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Requested be closed with reason - Other: See Leicester Mercury story 17/1/19 https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/king-richard-iii-pub-leicester-2438513

King Richard III, Leicester Central, Leicester

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70 Highcross Street
Leicester
LE1 4NN
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hondo . left this review about King Richard III

due to open June 18

On 10th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about King Richard III

This is a nice, traditional pub sat between the historic buildings around the Cathedral and the modern shopping centre complex. You enter into the front bar - a rather spartan space with vinyl flooring and dominated by a pool table. The room has half panelled walls and part obscured front windows plus a juke box, but its most striking feature is its vast array of football memorabilia, including countless pennants from clubs across the globe, the shields of every Premier League football club from several seasons ago, a signed England shirt and of course, a TV screen showing the afternoon's early kick off. Seating here is limited to a few standard chairs and low stools down the right hand side and some bar stools along a ledge to the left. A wide, glass topped archway leads through to the main bar which is partly carpeted and has a simple tongue and groove panelled servery along the left hand wall. The low stools and fixed bench seating opposite seemed to be the place of choice for locals to congregate when I arrived early on a Saturday afternoon. The bar back has a bank note collection on display, a TV screen showing the same televised match and was adorned with a truly remarkable amount of Christmas decorations. A large portrait of Richard III hangs on the back wall near a nice tiled fireplace, with a lot of information boards on hand to provide a bit of history. A door leads into a rear room which is as sparingly furnished as the front bar, with virtually no seating but a number of dartboards and a large collection of trophies in a cabinet, which suggests the game is played competitively here. There is another tiled fireplace here - much smaller than the one in the other room and partly obscured by a dartboard on the hearth. The TV in here was switched off as no customers frequented the room, but music was playing quietly, which was a bit strange. There are stairs leading up to a function room which apparently has a counter-less bar with a Victorian 'dresser' servery sporting two disused hand pumps on the bar back, but sadly I was not aware of this at the time of my visit, so I missed the chance to see this unusual survivor.
The servery I did see had two ales on, both from Everards - Tiger and Sleighbell - with a third handpull unclipped. The friendly barman gave me a warm welcome and poured a very enjoyable pint of Tiger. A visit to Leicester isn't really complete without a well kept pint of this excellent beer.
This is a fairly basic pub perhaps best suited to football fans and those wishing to play pool or darts. The place can't really be described as cosy, but there was a warmth of sorts whether it be from the friendly barman or the amiable Leicester City fans who slowly filled the place prior to a home fixture. I wouldn't rule this place out in the future and would definitely try to sneak a look upstairs if I ever found myself back here.

On 21st January 2016 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about King Richard III

Two ales on handpump on our visit, Everards Tiger and Everards Tighthead. The pub was busy on our Sat afternoon visit, with a mixture of shoppers and regulars playing pool. The bar area is small and getting a drink was easy as no one stood around the bar drinking.

On 3rd February 2014 - rating: 6
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Leicester, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.45 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.08 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for King Richard III, Leicester
10th Jun 2019, 13:40
Review submitted by hondo .
 
17th Jan 2019, 12:59
Request to mark pub as closed by Old Boots approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 April 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 28 March 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 March 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 April 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 February 2014 by ROB Camra
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