Sunday, 12 August 2012

Coach & Horses, Lubenham, Leicestershire

I've passed the Coach & Horses dozens of times over the past few years, yet never felt it was a pub I needed to stop and visit. Perhaps the unique attraction of real ales and Thai food further along the road in Walcote had a role to play in this longstanding neglect, or maybe a mistaken belief that the Coach & Horses was predominantly a food driven pub, with little else to interest me.

The pub itself is an attractive iron stone building, of a type common to the Welland Valley area, decked out in the familiar and reassuring green Everards Brewery livery. Food is clearly an important part of any pubs offering when located on a busy main road like the Coach & Horses is, but it's pleasing to see that the separate bar room has been maintained as a place for local life, which includes the playing of numerous traditional pub games.

Skittles is played in the Fleckeney & District Table Skittles League, Darts in the Market Harborough League.

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