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.
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.
RATING – 9/10
Address – 81 Castle St, Hinckley LE10 1DA
Words by Adam Thompson