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Firebug, Leicester Central, Leicester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Millstone Lane
Leicester
LE1 5JN
Phone: 01162551228
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Leased (Marstons)

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ROB Camra left this review about Firebug

Whilst in the Swan & Rushes I showed the barmaid my list of Leicester real ale pubs supplied at the CAMRA beer festival. There's one missing she said, it's called Firebug. A real ale pub that no-one else was going to visit during the PuG crawl? Well OB and I just had to go. We sauntered up there via the Derby & Rutland and who should be sat at the bar in here when we arrived? Yep, the barmaid from the S & R. :-)) This is a music venue and is aimed at the late night crowd, so it was a bit dead at around 4 p.m. It's mainly a big open space aimed at vertical drinking and most of the features have been lost as a result. There is a very long bar full of lager fonts etc, but hidden away a bit at the right hand corner are 4 cask ale handpumps. 3 beers were available, all from the extended Marstons range and my pint of Hobgoblin was in decent condition. It's a reasonable enough pub in a large barn kind of way. I'd be interested to visit later in the evening as I guess it would be very different. Good to see a place like this serving real ale though.

On 23rd April 2013 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about Firebug

An old pub converted to a music pub by a major stripping out exercise, the decor is pretty plain comprising mainly posters for the live music which is held upstairs I believe. Furnished with traditional pub benches, there are a couple of raised areas and lots of vertical drinking space. There are four handpulls at the far end of the L shaped counter, Marstons products on three of them and not badly kept, there are of course the standard UK kegs on four banks of taps. The entrance vestibule is in stained glass and hints that the basic decor was once a bit more interesting.

On 23rd March 2013 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Leicester, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.13 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.19 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
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23rd Mar 2017, 10:57
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22nd Mar 2017, 22:44
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 October 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 April 2013 by moby duck
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 4am
Monday12noon - 4am
Tuesday12noon - 4am
Wednesday12noon - 4am
Thursday12noon - 4am
Friday12noon - 4am
Saturday10am - 4am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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