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The Bridle Lane Tavern (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marsden's - BitterExcellent1
Dungarvan - Black Rock StoutExcellent1
Byatt's - Phoenix GoldExcellent1
Eight Degrees - Sunburnt Irish RedGood1
Revolutions - Staithes Boulby BronzeGood1
Trouble Brewing - OR Golden AleGood1
Metalman - Pale AleAcceptable1
Beavertown - Neck Oil (keg)Acceptable1
West Kerry - Cul DorchaAcceptable1
Belvoir - Dark HorseNot Tried0
Belvoir - Oliver PistNot Tried0

Visits Details

28 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Older crowd as patrons. Superb welcome and beer quality. This must be one of the last proper street corner Leicester boozers so try it whilst it is still there. Use it or lose it as they say.
Byatt's - Phoenix Gold4.20ExcellentIn superb condition
Marsden's - Bitter4.10ExcellentNice mid brown bitter. Barman says this is a new Hartlepool / Stockton on Tees area based brewing outfit
Belvoir - Dark Horse3.40Not Tried
17 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Irish beer festival underway with some real rarities available in cask.
Dungarvan - Black Rock Stout4.30ExcellentClassic dry roast Irish stout from Co.Waterford. Lots of roast malt with a full bodied flavour and dry, roasty finish. My score 16/20.
Trouble Brewing - OR Golden Ale4.30GoodGolden ale from Co.Kildare, quite hoppy and bitter with some malt balance. My score 15/20.
Eight Degrees - Sunburnt Irish Red5.00GoodMalty strong red ale from Co.Cork with hints of toffee and roast malt and also some hop and fruit in the finish. My score 15/20.
Metalman - Pale Ale4.30AcceptableBrewed at White Gypsy at present, this was a dryish, bitter pale ale with a dry, fairly hoppy finish. My score 14/20.
West Kerry - Cul Dorcha5.70AcceptableA very traditional Irish ale from Co.Kerry. Red in colour with a very strong smoked flavour, probably involving peat. Very little hop character and a very dry, smokey finish. My score 14/20.
10 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Called in here after visiting the Leicester Beer Festival on Saturday afternoon and found a very welcoming traditional local. Filled up very quickly with others having the same idea
Revolutions - Staithes Boulby Bronze3.60GoodWell balanced bronze beer with a good hop character and malt for balance. Brewed at Revolutions by Staithes while they await planning permission for their brewery in a national park. My score 15/20.
Beavertown - Neck Oil (keg)4.30AcceptableAn escapee from one of London's latest breweries, this was still a work in progress, with a thin, appley flavour and giving the impression that it hadn't fermented out properly. My score 13/20.
Belvoir - Dark Horse3.40Not Tried
Belvoir - Oliver Pist4.40Not TriedLeicester Festival Dickens theme special.

About The Bridle Lane Tavern

The pub sign. The Bridle Lane Tavern, Leicester, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 2HS.

Wedge shaped former Everards pub now free of tie and in the hands of an enthusiatic young publican who has majored on getting a good variety of real ales on to 5 singleton handpumps. Belvoir beers are regularly on the bar along with guests, often from the Staithes brewing operation. Located in the shadow of the soon to be demolished road flyover. At September 2012 gives a discount on real ale prices to card carrying CAMRA members. At end September 2012 there is talk of the current publican leaving.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE1 2HS