Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Leicester Pubs: The Globe

The Globe stands on the corner of Silver Street and Carts Lane in the city centre. Apparently the building has been a boozer since around 1720.

It had become a little grotty in recent years so, as Everard's flagship Leicester pub, its recent refurbishment is welcome.

I'll be honest here and say I've never really been a fan of Everard's beers. My eyes usually stray to the guest ales in their pubs.
That said, if you know what to expect from the beers that's fine, we're just interested in the refurbishment.

They've made a pretty good job of it I reckon. Plenty of cosy snugs. Much of the layout is the same but it looks more like a basic Victorian boozer. The only thing missing is a room with sawdust on the floor.
Some of the old gas lighting remains, gas lighting that many years ago a friend of mine accidentally set fire to his hair on.

The food menu looks tempting. From burgers to olive and hummus platters, steak and Stilton sandwiches and posh fish finger sandwiches.
The ingredients are going to be purchased daily from the market, about 5 minutes walk away.

So the The Globe is definitely worth a visit, there's a great new team running it. I just wonder if anyone has told them the place is haunted...

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