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“In my eyes 2nd fiddle to the Salmon”
Review of King's Head

King's Head
Ranked #8 of 95 Nightlife in Leicester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The classical Georgian architecture of this city centre public house lend a sense of timeless quality to Black Country Ales' first East Midlands inn. Ten handpulls serve three Black Country Ales, along with seven regularly changing guests and upto 8 varying ciders. Our open fire and roof terrace make us popular throughout the year with real ale enthusiasts and visitors to the local footall and rugby grounds. Two craft beer lines showcase the best in modern brewing, along side a choice of three lagers, Thatchers Gold and Guinness. We have an extensive range of spirits and a selection of house wines. Sky and BT sports is shown on two screens in the bar, one screen in our courtyard and one on the roof terrace. Although we at The King's appreciate the value of family, no under 18's are allowed on the premises. Open 12pm-12am Everyday.
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Long thin pub on 2 levels & a small outside beer garden.

No car parking facilities.

11 real ales & 6 ciders available on our visit.

Real wood fire not on though.

Nice ginger cat, Captain Miaow in pub.

Various cobs available for £1.50, including ham, cheese, tuna & a lovely pastrami & salad cob.

Quiet relaxed pub.

Crib, dominoes, mouse trap etc available to play.

Newspapers & beer books to peruse.

Good range of whiskies available in pub too.

Bit of wall by beer boards, to raw with uncovered bricks.

Current Leicester Camra branch pub of the year 2016 & 2015 too.

Opens Mon – Fri 11am – 11pm. Fri & Sat 11am midnight. Sun midday to 11pm

Date of experience: January 2017
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John D, General Manager at King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hi,
Thank you for your review.
Just to let you know that our opening times are 12pm-12am everyday.
Hope too see you again soon.
John

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to chill, especially if you want a break from the modern "bar" style drinking hole.

Walking in they had an actual open fire on the go which was pretty awesome. Good vibe. Good music.

Not a great selection of soft drinks, which is my only real criticism. Good selection of ales though.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Touzo
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First place I went too when I moved to Leicester on a meet and greet. Never stopped going back. Great selection of ales and John and Mat are two very knowledgeable and friendly guys. You could easily go in this place yourself and come out with at least 5 new friends! Drunk friends, but friends nonetheless

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jameskG7880XO
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great pub, have visited many times. Always a good selection of ales, this time a nice Mild, Black Country, Pig on the Wall. Bar staff very friendly, in fact the pub has a great atmosphere, like pubs of old! Bar snacks are available, try the Black Country Pork Scratching,s, go well with the Mild!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Observer1966
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A very well maintained pub with a wide selection of beer and ale. Friendliest staff and atmosphere and always welcomed in.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Gareth C
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