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The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre) (Marston's Inns and Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brewster's - HopheadExcellent1
Lenton Lane - OutpostExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Happy Valley - HoppinessExcellent1
Waen - SnowballExcellent1
Little Critters - Plump PenguinExcellent1
North Riding Brew Pub / Totally Brewed Collaboration - A Slap Up North IPAExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - Flight Of The UnicornExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - JuicyExcellent1
Blindmans - Mine BeerGood1
Church End - Stout CoffinGood1
Newmans - Mendip MammouthGood1
Scribbler's - Beyond Reasonable StoutGood1
Lenton Lane - Gambler Best BitterGood1
Nomadic Beers - BanditGood1
Anarchy - Flat OutGood1
Church End - Goats MilkGood1
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Oakham - Helter SkelterNot Tried0
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke StoutNot Tried0
Leatherbritches - Dr. JohnsonNot Tried0
Acorn - WoodstockNot Tried0
Atomic - BombNot Tried0
First Chop Brewing Arm - AVANot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Simcoe Dollar Not Tried0
Brampton - StoutNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London PorterNot Tried0
Furnace - BrowntownNot Tried0
Old Sawley - Toll Bridge PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Great Heck - Snazzy BeerNot Tried0
Hammerton - Apprentice No MoreNot Tried0
Box Steam - Gym DodgerNot Tried0
Elland - Summer BreezeNot Tried0
Pig Iron - Bell End BitterNot Tried0
Lenton Lane - PhoenixNot Tried0
Shiny - 4 WoodNot Tried0
Revolutions - Switch #11Not Tried0
Brewster's - Rasp-Beer-Rye Bear-EtNot Tried0
Framework - ToastedNot Tried0
Abbeydale - SerenityNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Flying HellfishNot Tried0
Shiny - WrenchNot Tried0
Pentrich - BrandrethNot Tried0
Furnace - CascadeNot Tried0
Thirst Class Ale - Mosaic PaleNot Tried0
Marston's - 61 DeepNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby BeerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre), Leicester, Leicestershire

Visits Details

23 Dec 2019 (Stu)
Reopened after a major refurbishment, now called Grand Union. Selling 2 ales from the Marston range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - 61 Deep3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
11 Jan 2019 (Stu)
An early evening visit,to find out that sadly its closing its doors on the 19th after 1450 beers and 500 breweries in 2 years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Excellent
Happy Valley - Hoppiness4.30Excellent
Church End - Goats Milk3.80Good
Shiny - Wrench4.40Not Tried
Pentrich - Brandreth4.20Not Tried
Furnace - Cascade4.40Not Tried
Thirst Class Ale - Mosaic Pale4.70Not Tried
22 Dec 2018 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Waen - Snowball7.00Excellent
Little Critters - Plump Penguin5.00Excellent
Anarchy - Flat Out4.50Good
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Not Tried
Abbeydale - Serenity3.60Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Flying Hellfish4.50Not Tried
11 Nov 2018 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Excellent
Church End - Stout Coffin4.60Good
Shiny - 4 Wood4.50Not Tried
Revolutions - Switch #114.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Rasp-Beer-Rye Bear-Et4.80Not Tried
Framework - Toasted4.20Not Tried
11 May 2018 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00Excellent
Three Blind Mice - Flight Of The Unicorn5.00Excellent
Scribbler's - Beyond Reasonable Stout6.00Good
Nomadic Beers - Bandit4.80Good
Elland - Summer Breeze4.60Not Tried
Pig Iron - Bell End Bitter4.40Not Tried
Lenton Lane - Phoenix4.50Not Tried
24 Feb 2018 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80Excellent
Lenton Lane - Outpost4.20Excellent
Old Sawley - Toll Bridge Porter4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
Great Heck - Snazzy Beer4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Apprentice No More4.50Not Tried
Box Steam - Gym Dodger3.20Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brew Pub / Totally Brewed Collaboration - A Slap Up North IPA6.20Excellent
Lenton Lane - Gambler Best Bitter4.70Good
First Chop Brewing Arm - AVA3.50Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Simcoe Dollar 5.00Not Tried
Brampton - Stout4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London Porter4.60Not Tried
Furnace - Browntown4.30Not Tried
12 Apr 2015 (Stu)
Now called Sloanes serving no real ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
22 Jan 2010 (Andrew)
To the best of our knowledge this pub is now shut. Please contact us if this is not the case.
BeerABVScoreNotes
21 Aug 2009 (Stu)
Found out the pub is closing next week.But some of the management team are opening another close by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blindmans - Mine Beer4.20GoodCopper coloured,sweet biscuit/caramel malt taste,slight dry malt finish.
Newmans - Mendip Mammouth4.30GoodAmber in colour,a sweet malt taste with some peach flavours.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Helter Skelter5.00Not Tried
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke Stout4.70Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Dr. Johnson4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Woodstock4.20Not Tried
Atomic - Bomb5.20Not Tried

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About The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre)

The pub sign. The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre), Leicester, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent34
Good26
Acceptable8
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6RL.

In King Street, previously called Vin Quatre, Out of the Vaults and Sloanes, now newly (2016) refurbished with a name modification and a welcome return to real ale, from this long narrow basic town centre pub. Closed in January 2019 then reopened once more with a new name in September 2019.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 149 different beers and tried 71 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE1 6RL