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Criterion, Leicester Central, Leicester

44 Millstone Lane
Leicester
LE1 5JN
Phone: 01162625418
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Alex Conway left this review about Criterion

The Criterion is quite an ugly50’s/60’s building located at the end of the best congregation of Leicester’s inner city pub. A long standing entrant in the good beer guide I was optimistic of a good pint in here especially knowing that the Landlady at the best kept beer pub in inner city Leicester in my opinion (Broood) used to have this place. I visited on a Saturday evening and the place way dead. A long bar round across the back wall with seating on the right hand side. The insides is very old and warn and looked completely void of care bordering on shabby, I like old fashion boozers but this was just old and pretty naff. Everything said that This pub was just ticking over from the lack of custom to the almost empty bar with a sparse few bottles in the fridges and a few optics. The pubs of which there were many were only half filled with half Market Harborough beers and half guests from unexciting breweries such as Nobbys which all ranged between £3.20-3.40. I had a pint of the MH Bitter and this was disgusting! Warm, flat, murky and tasting like soup! This was swapped for the mild which was just as bad...we left ¾ and walked out. How this pace gets in the Good Beer Guide I will never know. And can only assume there has been a drastic change of fortune since the previous landlady went to brood. Even Market Harborough Brewery has dumped this off to Dhillon's Brewery of Coventry. This was a pretty dire pub and if this gets into the guide this year then I’m afraid this is hard evidence furthering the argument against the credibility of the good beer guide. I hope the new brewery can make the appropriate changes because god help me this place was awful.

On 19th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Gill Smith left this review about Criterion

It is a while since we have been to this pub, and we found an impressive display of beers available. We chose a beer from Market Harborough brewery which did not impress those of us drinking it, but the ones from Pig Pub and Oakham were a bit better. Very quiet for a Friday we thought.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Criterion

Well described below by my fellow PuG crawlers. I must admit that I didn't take too much notice of the decor myself as I was involved in conversation. I do remember that my pint of Great Heck Citra was as good as anywhere I've ever had it and I've had a few along the way. It's a good solid pub.

On 5th June 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Leicester, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.21 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.24 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Criterion, Leicester
19th Sep 2018, 15:21
Review submitted by Alex Conway
 
22nd Mar 2017, 22:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Gill Smith
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 25 April 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 March 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Gill Smith
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 March 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 23 March 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 April 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by paulof horsham
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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