Annual St George’s Day celebrations will take place in Leicester this weekend, but with a new location and extra beer related fun.

Yes, this year’s activities have moved the old town area of the city and will incorporate a St George’s Day Ale Trail for the first time.

Alongside the traditional activities, storytelling, theatrical fun, living history, tours and trails, new for this year visitors can visit the Medieval Market at Leicester Cathedral and Leicester Guildhall, as well as Cinema in the Cells at the Guildhall, magic shows, and more.

The Modern Day Medieval Market will take place from 12pm – 5pm and will feature a selection of traders offering artisan food and drink, crafts, gifts and more.

You can find details of all activities in the Visit Leicester St George’s Day guide.

Ale Trail

For the grown-ups, don’t miss the first St George’s Day Ale Trail, taking place across some of Leicester’s most historic pubs.

You can follow the Ale Trail between 20th & 21st April to visit some of Leicester’s most historic pubs & bars each marking St George’s Day weekend with a special offer.

With participating venues dating back as far as 15th century, history buffs and food and drink fanatics will all find something to entice.

Which well known bar is thought to have begun life as a female prison, sharing under-ground tunnels below the city streets?

Which oldest pub in Leicester houses a well in its cellar?

And which pub is the namesake of an overnight inn for our very own Plantagenet King?

Delve into the past of all participating venues below and download the Loyal Free app where some of the venues are listed.


  • Knight and Garter

14 Hotel Street

Saturday: 10am – midnight / Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Housed in a Grade 2 listed building, the site has been home to an inn since the year 1312.

Ale Trail offer: 2 Pints of Ale & a portion of homemade Pork Crackling & Apple Sauce for £12


  • The Gadabout

10 Guildhall Lane

Saturday: 1pm – 1am / Sunday: 1pm – 11pm

Peering back into history by 400 years could reveal this building starting life as a female prison with a network of underground tunnels connecting city locations, including the cathedral. It’s next chapter in life housed a brothel which folklore states was ran by a Madame whose bitter end was met in the venue itself!

Ale Trail offer: Happy Hour prices on all beers all day at £4.50 a pint, a St George’s Day Special Cocktail and 10% off any bar snacks, nibbles & plates!


  • Rutland and Derby

21 Millstone Lane

Saturday: 12noon – 1am / Sunday: closed

With noted mentions of the ‘Rutland & Derby Arms’ found as far back as 1866, they have now been a part of the Beautiful Pubs Collective for over 13 years.

Ale Trail offer: flight of ale & complementary packet of Scampi or Bacon Fries for £4.50!


  • The Blue Boar

16 Millstone Lane

Saturday: 11am – 11pm / Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Borrowing its name from the legendary Blue Boar Inn, myth and legend surround the namesake with Richard III himself reputedly spending his final night at the inn on Leicester’s Medieval High Street before the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Ale Trail offer: 6 hand pulled ales available across the weekend each with a significance to St George’s Day!

  • The Globe

43 Silver Street

Saturday: 11am – 2am / Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Dating back to 1720, The Globe stands proud as a traditional British pub and eatery. Earnings its accolade as the oldest pub in Leicester, many original furnishings still feature such as gas lighting and snug areas. Visit and know that underneath your footsteps the cellar features a well and was a site that used to brew its own beer!

Ale Trail offer: traditional English meals plus some themed specials, 10% off a themed ale and a cocktail in the name of St George too!

Booking for Sunday lunch is recommended.

Facebook: @The Globe

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  • Wygston’s House

12 Applegate

Saturday: 11am – midnight / Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Dating back to 15th century, this is the oldest house in Leicester. Standing proud since the medieval times on the High Street which in its day was the widest and busiest thoroughfare in the town. It is thought that Roger Wygston – a leading wool merchant, mayor of Leicester and MP in 1472 – lived here, hence its name.

Ale Trail offer: Wygston’s House will be offering season Ales from Local Breweries


You can find the full Ale Trail info and map via the LoyalFree app


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