Leicester, do you know what you are missing?

Our food and drink scene soars from high to brand new high on a seemingly weekly basis at the moment. Here’s what you might be missing out on if you haven’t got your ear to the ground this week! The only thing I can’t help you with is being in two places at once where events clash…

Tuesday 25th April
Weekly Quiz
West End Brewery, Braunstone Gate
Not always widely advertised, but always lots of fun, Russ will be hosting the weekly pub quiz so you can pit your wits against me and my noble band of pub-quiz wooden spooners (sorry guys, but me and The Boy are going to drag you down) whilst enjoying a refreshing drink from the selection of brews made on the premises in Leicester’s first brewpub.

real ale, brewpub, microbrewery

Wednesday 26th April
The Grand Launch
The King’s Head, King Street/New Walk
From 7pm
After extensive refurbishment, the King’s Head are throwing open their doors to welcome us all back. With 12 real ales and ciders on the bar, a splash of gin behind the door and of course, the absolutely adorable Chairman Meow presiding, it will surely be an evening to remember.

cat, pub cat, Leicester

Wednesday 26th April
An Evening with the Leicester Riders
The Black Horse, Aylestone
Raising money for the Riders Foundation, there is a silent auction, Q&A with members of the almighty, all-conquering Leicester Riders basketball team and even a free pint of Everard’s Tiger thrown in with your ticket. Places are limited though, so if you want a ticket call them right away!

Wednesday 26th April
A Taste of Brewklopedia
Brewklopedia, Welford Road
Taste 5 delicious beers at the first Bottle Club held in the new Welford Road store. There are some old favourites, like Cloudwater Brewery, on offer, as well as some more unfamiliar names. The only one I’ve tried before is Siren Brewery’s Yulu which I was very favourable towards on Untapped!

EDIT: Wednesday 26th April
CAMRA Pub of the Month Presentation
The Blue Boar, Millstone Lane

Thursday 27th April
Extended Opening
Charnwood Brewery, Loughborough
In case you missed it, Charnwood Brewery have now extended their opening hours, so you can head down and sample some of their delicious brews on Thursday afternoons now, as well as Fridays and Saturdays.

Friday 28th April
LCB Depot, Rutland Street
Now in the third month, the (according to me) best street food experience in the East Midlands is back at LCB Depot this Friday and due to massive demand there will be more seating, more tables and more importantly, more delicious street food on offer. As well as the awesome Leave it to Esmie (who I featured on the blog last summer) there will be a pop-up cocktail bar featuring some of the most influential bartenders in the country guest-starring each month. Halloumi fries from Street Chef and steamed bao by Wallace and Sons also sound like delicious highlights to me!

street food, Leicester

Sunday 30th April
Sunday Session
Geese & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial
Becka Hutton will be back to sing classics as well as more contemporary hits for you, while you munch on high tea. Table bookings are being taken, so get in there while you can! Space is limited!

pub, Leicestershire

Sunday 30th April
Lazy Sundays
The Spotted Duck, Mountsorrel
With two courses available for £24.50 or three at £27.50 you can enjoy a beautiful menu at Leicester’s latest fine dining hotspot. But book ahead or prepare to be disappointed. For all I know, it could be booked up already…

Forthcoming dates for your diary
4th May – Gin evening at 33 Cank Street
13th May – Tour and Tasting at Rothley Wine Estate


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