Leicester Ale Trail - East Midlands Summer Social
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Come along and join us for a few bevvies in Lovely Les-tah!
Catch up with lads you've met on other events or, if you're new to ODL, come along for a chat and find out what a friendly and welcoming bunch we are!
Leicester is a pub-lover’s paradise, with a great selection of traditional pubs serving up real ale alongside friendly charm and a relaxed atmosphere. From vintage taverns to specialist ale houses and contemporary gastro-pubs, the city is a must-visit for any beer enthusiast. The city's great selection of traditional pubs includes more than 30 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) pubs.
Leicester is the home of award-winning breweries such as Everards, established in Leicester in 1849, as well as a range of newer local micro-breweries. What better place to have a few beers?!
Leicester is also the home of Burleigh's Gin, which runs a dedicated gin bar in the city.
The evening will follow a formula that has proven popular at other similar events in the East Mids: we'll meet at Tønne Bar from 7.30pm, then a little later we will make our way to a couple more great CAMRA pubs nearby (Blue Boar, The Two-Tailed Lion, Rutland and Derby etc), sampling the ales (and other beverages, for non-beer-drinkers) along the way. Once the main social ends, some of us may well decide to head on to the Dover Castle, Leicester’s oldest and busiest gay pub.
Look out for the leader in his ODL t-shirt when you arrive.
Tønne doesn't currently serve food but is planning to be doing so by the time of the event, if you want to grab a bite to eat ahead of the hoards arriving. It also has an outside seating area if the weather is fine (I will update this bit with more information on the possibility of getting food closer to the event date).
Leicester has plenty of good value accommodation for anyone thinking of staying over to attend the Leicester Ale Trail. Message the event the leader for guidance on where to stay or if you have any other questions before the event.
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What to bring
Just what you need for a jight on the town!
Food & drink
The leader is planning to grab a bite to eat ahead of the main group arriving from 7.30pm. Tønne is planning to open a kitchen and if it's open, we'll grab some pub grub there from about 6.30pm. This section will be updated closer to the time with more information.
There are plenty of other places to eat in Leicester city centre - contact the event leader if you'd like some suggestions.