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Swan and Rushes, Leicester - pub details

Swan and Rushes
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Address: Infirmary Square, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32041) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leicester (0.6 miles), South Wigston (3.4 miles), Narborough (5.3 miles)

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I last visited here almost 4 years ago. It was very quiet that time. This time it was quite the opposite with queues up to 4 deep at the bar. Punters were spilling outside. But the ale range was as good if not better - Milestone Dark Vader & Emperial Ale Strikes Back, Grainstore Ten Fifty, Oakham JHB & Bishop's Farewell, Batemans XB & Riyad Mahrez Mild (not sure which brewery), in addition to Farmer Fear Thirsty Farmer cider (another new one for me). Another good Leicester pub.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2016 16:29
Another of Grant Cooke's former establishments. This was his first and probably best, as it was the traditional two room pub layout. A good number of pumps spread over the two bars, like its former sister pub, The Crierion, presents a somewhat reduced range of ales compared to days of old.
Like its former sister pub, this is also run by a manager with a slightly odd persona, though this one, far from not smiling, smiles (or grins) incessantly, only broken by what can only be described as slightly rough and somewhat unfriendly banter. Apparently they are brothers!!
The beer here, whilst boasting a simnilar range to the Crierion, was by no means in the same good condition. Oakham JHB was passable, but by no means what I would expect from one of the countries finest session ales.
alewarrior - 28 Nov 2014 12:41
Granted it was a Monday night but it was a bit dead on my visit. Nice selection of Oakham beers and other local / not so-local ones. Friendly bar service; cheap food; pool table. A tad tired but worth a visit.
plymouthpirate - 2 Dec 2013 21:58
Good pub. Front bar had wood floors and furniture and Bar Billiards. Back bar looked very large, but most people seemed to be in the front.
Approx 5 ales on and some had changed on my second visit.Also stocked a wide range of foreign bottled beers.
rpf1955 - 24 Mar 2013 13:14
Nice old school pub with two rooms and a few angles to the walls/ceilings and decent ale.
anonymous - 21 Sep 2012 17:59

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