Swan and Rushes (Free) | Leicester, Leicestershire
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Swan and Rushes (Free)
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

19 Infirmary Square
Leicester, Leicestershire England LE1 5JN [ print map ]
0116 233 9167

swanandrushes.co.uk

Hours: Standard UK hours (open till 11.00 pm)


Mayor: DanielBrown (1) | Taps: Approx 10 | Bottles: 200+


Swan and Rushes (Free)

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Beer Available At Swan and Rushes (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Löwenbräu Triumphator 93, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 96, Augustiner Oktoberfest Bier 51, Flipside Dark Denomination 46, Burton Bridge Pitman Pale , Batemans Mocha Amaretto 39, Titanic Plum Porter 78, Oakham Bishops Farewell (Cask) 92
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13 reviews for Swan and Rushes (Free)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  79%
 Selection  79%
 Food  70%
 Value  70%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  84%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (499) Banbury, England | March 19, 2014
Corner pub on Leicester’s busy ring road in a semi industrial area a little away from the rest of the towns pubs. It was full of Football fans when we arrived this time, grabbing that last pint before a good sing song, looks safe enough for both home and away supporters. Good atmosphere initially, empty after kick off. The cask range is a little limited but a decent choice of Oakham beers, I didn’t investigate the bottled range. Always worth the walk over there but is falling behind its competitors a little.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar  (346) Sandnes, Norway | January 13, 2014
10 minutes walk from the railwaystation, nice pub divided in rooms, interior wise this is a proper old pub, carpets and small seating groups, green roof and doors. Good service, beers in good nick, free wifi, some food available as well, what mora can a man ask for.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 31, 2013
While it was hard to tell with no book the selection of bottles here seemed to be the main draw. Like other decent pubs you start with a choice of about six to eight cask ales. At least was dedicated to Oakham with others being regional in nature. Service was hard to gauge as the barman disappeared shortly after taking our order.

This place feels like it came straight out of the 1930s. Worn furniture and railings are like stepping into a time machine. This doesn’t affect the ambiance but does give it a rough feel unlike some polished places. I’d love to return at some point to see what they offer in bottle form but suspect that is unlikely to happen with so many other choices.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham  (338) Halden, Norway | March 30, 2013
Had a really lovely a fine evening here. Great beer selection. Friendly and lovely staff! Recomendable! A bit difficult to find on first attempt. Just grab a cab!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The ’Sham, England | February 15, 2013| Updated February 16, 2013
Staple boozer during the later stages of my LCFC ST days (’01 - ’05). Paid a few visits post this period circa ’09/’10. Trad boozer with 2 rooms and a bar separating them. Small beer garden where beers tend to be stashed during the German BF’s. Cask ales often from the likes of Abbeyldale, Newby Wyke and Oakham. Good bottled selection incudling many foreign numbers. Service is spot on - top boozer !
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe  (1278) Hebden Bridge, England | February 15, 2013
Occupying an older brick building on the apex of two roads, this has plenty of old style charm about it, and no shortage of clientele. The universities are close by too. The bar is central in the building and extends into both main rooms. There’s little difference between the two sides except for the pool table in the first. Real Ales are a focus at the bar and there’s a good selection. On the walls are infrequent beer related photographs and memorabilia including pics of the Paulaner Brewery in Munich. There’s a garden area out back too.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
maeib  (12) Wootton, Northampton, England | February 12, 2012
Best bottled range in town and around 8 real ales. Quality always good, and at a pretty good price. Does attract an odd lunchtime crowd. Occasional and good festivals, including cheese and cider. Well worth a visit if you can get across the busy road.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja  (50) Richmond, England | January 24, 2011
I never really "got" this place. Not helped by the rudeness of the landlord and his staff.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Richy  (10) Dublin, Ireland | January 13, 2010
Great pub. Very cosy, with a brilliant selection of beers, some old fashioned pub games, and a nice relaxed vibe.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2007
A very warm pub that dominates its street corner and pulls you in. Excellent selection of real ales as well as a rather deep continental bottle selection. There are a fair few of those I would not have mind drinking. Friendly service, offering a sample before trying. Comfortable place to spend a few hours. One of Leicester’s top 3 in my opinion.

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