For our latest micropub adventure we ventured out to the south west of Leicestershire to check out Hinckley’s two micropub offerings – first up was The Pestle & Mortar (The town’s other micropub, The Elbow Room, will be reviewed soon).

Formerly a chemist, this quirky little venue now serves different and more enjoyable forms of medicine – in this case up to 9 cask ales, a selection of keg beers, ciders & perrys, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Snacks available include crisps, pork scratchings and nuts.

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On the visit a small selection of newspapers were available for punters to read whilst enjoying their pints. If you are with friends then you can even treat yourselves to a game of table football.

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The Pestle & Mortar won the accolade of East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year 2016 – a fantastic achievement for a micropub that has only been open for just over 1 year. Even though not a cider fan myself it’s fantastic to see a micropub such as this being recognised for their ciders and as an ale fan we can certainly recommend this micropub purely for the good ale that it serves as well.

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So if you are in Hinckley and looking for somewhere to enjoy great ale and cider then make sure that The Pestle & Mortar is included as one of your pub stops.

RATING – 9/10

Address – 81 Castle St, Hinckley LE10 1DA



Words by Adam Thompson