The second in an occasional series and I have to say, it could be controversial.
By that I mean this really isn’t a pub for the faint-hearted.
Not in terms of hassle as it’s a friendly boozer but the decor is basic, the beer range limited and the gaffer sometimes wears a purple vest.
Throw into the mix pictures of Steve Bull on the wall in an ex mining village in Leicestershire and you can see this place isn’t easy to pigeon hole.
But, if you want to see proper pubbery then I can’t imagine there is a place in the Midlands to rival this and as this post said, they breed them tough in these parts.
It has three Pedigree handumps and it is absolute nectar.
Sky sports, a darts team and a constant hive of activity mean this place is never dull and a true pub in the sense of the word.
I’m not sure how long it will stay in this guise but I can’t begin to describe just how unique this place is.
I had the added bonus of meeting pub blogging guru Martin on one of my visits – read about it here and he was soon wooed by the charms of Coalville’s best boozer.
If you visit one pub in Leicestershire then ignore the GBG and make it this one…