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The Prince of Wales, Hinckley Town, Hinckley

52 Coventry Road
Hinckley
LE10 0JT
Phone: 01455614044

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Broood at the Prince of Wales

Unfortunately no XT Brewery beers to be found on this visit. There were 6 pumps, with 3 in use, all of them dark beers. Two of their beers were from Alechemy and one from Ferryhill Brewery. The layout of the pub is well described by Thuck Phat. The lounge area to the left of the entrance was the best feature here.

On 6th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about Broood at the Prince of Wales

Just been to my second beer festival at this pub, and it is certainly one to aim for if in the area and you like a superb choice of well kept real ales. They aim to keep an XT brewery beer on as a regular, plus around 6 or 7 guests. They are on the main bus route from Nuneaton, Coventry and Leicester and easily walked walked from the railway station at Hinckley. Friendly staff who know about beer.

On 10th February 2017 - rating: 9
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Gill Smith left this review about The Prince Of Wales Inn

Not a review as such, but this pub is opening as Brood Hinckley at the Prince of Wales Hinckley on 24 Aug, and has produced a brilliant beer list for a beer festival running from 1 - 4 September.

On 19th August 2016 - no rating submitted
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Prince Of Wales Inn

Recently refurbished by the XT brewery, the Prince of Wales has an odd layout with a small and cosy lounge on the left as you enter, decorated with French pictures and a large open plan area on the right. You then have to turn left and back on yourself to face the bar.
Having done so we were faced with an attractive barmaid, who seemed utterly devoid of humour, and six handpumps. There were one or punters milling around the bar and the open plan area attracted a few people in on a Friday lunchtime. It isn't exactly warm and friendly but probably needs bedding in.
Beer: XT8, XT4, XT XPA, Irving Invincible, Crouch Vale Essex Boys and Brentwood Best were on when we visited with the Invincible being ok and the XPA excellent but both in good condition. An interesting selection of beers this in a town not known for its beer variety.
A very welcome addition in Hinckley and I'll certainly revisit when in the area.

On 3rd December 2013 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Prince Of Wales Inn

Recently aquired by the XT brewery,there has been a considerable refurb to this interwar years pub,which has created a fine real ale outlet.The exterior has been thoroughly cleaned while the interior retains a cosy snug lounge to the left of the entrance with it's own access to the island bar.Sadly the wood burner is fuelled by gas.To the right is a large open area with sofas and high tables while beyond the bar there is a large fitted banquette and a flatscreen showing BBC News 24.Although it needs to weather in,the interior should appeal to a wide range of customers and bar snacks are available.Besides a number of XT ales there were guests from Crouch Vale,Brentwood and Irving so on this evidence the local midland customer base will get a good selection of southern brewery output,which adds another dimension.My XT 5 was spot on (£3)
I would fully expect this pub to feature in the 2015 GBG,it's a must visit in Hinckley and well worth the long trudge up from the Ashby Canal if that's your mode of transport.A great find.

On 16th November 2013 - rating: 8
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