Can you think of any two-word phrase more deliciously inviting than “micro pub”? Didn’t think so. The good news is that a new micro pub has opened in the heart of historic Leicester and it’s every bit as cosy and welcoming as you’d hope. Castle Inn is a stone’s throw from Turret Gateway on the cute and cobbled Castle View, which happens to be one of the city’s prettiest streets. The pub is run by De Montfort Students’ Union and there was originally talk of it being open to university staff and students only. Happily, it turns out everyone’s welcome into this beautifully-restored Grade II Listed cottage. It’s a proper old-fashioned pub, albeit on a bijoux scale, and it’s the perfect bolthole for a glass or two of light, citrussy pale ale. Which is handy, because Castle Inn has its own signature IPA that perfectly fits this description, brewed just down the road at the legendary Framework Brewery.

Find Castle Inn at 8-9 Castle View

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Ruth is a communications professional and freelance writer. Her writing reflects her adventures as a foodie, travel addict and arts festival aficionado. She’s traversed Leicestershire and Rutland reviewing restaurants for Food & Drink Guides and writes uber-local blog Clarendon Spark.

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