The Leicester Inn
16 December 2020
King William
16 December 2020
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The warmest of welcome awaits visitors to the Old Thatched Inn, along with good food, wine and beer. Original and contemporary elements blend well at the inn, which re-opened on a red-letter Saturday towards the end of 2007 after a top-to-toe refurbishment programme. The distinctively shaped white-painted building with a steeply raked thatched roof is a familiar landmark on the main street of Stanton-under-Bardon, off the A50/A511 Leicester-Coalville road and just minutes from J22 of the M1. It stands on the edge of the village, with open fields nearby, and appeals equally to the local community and to the considerable passing trade. The most loyal guest, but one who contributes nothing to the coffers, is the resident ghost, who keeps himself to himself upstairs. The tenants are Janet Lowe and Wallace Hastings, who oversaw the refurbishment. Inside, the public area is bright and spacious, with lots of beams and two dining areas, one with a wood floor, the other carpeted. Marstons Pedigree is the resident cask ale and theres a good choice of other draught or bottled beers, wines, spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic drinks. The menus have been revamped along with the premises, and a team of chefs are kept busy producing dishes to please all tastes and appetites, using fresh seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible. The regulars enjoy a game pf pool, and all comers are invited to put their brains to the test at the Wednesday quiz. Live music weekends take place each month. The pub is open from 12 noon to 3pm at lunchtime and from 5pm to 1am in the evening, and all day from noon to 1am Saturday and midnight Sunday. The area round Stanton-under-Bardon has plenty to see and do, including walking in Chanwood Forest, the Snibston Discovery Park at Coalville and Beacon Hill Country Park, one of the highest points in the country. So join us today down at the Old Thatched Inn where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you today.

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