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The Queens Head Inn, Hinckley Town, Hinckley

Upper Bond Street
Hinckley
LE10 1RJ
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Aqualung . left this review about The Queens Head Inn

This one was a big disappointment for me after some glowing reviews below and being highly recommended by CAMRA. It's an old building but it's all been knocked through, hardly original. There is a bar area as you enter with another area to the right and two further areas behind the bar. I didn't see a pool table. I got here just after midday on a Saturday so it was quiet. Their was a radio playing Smooth Radio which was just as stomach churning as the John Smith's Smooth crap that it may or may not be named after.
The four hand pumps had a boring mainstream choice of London Pride, St Austell Tribute, Bass and Castle Rock Harvest Pale. Nothing Locale and nothing of interest. I went for the Castle Rock beer which was in good nick but even with the 20p CAMRA discount came to £3.30 which is considerably dearer than most of their own houses.
CAMRA on What Pub claim that this is a 15 minute walk from the Railway Station. Did Mo Farah write that bit? I got a bus the couple of stops from the JDW which may well be fifteen minutes from the station.
I wouldn't return here but give it a lenient 6.

On 14th August 2017 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Queens Head Inn

Hinckley's oldest and most traditional free house. This pub really is worth a visit, especially for all the original features, plus the coal fire in the main lounge. There were also two rear private rooms behind the bar. We found the owners, staff and locals in here most welcoming and the beer quality was sublime. There were four handpumps, I went for the Abbeydale Moonshine and the Bass - the other choices were Oakham Scarlet Macaw and TT Landlord. Well worth a visit, watch opening times as it opens late afternoon, even on Fridays, 4.30pm if I recall.

On 7th March 2017 - rating: 9
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Will Larter left this review about The Queens Head Inn

A really nice traditional pub. There are some photos of the original Queens Head that stood on this site - a thatched cottage, which was replaced by the current building in the 1890s. The tiled entrance hall gives way to carpeted rooms on either side, though the walls and doors have been replaced by high arches. The bar is on the left, and the corridor continues towards the back past a wood panelled "smoke room" and a small area for a pool table right at the back before you reach the toilets.

There are three hand pumps, of which two had ales on: Bass and Adnams Broadside. I had the Bass, which was in good condition. A small blackboard next to the pumps lists the beers in the cellar, with crossings-out indicating the ones you've just missed.

There's a lovely fireplace in the room to the right, with a huge mirror above it. Leather upholstered benches line the walls, plus the usual pub tables and stools and the occasional arm chair. Several TVs were showing the Saturday afternoon racing when I was there. The landlord was friendly and welcoming and there was a good atmosphere.

On 14th January 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Hinckley, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Nuneaton, 4.92 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Bermuda Park, 6.42 miles, 2 hr 3 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: February 22nd 2018
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