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Ale Wagon

(formerly Queens Hotel)

27 Rutland Street

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday7.30 pm - 10.30 pm



About the Pub

Run by the Hoskins family, this city centre pub with a 1930s interior, including an original oak staircase, has two rooms with tiled and parquet floors and a central bar. The interior features photos of the former Queens Hotel which was across the road, this pub in the 1930s, and the former Hoskins Brewery. A function room is available to hire. Handy for the nearby Curve Theatre. Plans are under way to brew on the premises in the near future.

Historic Interest

Originally the QUEENS HOTEL, it was owned by the Leicester Brewing & Malting company until its takeover by Ansells Brewery in the 1950s. As part of the scheme to widen Charles Street, this corner pub was built in 1931 to replace a Victorian hotel on the adjacent corner. It has drainpipes with hop decoration. From the 1950s, it was owned by Ansells, then after several years of neglect and deterioration, was acquired by Hoskins & Oldfield as their first tied house, opening as the ALE WAGON in September 1999.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Hoskins Hob Bitter
  • Hoskins IPA
  • Hoskins Old Navigation Ale
  • Hoskins Tom Kelly Stout

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hoskins --other--

Source: Regional

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Ale Wagon

27 Rutland Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.634170, -1.128885


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City centre buses.

Nearby Station (450m)


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