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Needle & Pin, Loughborough

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15 The Rushes
Loughborough
LE11 5BE
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Pub SignMan left this review about Needle & Pin

This is a compact shop converted micro pub with an excellent town centre location, handy for the shopping centre. The ground floor room has a brick tile floor through a fairly narrow space, made even more narrow by the positioning of a staircase along the right-hand wall. Seating is limited to a small row of high tables, but with no stools in support, which means everyone sits along the same side of the table, all facing the same direction. The bar is located in the slightly raised rear part of the room, with a tidy brick counter and basic bar back squeezed into the left-hand corner. A few fridges stand opposite and are full of bottles and cans should the cask range not be to your liking. The walls have been decorated with various railway themed items, despite the station being quite some distance from this part of town, whilst each table has an old spirit bottle on it, with fairy lights inside. The aforementioned staircase leads up to an overspill seating area on the first floor, but there was no need to explore with only one other couple in on my early evening visit. A sign outside explained that the upper room can also be hired for private functions of between 18-30 people and that the room has a record player with over 400 albums to pick from.
On the bar, three of the four handpulls were in action, dispensing North Riding Phoenix Mild and Walker Down The Aisle, plus Thornbridge Lord Marples. I was served by a very friendly barmaid who took time to chat to all her customers, and the Mild was in excellent condition.
This place had a bit of character to it, which isn’t always a given for such shop converted operations. It felt a bit odd having everyone face the same direction, but perhaps the upper room would have had a better layout. I liked this one and thought it was a sound addition to the town’s pub scene.

On 9th May 2023 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Needle & Pin

Barely looks like a pub from the outside, more like a chippy. Inside is a tidy micro done to a high standard; quarry tile flooring, mauve walls and a bit of exposed brick with some cushioned bench seating. Three cask, my North Riding was poured through by the diligent and friendly barmaid and it was a great drop (NBSS 4). There was also a good selection of cider and overseas bottles. I was the only punter 20 mins after opening at 5pm which was a little concerning. However I really liked this one and it’s the only place in town I’d make an effort to get off the train for next time.

On 19th November 2022 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Needle & Pin

The Needle & Pin is a Micro pub that i walked past without knowing it was a pub.
Once inside there is a small oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is to the rear and up two steps,there is a stone floor,the seating is bench seating on the left side and tall tables and chairs on the right side,there is also a room upstairs.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Stancill Barnsley Bitter,which was a very nice drink,the other real ales were Slightly Foxed Urban Fox,Milk Street Stout and Stardust PK3.
Pretty similar to most Micro Pubs i have been in and almost empty on my Saturday dinner visit.

Pub visited 1/7/2017

On 15th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Loughborough (Leics), 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Needle & Pin, Loughborough
9th May 2023, 14:49
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
19th Nov 2022, 21:10
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - until 7 pm - last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No - Record Player Upstairs - last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
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