Ale Wagon (Hoskins) | Leicester, Leicestershire
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Ale Wagon (Hoskins)
Exceptional based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

27 Rutland Street
Leicester, Leicestershire England LE1 1RE [ print map ]
0116 262 3330

alewagon.co.uk

Hours: 11.00-11.0 (Mo-Sa); 12.00-3.00 & 7.00-10.30 (Su)


Taps: 10 | Bottles: approx 10


Ale Wagon (Hoskins)

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8 reviews for Ale Wagon (Hoskins)
 Ambiance  52%
 Service  68%
 Selection  61%
 Food N/A 
 Value  58%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  68%


62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 2, 2013
This is an old fashioned pub just a few blocks from the station. As far as atmosphere goes if it ever got busy I could see it being a fun place. I certainly would not return just for the beer selection which mainly covers a number of Hoskins beers. If you’ve got the time stick your head in the door but don’t expect to find anything amazing besides a typical English pub thrown 70 years in the future.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The ’Sham, England | April 13, 2013
Single rooomed street corner boozer harking from the 20’s or 30’s in architectural terms. I’ve never seen this place overly busy, but neither have I seen it empty. Service is efficient, beers from Hoskins. Carry out cartons available which I’ve employed for my train journey back south on occasion. A short 3 or 4 minute stroll from the Leicester London Road BR station.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe  (1276) Hebden Bridge, England | February 15, 2013
On the widest street through the city centre it occupies a rounded corner building at a junction. The building has seen better days, both inside and out, but this adds to its charm. Inside the floor tiles are worn and some parts look like its under renovation, except the dust on some of the stepladders suggest its been under for quite some time. The furniture is simply and there’s no attempt to fill the floor space with them, most people prefer to sit against the walls in the long cushioned pews. There’s a fantastic original open fire at the end of the bar to the left as you walk in that provides some good heat on a cold day. Perhaps the downside to this place is the ’all eyes’ attitude of some of the regulars that make for an uncomfortable atmosphere, even the bartender stared at me without speaking as I perused what was actually a fairly good selection of ales.
44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
dynamiteninja  (50) Richmond, England | January 24, 2011
Atmosphere like a graveyard, and very old clientèle, mostly suits. Service was fine. Beer was all from Hoskins which aren’t my cup of tea.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2007
A nice classical boozer with 4-5 Hoskins beers and about 5-6 guest, quality service, lots of customers with a strong Midland accent. A beer festival was gonna have 30-35 casks in the 18th-19th of august weekend. One of the 5 or so must in Leicester and easy to reach.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch  (83) Northwich, England | February 27, 2006
Visited during Leicester Beer Festival 2005. Nice old fashioned corner pub with a great selection of the Hoskins beers plus several guests to choose from too.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman  (56) Derby, England | July 10, 2005
Plain looking, single room, no-nonsense pub. Range of Hoskins beers plus several guests.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown  (264) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 12, 2004
Another great pub to visit in Leicester (definitely somewhere to head for a crawl). This is the outlet for Hoskins Brothers (Hoskins and Oldfield) ales, and when I popped in, they had 5 of their products on hand-pumps. Fairly low key interior, big on 70's style wooden features, and pretty bare. it was quiet when I was there, but picking up, at the point when I moved on. The landlord and his brother who run the place, were friendly and knowledgeable, and they seem to committed to keeping the micros coming. This is a good place to scoop and it's a great, local style pub to visit and tackle some tasty Leicestershire fare.

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