One of the great aspects of the micropub trend is seeing old, empty units being brought back to life no matter how long they have been left vacant for, and this is certainly the case for Leicester’s latest micropub offering, The Blue Boar – situated in an old office unit that I’m told had been empty for 16 YEARS before recently becoming one of the city’s newest watering holes.
Situated on Millstone Lane in the city center, The Blue Boar has a very nice pub feel inside, and even makes use of spare cask barrels for seats instead of chairs. If you need to rest your backs then bench-seating is available as well. For a micropub it actually feels slightly bigger than most other small pubs around, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing and being a city center micropub I would say the slightly larger size to the place is well suited.
Beer-wise the venue offers up to 9 cask ales along with ciders & perrys, a wide selection of wines, and a good choice of soft drinks. In terms of the snack offering there is a range of crusty cobs, crisps, pies, and even chocolates!
Overall this micropub has a really nice feel to the place and makes a welcome addition to Leicester’s real ale scene. If you are looking for somewhere to drink in the City Center with a relaxed atmosphere then The Blue Boar comes highly recommended.
RATING – 9/10