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The Blue Boar, Leicester Central, Leicester

Pub added by aleand hearty
16 Millstone Lane
Leicester
LE1 5JN
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Blue Boar

Stripped bare boarded pub, small, many beers shown on big screen. High barrel tables set for standing around in the middle, other areas for goups.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Blue Boar

A newish Leicester (micro-ish) pub, bizarrely lit in UV as you approach which makes it look more like a cocktail and shots bar. Enter to a straightforward single room. Light wood heavy – floor, panelling and bar. Some simple unfussy bench seating and a couple of large barrels for those who want to stand to perch their beverage on. Tasteful decor majoring in old maps aerial photographs of Leicester. No music – sometimes a blessing, othertimes a slightly weird curse, I got both extremes here in the hour or so I stayed. Nine handpumps with a stock of micro and small regionals at the bar, presided over by the friendly owner. I went for Titanic Plum Porter (NBSS 3), Beowulf Porter (3) and Nene Valley IPA (3.5). Also proper cider and a key keg sampled from Twisted Barrel. Cobs available for 2 quid. I enjoyed my visit here and it also got the thumbs-up from Mrs Quinno too, an evening more discerning punter than me. 7.5

On 31st August 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Blue Boar

Opened in 2016 ,CAMRA branch POTY in 2018 and a must visit if you care about top quality real ale.Formerly an office,the square room is well described below and although calling itself a micro,I've been to lots of smaller pubs.A huge display of hops both on a roof beam and above the bar give you the focus here,although ciders and wines are well represented too.
Leatherbritches brew the house beers,sold at £2.90 and called Blue Boar(standard bitter),Packhorse (session pale) and a Best Bitter but these brews are cheap for a reason and nothing to write home about.However what caught the eye were the 9 guests ales from outstanding brewers such as on my trip Wilde Child ,Squark,XT (their M was an outstanding strong IPA 6.4%),Arbor (Breakfast Stout sumptious and drinkable at 7.4% ) with more options from Hartshorns and Beowulf.Expect many of these guest ales to be high ABV and out there in terms of flavour and prices will reflect strength.There will also be unfined ales which may catch the unwary,but the bar staff are excellent at highlighting issues before pouring.
Millstone Lane is popular with many GBG hangouts,but from my point of view this is the outstanding choice.The guests will rotate but the owners can be trusted to stock only from highly respected brewers.I could have stayed all night and next time I probably will.

On 25th February 2019 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Leicester, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.12 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Syston, 5.15 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Boar, Leicester
11th Nov 2019, 22:37
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11th Nov 2019, 22:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 September 2019 by Quinno _
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