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The Ale Wagon, Leicester Central, Leicester

27 Rutland Street
Leicester
LE1 1RE
Phone: 01162623330
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Aqualung . left this review about The Ale Wagon

Hoskins is a name I remember from early CAMRA days but sadly their beers are now all brewed by Belvoir.
This is very much an old school well worn boozer. I don't know if it's been done up since some of the reviews below but currently it has yellow walls and an only slightly restrained lime green ceiling. There were no TV screens turned on.
It was quiet on my Thursday early afternoon visit. The landlord was reading his paper when I entered and that's fine by me, I'd prefer that or even someone like Jack Dee serve me rather than a Michael McIntyre clone.
The main bar has nine hand pumps and I didn't look further. There were two unused, Hoskins Green And Gold, Hob, IPA & Old, Portobello Star, a cider and Maldon Farmer's Steel Cow.
I went for the Green And Gold (£3.25) which was a decent enough pint in good condition.
I quite liked this pub especially as most of the others on the day had the Eurobore 2016 blasting out.

On 29th June 2016 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Ale Wagon

Slightly run down drinking den. L-shaped room with high ceilings, wood parque floor, bench seating around the outer walls & space filled with rectangular tables with wood chairs. An aged male dominated pub, there was not a female in sight, the pub has a large selection of real ales, including 3 from Hoskins (Belvoir?). The ceiling is bright green. The landlord not very welcoming. Beer quality is good, luckily.

On 28th July 2014 - rating: 6
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I L left this review about The Ale Wagon

A long itme favourite stop off when in town, this pub has been redecorated since our earlier visits.

Its generally fairly quiet each time we have visited but still enough locals in to create a bit of atmosphere, mainly of the older age but some younger people in there aswell.
very chatty bar staff with the locals so didn't really get chance to engage in a any conversation.

Not all the hand pumps were in use but still 5 or 6 ales from local breweries available and those that we tried were in good condition.

On 10th December 2013 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Leicester, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.24 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ale Wagon, Leicester
9th Jan 2018, 17:34
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14th Aug 2017, 09:27
Review submitted by Ethelred The Unsteady amended by Ethelred The Unsteady

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 01 May 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 June 2016 by Aqualung .
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