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A very welcome alternative to overpriced city centre bars

Having had to fork out a tenner for two pints of indifferent bitter and a coke at the nearby Shed... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Steve G
Grand old boozer near Leicester Cultural District

We discovered this place early on our arrival in Leicester for a weekend film viewing event. A... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 Dec 2018
“A very welcome alternative to overpriced city centre bars”
15 Jul 2018
“Grand old boozer near Leicester Cultural District ”
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27 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE, England
+44 116 262 3330
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Having had to fork out a tenner for two pints of indifferent bitter and a coke at the nearby Shed, I found the Ale Wagon a much more joyful experience. Good beer at a decent price, cheerful staff behind the bar and chatty customers. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This pub, and I use this definition loosely, is probably one of the statistics that says many pubs are closing down. IT DESERVES TO BE. Horrible atmosphere, extremely grumpy and uncaring staff (I even thought it was the landlord) Avoid Avoid AVOID

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We discovered this place early on our arrival in Leicester for a weekend film viewing event. A lovely old fashioned pub with a good range of real ales away from the brash pubs of the City Centre and the World Cup. Sheer bliss if you’re...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This pub should be rammed on a Friday night, but wasn't. Which is great if you want a pint and a read if the paper but puzzling as it's a gem of a place. Excellent Real Ales and a lovely 'old boy' atmosphere. The 'locals'...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Only two reviews?! This is one of the best pubs in Leicester. A great selection of ale, cider and the dreaded lager. Sit down relax and enjoy your surroundings. Never had a bad drink in the Ale Wagon

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I'm new in town and stopped into this place. Immediately, there's a warm feeling inside to welcome you. The bar has a long line of ales to choose from, some special just to them. The staff are quite friendly and knowledgeable on beer styles. I...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LauraLeeTraveler
Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you are looking for a place to enjoy real ale then this pub is the place to go. It had some of the best beer I have had. The outside doesn't look that inviting but the quality of the beer more than makes up...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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