Black Horse

Leicestershire - Leicester

Listed Status: Not listed

1 Foxon Street

Tel: (0116) 254 0446


Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Leicester

Station Distance: 1450m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Leicester) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A corner Victorian pub which appears to have had a makeover in the 1930s, but there have been many alterations since in particular a major refurbishment by Everards in 2012, albeit in traditional style. There is a bar at the front and a smaller lounge behind, the two rooms separated by the servery.

The front bar is accessed from a corner door. The panelling around most of the room looks like it could be 1930s, and there is a plain timber floor which may be that age or newer. But the fireplace, bar counter and bar shelves are all modern; there are tiny remnants of timber-work within the servery which look contemporary with the panelling. No fixed benches.

Rear-right of the bar is a corridor which runs to the back yard and outside toilets; this passage has brick walls and black & blue tiles on the floor - bit these don't look old.

A door off this passage leads into the small rear lounge, which also has a separate doorway to the side street (Foxon Street). Floor tiles the same as the passage, similar 1930s panelling to the front bar, and a couple of oldish fixed benches facing each other. However, the bar counter and fireplace are modern, and new mirrors have been inserted into the panelling on the inner side.

A nice little pub with a good layout, and the only remaining traditional pub in an area dominated by student bars.

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