham Black Baron (8.8%!), Green Devil IPA & Citra, The Pig Pub Weiner Bitter, Gado's Festivale & Ramsbury Reach For the Sky. Ciders were Charnwood Pure, Newton Court Blackcurrant & Westcroft Janet's Jungle Juice. Two of these were new ones for me. If we had any criticism, it was with the quality of some of the beers. We found out that the landlord had been away on holiday and the beers had been put on in the wrong order. Nevertheless an excellent pub and my new favourite in Leicester. Worthy of a 9/10 for me and I don't normally award 9 or 10's!
blue_scrumpy - 17 Aug 2014 16:06

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