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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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We were intending to visit the Criterion and the nearby Blue Boar on our trip to Leicester. We'd had quite a few in the Blue Boar and enjoyed it last year. But this time we stayed put in the Criterion. Service wasn't the friendliest and we were served out of turn. But the ale selection is still good - Oakham Bishop's Farewell, Inferno, Green Devil IPA & Black Hole Porter, Salopian Kashmir, Dhillon's Napa, Framework Sinker Stout, Arbor Meg's Bomb & Atom Schrodinger's Cat. Ciders were Weston's Old Rosie & Charnwood Jason. The latter was a new one for me. Traditional pub that may not be the best in Leicester these days. But I have a feeling I've still to visit a better pub or two in the city.
blue_scrumpy - 7 Oct 2018 16:02
Weird place like a working men's club and all a bit run down. Beer choice was good.
baxterfish - 12 Aug 2018 15:10
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

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