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The High Cross (JD Wetherspoon), Leicester Central, Leicester

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103-105 High Street
Leicester
LE1 4JB
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Aqualung . left this review about The High Cross (JD Wetherspoon)

As well described below this is a fairly standard JDW consisting of a large single room.
The twelve hand pumps had a decent choice with two unused, the JDW Trio Of Doom, Wild Weather Choppy Waters, Milestone Classic Dark Mild, Everard's International Defender, Marston's One Is 90, Vale Gravitas, Oakham Scarlet Moon and Grainstore Metatarsal. I went for the Choppy Waters (£2.65) which was in first class condition.
I thought this was a good Spoons. The service was OK and the beer choice and quality was good. For me it's the best of the three Leicester JDWs.

On 29th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The High Cross (JD Wetherspoon)

This large city centre Wetherspoons pub takes its name from a cross that used to stand roughly where the pub is today – marking the centre of medieval Leicester and the site of the former Market House. The pub is a fairly standard shop conversion and rather boxy and featureless as a result. The ground floor has a roughly L-shaped layout with front and corner entrances leading you into the large main bar area with the servery positioned along the rear wall. This space is carpeted throughout and has half panelled walls, neutral colours on the walls and some fairly run-of-the-mill stained glass partitioning screens. To the left there is a slightly raised seating area under the large windows that run down this side of the room, whilst over to the front right there is a slightly sunken space under front windows which give a good view out to the shopping street and square beyond. There is a fireplace on the end wall and a few gargoyle heads on show as well as the usual local interest information boards and photos, but otherwise, décor is fairly unremarkable and the seating is almost exclusively in the form of regular tables and chairs. The room extends a small way back to the rear right, where a cosier space can be found with full dark wood panelling. Beyond this is an unexpected conservatory-style space with lots more seating under bare brick walls decorated with old photos. This is a fairly bland space, but not a bad option to have if you want a change from the usual ‘Spoons vista. The toilets, in a pleasant change from most Wetherspoons outlets, were located on the ground floor.
Half of the twelve hand pumps had been dedicated to guest ales, with just two ‘Spoons regulars, although this did mean that there were four pumps out of action. I enjoyed a particularly good pint of Oakham Inferno which took a little while to find its way to me as I patiently waited in line during a busy pre-match period prior to a fixture at Leicester City’s stadium.
I found this to be a fairly unremarkable pub straight off the well-worn Wetherspoons production line and in many ways indistinguishable from a great many of their other pubs. It did have some good beer on though and it’s a very safe option to pad out a city centre crawl, but I doubt this visit will last long in the memory.

On 27th January 2016 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The High Cross (JD Wetherspoon)

I much prefer this Spoons to the Plantagenet as it's not as dated. Also they had a Falstaff ale on handpump, which seems to be a regular visitor, from reading Gills notes. Service here was also better.

On 3rd February 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Leicester, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.41 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.08 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% off food (not Club combos) according to Leicester CAMRA website 07/02/2017 - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 27 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
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