Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Crows Nest, Leicester
The Crows Nest is a relatively modern Everards Brewery pub, a short walk from the city centre on the Hinckley side of town. It's a pub firmly pitched at the family market, liberally decked out in Halloween livery when I visited, and a great all-rounder with regular live music and plenty of pub game action.
Unusually, the Crows Nest offers the chance to compare a Northants Skittles Table with the rarer local Leicester variety, located as they are side by side in the games area. The Northants table is a vintage W T Blacks model, the Leicester one, in common with all these tables I've come across, looks slightly more home made. Needless to say the plastic pins and cheese shown here are not the correct ones for a Leicester Table. Darts and Pool are also played at the pub, and the licensee is happy to supply the hardware if you fancied throwing a few cheeses over a pint or two.