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The Fox & Goose, Leicester

Main Street
Illston on the Hill
Postal town: Leicester
LE7 9EG
Phone: 01162596340
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Nick Davies left this review about The Fox & Goose

Very nice village pub down a dead end lane. The lounge to the front appears to be given over to eating now, but the bar is is very traditional, with all the exposed beams and collections of ninaks present and correct. Theres a sort of covered area for smohers and a slightly inappropriate outdoor seating out front and to the side. Seemed deservedly popular with friendly locals on our late afternoon call. it's an Everards tied house, and the Beacon was top notch. It's in the GBG.


I do note it has new management which may cause rampant foodification and the demise of another village local. Pricing the menu to have '5.5' to mean £5.50 does not inspire optimism. Anyway, as things stand it's worth seeking out.

On 31st July 2017 - rating: 8
[User has posted 438 recommendations about 430 pubs]


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Alan Winfield left this review about The Fox & Goose Inn

The Fox and Goose is a small pub that is in a small out of the way village.
The pub is set sideways onto the road so the entrance is at the side of the pub,there are a few tables and chairs outside the pub for warm weather,once inside there are two smallish rooms the room to the right is a small dining room that had tables laid out,the main bar is to the left,this is a long narrow room with raised area to the left which had a dart board,the room has got a stone floor and there was a real fire roaring away on our early dinner time visit.
The pub is full of stuffed animals and other curios which included farming equipment,Jimmy Savilles last cigar and Jake the Pegs leg,i know this because the very friendly told us and was showing us some of the different items in his collection,he also said the pub had won the Babycham pub of the yesr award in 1978.
The pub is an Everards tied house and there were two real laes on the bar i had a drink of Everards Beacon bitter and this was a very nice well kept pint the other beer was Everards Tiger bitter.
This is a proper old pub with a landlord who has got a lot of character.
If you are in this part of south Leicestershire make sure you visit this pub you wont be dissapointed.

Pub visited 10/3/2012

On 10th March 2012 - rating: 10
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matt england left this review about The Fox & Goose Inn

Stunning traditional pub in quiet village. No food, but well kept real ales. Interesting pub memorabilia.

On 18th February 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 61 recommendations about 61 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Leicester, 8.45 miles, 2 hr 43 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 8.61 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
Market Harborough, 9.24 miles, 2 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fox & Goose, Illston on the Hill
31st Jul 2017, 12:51
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies
 
31st Jul 2017, 12:42
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 February 2008 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by Nick Davies
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 9pm
Monday5pm - 9pm
Tuesday5pm - 9pm
Wednesday5pm - 10pm
Thursday5pm - 10pm
Friday5pm - 10:30pm
Saturday12noon - 10:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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