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Bowling Green

(formerly Old Bowling Green, Fullback & Firkin, Polar Bear)

44 Oxford Street

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - 1.00 am

Meal Times

11 - 9



About the Pub

It received a major refurbishment in the 1990s, when the interior was opened-out. After spells as the 'Fullback & Firkin', then Scream-branded 'Polar Bear', in 2015 it was given a makeover to return it to a more traditional pub which blended the older features with modern tastes. Two original fireplaces were uncovered during the refurbishment and the load bearing truss in the pub entrance area dates back to the 14th century. The front parts are old and beamed with panelling; the opened-out rear areas are modern with music, games and sports TVs. The pictures and wall displays feature scenes of Leicester or bowling. There is an enclosed courtyard area at the rear. The landlord is an enthusiastic cellarman committed to serving top class beer. Food is available all day. The pub may open at 10am for sporting events and during university terms.

Historic Interest

An historic inn, originally the 'Old Bowling Green'. Dating mostly from the 18th century, this is a Grade 2 Listed Building. One of the oldest pubs in Leicester, this was a very traditional pub owned by Ind Coope Brewery of Burton.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Mainly regional and national brands.

Source: National

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Bowling Green, Leicester


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to three, including fruit flavoured varieties.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% discount on real ales and real ciders.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Via rear gate.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Rugby matches always shown.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Bowling Green

44 Oxford Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.630447, -1.136313


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

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Nearby Station (750m)


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