The best pubs in Hinckley and Bosworth – recommended by the Good Pub Guide

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The local pub is an essential part of community life in many Leicestershire towns and villages, and Hinckley and Bosworth are no exception.

The largely rural borough has a variety of historic and modern drinking establishments where you can enjoy a pint and a bite to eat.

If you’re in the mood for a drink somewhere new, Good Pub Guide reviewers picked out several spots in the area that they think are worth visiting.

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Elbow Room, Hinckley

In the town of Hinckley itself, the folks at the Good Pub Guide recommend trying Elbow Room in Station Road.

This cozy micropub offers an impressive selection of craft beers and ciders, with a variety of beers that are changed regularly.

Bar snacks are available at the family-run pub, including scotch eggs and pork pies.

The Railway, Hinckley

Take a short walk down Station Road and you’ll find The Railway, which also gets expert approval.

Conveniently located opposite the train station and a Tesco supermarket, this large, modern style pub is run by the Steamin’ Billy group, with draft beers including some brewed by the group.

The pub has several rooms, including a traditional lounge and dining room, and offers a “reasonably priced” menu, according to the guide, including pies, burgers and sandwiches.

The railway underwent a major £10,000 refurbishment in 2017, including a new grill and oven in the galley.

Search The Anchor Inn

Another distinctive pub you might want to try is The Anchor Inn, a traditional pub in Burbage.

Dating back to the 17th century, this nautical-themed bar, located on Church Street, is known to locals as the Yacht Club.



The Anchor Inn at Church Street, Burbage

Visitors can sample traditional cask ales, with two guest ales also available on tap.

The lively pub also regularly hosts live music and quiz nights.

Risen Hercules, Sutton Cheney

Heading north into the rural parts of the borough, village pub Hercules Revived was also a critics’ favourite, earning a “recommended” badge.

This 18th century inn, located in Sutton Cheney, near Bosworth Battlefield, offers local ales and a high quality menu.



Risen Hercules, Sutton Cheney
Risen Hercules, Sutton Cheney

Regular events include wine tasting lunches, floristry workshops and a gin festival.

The pub, on Main Street, is named after the legendary racehorse Hercules, who supposedly belonged to the Dixie family, who lived in Bosworth Hall.

Plans were approved last year to revamp nearby The Royal Arms pub, which is also in Sutton Cheney.

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