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Firebug, Leicester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Millstone Lane
Phone: 01162551228

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Leased (Marstons)

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ROB Camra left this review about Firebug

Whilst in the Swan & Rushes I showed the barmaid my list of Leicester real ale pubs supplied at the CAMRA beer festival. There's one missing she said, it's called Firebug. A real ale pub that no-one else was going to visit during the PuG crawl? Well OB and I just had to go. We sauntered up there via the Derby & Rutland and who should be sat at the bar in here when we arrived? Yep, the barmaid from the S & R. :-)) This is a music venue and is aimed at the late night crowd, so it was a bit dead at around 4 p.m. It's mainly a big open space aimed at vertical drinking and most of the features have been lost as a result. There is a very long bar full of lager fonts etc, but hidden away a bit at the right hand corner are 4 cask ale handpumps. 3 beers were available, all from the extended Marstons range and my pint of Hobgoblin was in decent condition. It's a reasonable enough pub in a large barn kind of way. I'd be interested to visit later in the evening as I guess it would be very different. Good to see a place like this serving real ale though.

On 23rd April 2013 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about Firebug

An old pub converted to a music pub by a major stripping out exercise, the decor is pretty plain comprising mainly posters for the live music which is held upstairs I believe. Furnished with traditional pub benches, there are a couple of raised areas and lots of vertical drinking space. There are four handpulls at the far end of the L shaped counter, Marstons products on three of them and not badly kept, there are of course the standard UK kegs on four banks of taps. The entrance vestibule is in stained glass and hints that the basic decor was once a bit more interesting.

On 23rd March 2013 - no rating submitted
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