The Needle and Pin

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Beth C
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The Needle and Pin is a warm welcoming pub. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It is an amazingly comfortable space and the beer is always in excellent condition.

When I started coming to this pub about 5 years ago it I didn’t know anyone in it. Now I have lots of friends in it. As a single woman that is saying something. As pubs go it feels so safe and so comfortable.
Written September 22, 2021
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Richard S
Loughborough, UK68 contributions
Friends
When full the pub can hold 50 customers in its downstairs and upstairs small rooms. Downstairs is the bar with 4 handpumps. serving excellent kept changing real ales. There is also an selection of ciders, perries and an large selection of bottled and can beers. Also available are wines gins and some malt whiskies. Downstairs conversation rules whilst upstairs there is an extensive selection of vinyl LPs which can be played on an record player. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. All in all an excellent addition to the pub scene in Loughborough
Written June 10, 2017
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MITCH
leics1,041 contributions
Friends
Been to this micro pub now many times. Its easily become my very favourite place in town. Tiny but perfectly formed. I remember that this was an electronics shop before Sean the proprietor bought and renovated the building. There's some photos around the place showing what it was like before so to extend and build up in such a small place was amazing. Its literally a "2 up 2 down" micro pub with an ever changing selection of artisan beers and ciders and also a really good selection of imported bottles and cans. Drink availability is always changing and that for me is the attraction of patronage.

Now don't go thinking you will get a full selection of wines and spirits for the Sheila, you wont but what you do get is really friendly service from those that know their onions (beer that is) and there's a lot of ever changing onions! Go for the beer and the vinyl and the atmosphere! Yes vinyl as in music as in record player upstairs, there's a selection to play yourself or take your own.

if you want food, you wont get it here! BUT you can order in and its fine with the gaffer, that i think is really cool to offer.

There's also board games and events going off occasionally and a small library of mags and comic and books for the lone drinker but you wont feel alone!

I also like the needle and pin branded glasses. In fact i love that touch.

You can also ask to taste anything before buying it. they keep small jars on the bar to show the colour of the beers on offer on draughts which again is a nice touch.

BEWARE! Take cash as to keep costs down you cant pay by card, the nearest cash-point is outside the door cross the road and up the steps to the evil empire that is Tesco.

Go. Enjoy. And return!
Written February 26, 2017
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Wayne2149
Lanzarote, Spain142 contributions
Couples
It's hard to say what this place is
It's not a pub
It's not really a bar
It's small
It's on 2 floors
It's sells great real ale and interesting bottled beer
Very few shorts
A few great unique touches
Board games vinyl albums a real record player
It has a great atmosphere good staff
And fantastic beer
All you need
Written November 11, 2016
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Trekbud
Loughborough, UK1,024 contributions
Friends
A very small drinking establishment that may feel oddly familiar to anyone who has lived in one of Loughborough's many terraced houses. Downstairs is a small bar containing a big range of local beers and some interesting ciders. Upstairs more seating and a stack of eighties vinyl that you can put on as you fancy. Very recently refurbished with a cosy feel. They offer hot snack in the afternoon and welcome pizzas from Peter pizzas if you need to refuel later on in the evening.
Written March 17, 2016
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marymcd
Austin, TX407 contributions
This is my favorite UK pub - the staff is wonderful, welcoming, and very knowledgeable; the beer selection can't be beat (both drafts and an amazingly wide selection of bottles and cans), and there are board games and a record player upstairs as well as lots of seating.
Go in, say hello, and taste some of the best beers in England!
Written July 13, 2022
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Brenda C
Manchester, UK373 contributions
It looked very full but after we were served the barman told us about upstairs. People up there were playing records and there were plenty of free seats. Very clean pub. Tasty real ales. The staff were helpful when it came to choosing. A great addition to the bars/pubs of Loughborough.
Written October 28, 2019
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Thank you so much for a lovely review. Hopefully we will see you again, and you will always be assured of a warm welcome.
Written October 29, 2019
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Alison23lufbra
Loughborough, UK1,610 contributions
Couples
Great choice of beers, spirits and wines-and a very friendly vibe that is hard to beat! Knowledgeable staff and games and vinyls upstairs!
Written April 27, 2019
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Thank you for a great review, sorry for the time taken to reply, this one slipped by! We look forward to seeing you again.
Written October 29, 2019
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NB1957
674 contributions
Solo
This place immediately joined my list of favourite UK pubs. It is small and friendly and I felt relaxed and comfortable there. Staff are great, and make you feel welcome, the décor is nice basic and unfussy and the beer is really superb and kept to perfection oh and a great selection of spirits too, what more could you possibly want in a pub. Pub perfection.
Written January 29, 2019
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Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It really does make all the hard work worth it. Please come and say hi when you are in next so that we can say thanks in person. Cheers, Sean and the team.
Written January 31, 2019
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Alison23lufbra
Loughborough, UK1,610 contributions
Couples
We visit every pub in town at least once a year and this has scored as our top pub for the second tear running! Great choice of beers, spirits and wines-and a very friendly vibe that is hard to beat!
Written January 2, 2019
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Thank you Alison, we love our little pub and it always delights us when we get such a great review.
Written January 3, 2019
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