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The Ale Stone, Aylestone, Leicester

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660 Aylestone Road
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Ale Stone

Micropub and bottle shop in the Aylestone area of Leicester that was closed to drinkers throughout most of the pandemic. Indeed, I wasn't sure if it would actually be open on our late Sunday afternoon visit, as nobody responded to any messages or answered the telephone on my numerous attempts.

In actual fact, it opens 12-6 on a Sunday. I can't vouch for other days. There were about a dozen customers in and a couple of bar staff, who seemed to be struggling to find things to do. Answering the telephone and responding to messages could be a start, as they're probably losing out on trade.

Sister pub to the Blue Boar in the city centre, the ale and cider range here was always likely to be promising. Leatherbritches Blue Boar Bitter is the house ale. Guests on cask for my visit were Shiny Rocky, Durham Killer No Filler, Torrside Shed New Light, Salamander Golden Salamander, Lincoln Green Quarterstaff, Brunswick Rockin' Johnny's Winter Special & Bad Seed Stage Hand.

Real ciders were Abrahall's AD & Thundering Molly, Farmer Jim's Copper Top, Bad Boy Apple & Blackberry Cider, Two Shires Selston Sip & Bottle Kicking Cider Company Pineapple & Passion Fruit Cider.

Craft beers were Beartown Kahuna, Lenton Lane Downpour & Triple Rock Dimmer Switch.

Despite the uncertain opening hours here, a visit is well worthwhile if you can find it open. I certainly hope it will be open the next time I pass by.

On 14th February 2022 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Ale Stone

New Micropub that opened in July this year and is part of the Thomas Lyons Pub Company. This is the sister pub to the Blue Boar in Leicester's city centre. This new venture is quite similar to the Blue Boar, with boared floors and bench seating. There was a choice of five ales on our visit from five handpulls along the small rear bar. They also had a decent selection of ciders served from the chill room behind the bar. I went for the Mordue Five Bridges and an exceptionally good pint of Slaters Haka. To get here was a ten minute bus journey from the city centre. Bus no's were 84, 84a, 85 and the 87. The bus stop is outside the pub and you get off at the Co-op after Belvoir Drive.

On 24th September 2017 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3442 recommendations about 3442 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
South Wigston, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Leicester, 2.6 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Narborough, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
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9th May 2022, 14:30
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9th May 2022, 13:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 May 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by aleand hearty
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