The Festive Leicester Mulled Directory

I can deny it no longer. The Christmas lights are on in the city and there are reindeer bimbling around in Jubilee Square today, next to the Wheel of Light. So the festive season is officially upon us. In my book that makes it time for a new directory. Where has mulled wine, cider or other delicious spiced hot toddies available this Christmas? I can’t survive without a delicious warming treat and I need the information of where to get one at my fingertips.

As ever, this directory will be regularly updated. I shall endeavour to review those that I get to try so you know how good they are. You’re welcome.

1901: The Turkey Cafe, Granby Street
Jaeger Spiced mulled wine and Rekorderlig Spiced Plum are available now. Plus festive afternoon tea is on offer and they are open every day from the 29th November because they’re full of festive cheer.

Black Horse Aylestone
The Black Horse are one of the first off the blocks to get their mulled wine offer out there this year. Couple that with a pub dog and an open fire and we’re in cosy festive heaven!

— blackhorse aylestone (@BlackHorseLE2) November 18, 2016

Broood, Hinckley
Mulled drinkies will be on the bar from 1st December!

The Cow and Plough, Oadby
If mulled wine is not your thing, head across to the Cow and Plough for a drop of mulled cider!

The Criterion, Millstone Lane
Now we have lived through the ownership crisis, the Critter is back in full operation and mulled wine is available.

The Exchange, Rutland Street
Mulled wine is on at £4, mulled cider at £3 and they are working on developing a soft drink option as we speak. Can’t decide what to have? Mince pies are also on hand while you make a decision!

The Forge, Glenfield
Mulled wine and mince pies are primed and ready to go whenever you can drop in…

The Geese & Fountain, Croxton Kerial
They will be creating a mulled wine using Dragora estate-bottled organic Castilla Tinto with cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Sounds like quite a treat, it will be available throughout December.

Festive cat-elf jacket. I made that.

The Globe, Silver Street
Always offering a great taste of the hot stuff, the Globe has been a staple of the market for many years now. 

The Nag’s Head, Glenfield
They will be serving mulled wine from December 2nd when Glenfield’s official light switch on takes place!

Orange Tree, High Street
They have confirmed their wine is mulling!

The Poacher’s Brasserie, Thurlaston
Offering mulled wine made from Pimms, malbec, cinnamon and star anise. There sure are some fancy brews going on out there!

Taps, Guildhall Lane
Mulled wine and mulled cider is available now!

West End Brewery, Braunstone Gate
They had some mulled treats at the Winter Westival on Braunstone Gate on Sunday 27th November and next they will be available through December.

Winter Food Festival at Leicester Market
Sunday 20th November
You missed it!


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