Pub Awards 2019

Pub of the year 2019 - Organ Grinder, Loughborough

4, Woodgate
LE11 2TY

Telephone 01509 264008

Opening Times: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri,Sat; 12-10:30 Sun

Previously known as the Pack Horse, bought by Blue Monkey in 2012, the pub received a top to-bottom renovation, uncovering lots of interesting original features.

New stable bar at the back, reflecting the pub’s past life as a coaching inn.

Eight cask ales are always available.

Choice of four real ciders sometimes including a perry, as well as Belgian bottled beers.

Bar snacks include interesting range of pork pies.

CAMRA branch Most Improved Pub 2012, Pub of the Year 2013, and now our Pub of the Year for 2019.

The award was presented to Manager Jed on Tuesday 26th February 2019 by Pubs Officer Phil.


Cider Pub of the Year 2019 - Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough

Swan in the Rushes

21 The Rushes
LE11 5BE

Tel: 01509 217014

11:00am - 11:00pm Mon-Thu
11:00am - Midnight Fri-Sat
Midday - 11:00pm Sun

Excellent range of up to 10 ciders and perry available

Regular Beers
Castle Rock Elsie Mo
Castle Rock Harvest Pale
Castle Rock Sheriff's Tipple

Changing beers
up to 6 guest beers

Traditional three-room Castle Rock pub comprising a quiet, traditionally styled lounge, a contemporary styled dining room and a lively bar with a jukebox. A constantly changing range of up to seven guest beers always includes a mild. Real cider, perry, a wide range of continental bottled and draught beers and a good choice of malt whiskies and country wines are also available. Upstairs is the Hop Loft function room and first floor outside terrace.


County Pub of the Year 2019 - Manor House, Quorn

Manor House

Woodhouse Road
LE12 8AL

Tel: 01509 413416

Midday - 11:00pm Mon-Fri
Midday - Midnight Sat
Midday - 10:00pm Sun

Regular Beers
Charnwood Salvation
Draught Bass
Timoth Taylor Landlord

Changing beers
up to 3 guest beers

Built in 1899 by the Great Central Railway, the Manor House was designed to serve passengers arriving at Quorn and Woodhouse Station, which it still does today - the preserved steam- and diesel-hauled trains pass by 150 yards from the door. The building was refurbished in 2005 and now has an open-plan bar and award-winning restaurant with a separate function/meeting room available to hire. A free house, two guest beers are available during the week and three at weekends.

The award was presented to managers Craig Simms and Matt Flinders after a branch meeting held at the pub on Tuesday 27th August 2019.


Pub of the Month (Micropub) August 2019 - Sorrel Fox, Mountsorrel

Sorrel Fox

75 Leicester Road
LE12 7AJ

Tel: 0116 230 3777

5:00pm - 10:00pm Tue-Thu
5:30pm - Midnight Fri, Sat
Midday - 8:00pm Sun

Regular Beers
Charnwood Salvation
Charnwood Vixen

Changing beers
2 seasonal charnwood beers

A double fronted former pet shop on the main street of this large village that opened in late 2018. At present, several small drinking areas. Imported Austrian lager as well as some gins and rums. Close to bus stop with buses to Leicester and Loughborough.

The award was presented by Phil Hamson to Nick Parker (2nd left) and his team on 29th October 2019 at the branch meeting.


Pub of the Month (Town Pub) October 2019 - Black Swan, Shepshed

Black Swan

21 Loughborough Road
LE12 9DL

Tel: 01509 506222

5:00pm - Midnight Mon
5:00pm - 11:30pm Tue
5:00pm - Midnight Wed
Midday - Midnight Thu - Sun

Regular Beers
Charnwood Vixen
Draight Bass
Green King Abbot
Timothy Taylor Landlord

Multi-roomed pub situated in a prominent position close to the town centre, offering two guest beers alongside the regulars. The main room has two drinking areas, both with comfortable seating. An extremely good range of single malt whiskies. A further small room can be used by families, and is available for hire for functions. Wednesday is quiz night. Local events including the ukulele orchestra and Shepshed Dynamo football ground is nearby.


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