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The Red Cow (Mitchells & Butlers)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Good1
Batemans - Santa's TippleAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0

Visits Details

26 Dec 2008 (Dubbel)
Fairly quiet early evening on Boxing Day and surly service. Unusually, the food was substandard too so the chef must have been on Christmas leave. 3 ales available plus Aspells mulled cider (yuck). Once again the Leicestershire sparkler infestation was in evidence. I asked the barmaid to remove it but she just looked at me vacantly. Never mind.
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50GoodAn East Midlands stalwart. Dark with ruby hues, Batemans big malt and a hint of caramel in there.
Batemans - Santa's Tipple4.00AcceptableI'd had my fill of Christmas specials by this point. This one didn't stand out. Typically malt-laden and dark brown.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not TriedHouse regular.

About The Red Cow

The pub sign. The Red Cow, Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire, LE3 3PG.

17th century coaching inn on the A47 West of Leicester, part of the M&B Vintage Inns brand. Gastro-oriented with a Travelodge hotel next door.

We have visited this pub once, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE3 3PG