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The Old Horse

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198 London Road, Leicester LE2 1NE, England
+44 116 254 8384
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice pub with a great menu and fresh cooked excellent food well with a visit garentee you won't be disappointed reasonable prices and a good choice of traditional Ales cider ect Interesting traditional public House

Thank martin20jan1957
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Leicester on Friday and decided to eat here before checking into our hotel....what a great decision! 2 main meals and 2 beers around 20 pounds which was excellent value especially considering the portion sizes! I didn't need to eat again all day. We decided that we should make our way there from town on both Saturday and... More 

Thank Lincolnshirebird
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up at 19:02 asked for menu told in no uncertain terms by scruffy "guy" don't serve after 7 on Sunday but up to 9 weekdays! Not a lot of help and oh yes people were sitting eating.

Thank Andy E
oldhorse666, Owner at The Old Horse, responded to this review

So sorry to hear of your disappointment, I have spoken to the staff on duty on Sunday and understand it was a little later than 19.02 and cannot identify the scruffy one as the men on duty were wearing shirts and black trousers. I was about myself until 20.45pm on Sunday and obviously if you had spoken to me regarding... More 

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241 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

One of my favourite place for drinks in Leicester. Now and then we dine here. Recently we had a family lunch on Friday. It was excellent. Good service. Good friendly staffs. Good choices of beers. I find the place nice and relaxing. I just cannot wait for weather to improve so I can seat outside facing Victoria Park drinking beer... More 

Thank Rameshlcfc
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I've visited this pub twice in the past week, once for drinks, once for lunch. It's a great value establishment offering everything from a huge variety of drinks to a varied menu (included vegetarian options). The pub is very quirky. Inside is adorned with old fashioned paintings, suspended tumblers, framed mini beer barrels and a coffin(!) as a table. Outside... More 

Thank Kaztigers
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We stopped off here before going to de-montfort hall great selection of beers & a good menu. The rotisserie chicken was great and I would go back again for more.

Thank Ian K
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Decided to go out for my girlfriends birthday so came on trip advisor to see where was good and we decided that we wanted English and pub stylely Found the old horse on trip advisor so decided to give it ago Was unsure if needed to book so went on the off chance We walked in and was quite busy... More 

Thank Saltyboy1972
Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Booked fordinner before going to De Monfort hall to see the Full Monty. Always knew the of the pub, never visited before, will definately be going again. Myself and my friends were made very welcome, service with a smile, must practise......We had a lovely meal, food was hot, except for the salad, lol. Plain chicken salad for me, delicious, didnt... More 

Thank WAW55
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Great food. Very pleasing aesthetics and good value for money. Staff could have been more friendly/professional though.

Thank EssexBoy91
Coalville, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Friday evening and was impressed. Food was great, staff were friendly and prices were more than fair. Decor is definitely a throwback to and old English pub, it's great.

Thank Jack M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 London Road, Leicester LE2 1NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 254 8384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?