The Donkey
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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  • Dean L
    Leicester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Great food always a great welcome
    Myself and my partner recently moved quite near to the Donkey and often pop in for a quick drink. Recently they have started serving food. We went along to try out their menu as we had heard that there were vegan options. We weren't disappointed, the food was excellent and not the usual token vegan dishes (e.g. risotto). We also went along with a friend that eats meat and he was very impressed too. Whilst not a pub that most would term family friendly we have always visited with our daughter (7 months) and are made to feel incredibly welcome by all of the staff, and they always let us know what time the bands will be starting on that day so the little one doesn't damage her ears. I'm really happy that we can call this pub our local, I totally recommend it to anyone that lives in the area or is passing through.
    Traveled with family
    Written February 29, 2016
  • Vanessa
    Leicester, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Great live music scene
    Seen so many great bands at the Donkey I thought it was time I gave them a review. I've enjoyed seeing some amazing well established artists as well as great up and coming bands. It's always worth checking out their gig listings to see what's coming up. I recently had food there too and it was excellent.
    Written November 21, 2018
  • Louise L
    5 contributions
    Night out
    Best music venue in Leicester - Zoe and warren make every night fabulous - bar staff friendly and quick even on the busiest nights you dont wait long for a drink
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2018
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StaffsGwr
Uttoxeter, UK36 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Fabulous night,mixed audience and friendly staff but above all Aziz was unbelievable.He’s a guitar genius enough said.70 lucky people but where were the others?
Written September 3, 2022
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Tony B
34 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Great venue..lovely people..superb staff....but please get the beer sorted...and it will be 10/10..lager goes flat in mins
Written May 14, 2019
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Vanessa
Leicester, UK5 contributions
Oct 2018
Seen so many great bands at the Donkey I thought it was time I gave them a review. I've enjoyed seeing some amazing well established artists as well as great up and coming bands. It's always worth checking out their gig listings to see what's coming up. I recently had food there too and it was excellent.
Written November 21, 2018
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Louise L
5 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Best music venue in Leicester - Zoe and warren make every night fabulous - bar staff friendly and quick even on the busiest nights you dont wait long for a drink
Written September 15, 2018
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Debbie N
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Couples
1st time at the donkey last night had a fantastic night the landlord was very friendly and made you feel welcome definitely be back
Written April 21, 2018
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shabnamparmar
Leicestershire, UK1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Business
We held a Charity Quiz night at the venue which was a huge success and the owners (Zoe and Warren) were great in their support of the event and contributing towards it. It is a cosy quirky venue and the event was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Zoe and Warren for allowing us to hold our event there and for being such great sports.
Written October 26, 2017
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anteallachleicester
Leicester, UK739 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Popped in here for a drink after visiting the Antiques Warehouse across the road.

It as late afternoon, so not many people there, but we received excellent service from the bar owner.

Very quirky decor and a tired but comfortable seating area outside next to the carpark.

There was a band just starting to set up as we left and from the photos we saw the place has a great reputation for it's live music.

Would definitely go there again.
Written September 7, 2017
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Tony B
20 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
A brilliant pub come music venue..we have been twice now to see same band ( bowie contingent) very friendly place with not a hint of any trouble...small
.friendly & good sound..bar staff are helpful & polite..we travel from dudley which says it all really...will be back in February to see a clash tribute...give it a go if your not too far away...you will enjoy..
Written July 21, 2017
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CBW1868
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK22 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Stayed overnight in Leicester as part of our coach trip, As no entertainment on at the hotel we googled for something to do. "Stax of Soul" on at "The Donkey" popped up.
Well nothing ventured.... 21 Females from Newcastle turned up there on Sat 11th March 2017. Not the biggest venue but the atmosphere, the staff and the friendly locals made up for it.
Bar staff were brilliant made us feel very welcome and what a night we had.Fabulous music from the band we sang and danced all evening. We even made some new friends.
The Guys on the door were amazing, even called for our taxis back to the hotel.
Written March 16, 2017
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Carrie C
Leicester, UK52 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
I do like going here but I think maybe they should hire more security in the venue when a popular act it on. After being pushed around and pushed into the wooden sound thing in the middle which hurt, we moved to the bar only to be pushed around again. Eventually got bored of being touched and abused so we left. Went to the pub next door and overheard some ppl saying the same.
Written February 5, 2017
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The Donkey is open:
  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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