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The Salmon, Leicester Central, Leicester

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19 Butt Close Lane
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Salmon

Central bar, exposed brick, padded benches, low pipped music and sports TV. Typical Black Coutry Ales pub including good beer and choice.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Salmon

Now part of Black Country Ales chain, the choice and quality of the beers was good yesterday when we called in. Decor is now prints round the walls instead of all the sport items. We enjoyed our beers from Kinver and Fixed Wheel breweries.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Salmon

A calmer revisit outside of beer festival time (no sign of the purple ponce), so a proper review:

A fabulous bolt hole just half a minute from the immediate town centre with six eclectic ales. My Raising Richard Brandy Ale was sublime and at £1.75 also excellent value for a 6%. Stayed on and also had a fantastic Quatermaster stout. Plush burgundy banquettes, lovely interior tiling and some nice picked colour glasswork in the bar area and lobby door. Some tasteful modern touches such as the design of the blinds. A narrow horseshoe shaped bar, the layout is awkward and if even faintly busy you feel in someone's way at the bar. Rugby focussed, with a smattering of Leicester fans in attendance watching their team stage an improbable comeback away to Saracens. A collection of framed international rugby ties en route to the bogs. Key here is pride in the pub as a whole. I can understand why it is so popular with the local CAMRA crowd and I’d certainly put it joint top of the list for a city centre crawl alongside the Swan & Rushes.

April 2013
This back street pub (apparently a former Banks house) is now free of tie and is the current Big Noise on the Leicester ale scene. Located just round the back of the Shires it sports a solid if fairly unremarkable Victorian exterior. The interior has a U-shaped bar with some nice features, particularly a slant towards rugby memorabilia. I visited when the beer fest was already in full swing and the place was duly packed out. A really good selection available and the heavy abv (Betjeman) ale I had was first class. Can’t comment much about the interior as I didn’t see much of it, so packed was the pub. I took a quick pic of the pump clip of the beer I was drinking which elicited a massively OTT response from the purple ponce behind the bar, who wildly pointed to signs (hanging well-above my eye-line) above the bar asking patrons not to take photos because of some auction of the clips. Fair enough, but perhaps you could have been rather less self-righteous, eh? Be calm, find your neutral space…

On 27th January 2014 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Leicester, 0.78 miles, 14 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.7 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
Syston, 4.87 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Salmon, Leicester
9th Nov 2019, 14:31
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
16th Jul 2016, 10:07
Review submitted by Gill Smith

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Gill Smith
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