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Golden Shield, Leicester

Main Street
Postal town: Leicester
Phone: 01162402366

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Thuck Phat left this review about Golden Shield

Although The Golden Shield is on Main Street, this is in fact to the west of the main road through the village so if just passing through you'll miss this, as I nearly did on returning from Leicester races.
The building is solid and traditional with dated furnishings including the, now rarely seen, swagged curtains. There's a lovely fireplace with an adjoining table suitable only for the shortest of short people and an artificially glowing coal fire. Seating spreads around the bar and to the rear of the bar is a large restaurant area. I didn't look at the restaurant menu but the bar snack menu had various standards on all for under £5.
Our flying visit was early on Friday evening and the place was rapidly filling up with good natured regulars sharing a joke with the friendly landlady. It made for a good atmosphere.
Beers on: Langton All H'Ale, which was decent, Banks Bitter, GK IPA and Abbot, Caledonian 80/- and TT Landlord. A reasonable, if uninspiring, selection.
I'd happily pop in if passing but would probably make the detour to the Chandlers Arms in Shearsby.

On 8th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Golden Shield

On entering through the front door with the serving bar directly infront ,to the left is an Inglenook with seating around but only a coal affect fire while to the right is an L shaped carpeted section with an area called Amen Corner which contained a flatscreen (off),a quiz and fruit machines.The seating was mainly benches with traditional tables while the windows were leaded.It had the feel of a comfortable lounge.At the rear of the building is a restaurant with table service,although there were cheaply priced bar snacks if that is what you are after.There are six handpumps which were drawing on my visit GK IPA,Abbott ,Langton Hop On,Caledonian 80 shillings,Banks's Bitter and an outstanding TT Landlord (£3.10),properly served via a tight sparkler and the best I've had outside Keighley.On that basis alone I feel this pub would be a worthy entry in the GBG and given Mr Winfield also found Oakham Bishops Farewell in here,I would definitely seek this pub out again when in the area.

On 6th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Golden Shield

The Golden Shield is set sideways onto the road,this is a largish old looking pub.
Once inside there was a comfortable bar at the front this was L shaped,this room was carpeted and had tall chairs at the bar and comfortable seating in the main room,there was a smaller seperate dining room to the rear.
There was a decent choice of beers on the bar with six real ales being on i had a drink of Oakham Bishops Farewell and this was a very nice well kept pint,the other beers were Taylor Landlord, John Smiths cask, Theakston Old Peculiar, Banks's bitter and Gk Abbot.
The pub was fairly busy and seemed to be popular with older drinkers.

Pub visited 9/12/2011

On 9th December 2011 - rating: 7
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