Pubs = 7
Length of Walk = 5.3 miles
Time of Walk = 1hr 48 minutes
As a slight break from the norm and with summer approaching I thought I’d put together an Urban Exploration style walk which encompasses pubs and urban landscape as opposed to rolling hills.
I’m not yet being paid by the Coalville Tourist Board (discussions are ongoing) but this is yet another plug for the LE67 region. There is plenty of greenery on this stroll but also a fair bit of housing stock and urban landscape in the form of Coalville town centre.
It takes in Coalville, Swannington and Ravenstone and probably best undertaken on a Friday or Saturday to ensure all places are open.
Start your walk at Pub 1 in Marlborough Square in the centre of Coalville at a Wetherspoons LE67 3WD – The Monkey Walk https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/fast-show-stalwart-appears-in-coalville-fake-news-alert/.
As earthy a ‘spoons as you are likely to find, it ticks all the boxes with all signs of life and cheap beer in here. A quick walk across to the High Street will bring you to a pub like no other I’ve visited. LE67 3EE – The Stamford And Warrington https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/meeting-a-pub-blogging-legend-part-1-coalville/.
This is a Heritage CAMRA pub due to its interior and three old school Marston’s Pedigree give you some idea of just how ‘old school’ classic this style is.
Great pint of Pedigree. Live sports on TV and a Wolves mad gaffer.
A short hop across to the Belvoir Road will bring you to LE67 3PE – Snibstone New Inn https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/turkish-delight-in-coalville/.
A local boozer, which sells a range of Marston’s cask and keeps Coalville Town FC scarves behind the bar.
Well priced beer, sport on the big screen and pool table/dart board to keep you occupied.
There’s a reasonable distance now and a 40 minute walk until you come to the next pub on our trail and a chance to clear your head.
LE67 8RE – The Station is in Swannington and sells a great pint of Pedigree. https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/the-station-inn-swannington-revisited. A friendly gaffer who once ran one of Birmingham’s roughest pubs according to the SKY TV programme but this is a friendly welcoming place.
Pool tables, sport on TV, excellent beer and dart boards once again.
A similar distance till you reach your next boozer as you loop round into the small village of Ravenstone.
LE67 2AF – The Kings Arms https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/caraboa-classic-in-coalville/ follows the usual form of dart board and live sports with a cracking gaffer and always plenty of life and stories in this two-roomed traditional boozer.
Walking back into Coalville via the Ashby Road and after about 25 minutes you come to the one keg only pub on our trail.
LE67 3LF – West End Pub https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/west-end-girlin-coalville/ is an optional extra but it breaks up the final walk back into Coalville and is on the route of the now closed Snibstone Mine, which used to have a museum.
Curtains are often shut at this place but it is open and a warm welcome was on offer. Worthington Creamflow order of the day in here but reasonably priced once again.
Our final stop on the High Street back in Coalville is the Micropub LE67 3ED – Bitter & Twisted https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/chavs-and-asbos-in-the-bitter-and-twisted/
Relatively quiet compared to the rest of its predecessors, always a selection of beers on and this follows the Hillier model pretty much to the letter and a great way to finish off a walk.