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Corn Exchange

Market Place, Corn Exchange
Leicester
LE1 5GG

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - 1.30 am
Saturday8.00 am - 2.00 am
Sunday8.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

8am - 11

Owner

Wetherspoon

About the Pub

There have been buildings on the Corn Exchange site since the early 16th century, when a building called the Gainsborough contained shops and a dungeon. The present Grade II* listed classical building in stuccoed brick was built in 1850-1856 and is very much the focal point of Leicester’s 700 year old market. As the name suggests The Corn Exchange was originally where farmers and merchants traded cereal grains. This was operated as a pub by Watney-Manns in the 1980s. It was reopened as a Lloyds No.1 bar in July 1998 by Mansfield Brewery, after extensive refurbishment; then acquired by Wetherspoons in 2000. The pub consists of one enormous room with a central bar and a mezzanine first floor. There are TVs and musak, which tend to be relatively quiet during the day, when the pub is popular with market shoppers. In the evening, the music volume is turned up, and a younger clientele is attracted.

Historic Interest

The ground floor was built ca.1850 by William Flint as a Market Place. The upper storey and front stone staircase were added by F W Ordish ca.1856 to house the Corn Exchange.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Corn Exchange, Leicester

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Wetherspoon's festival twice yearly.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio at the front.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Downstairs.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Corn Exchange

Market Place, Corn Exchange
Leicester
LE1 5GG

Sat Nav Reference

52.634567, -1.133306

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

City centre stops.

Nearby Station (700m)

Leicester

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