41 Main Street
Mon-Sat 12-3, 7.30-11, Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
A traditional country inn not far from Shepshed and junction 23 of the M1 and just off the A512 past Lowwoods Furnishings. Very much the heart of the community, the Storey has many of its own to tell. You enter from the front into either the public bar to the left or the lounge to the right - there is also a door direct to the car park from the public bar. The public bar has a small bar that is the one likely to be open at lunchtimes during the week - as this tends to be a dormitory village and is deserted during the day. In here you will find the old wood bar with stools at it where the friendly locals frequent. They sup their ale while the TV is on in the corner, or play pool/darts at the far end. The seating here tends to be some old chairs and mainly stools at round tables. There is a real fire here for the winter, always lit at lunchtimes and well tended to keep it burning bright. It has been noted elsewhere that the style is 1960s. The lounge bar is larger and the bar back looks more fulsome. The seating here is also at round tables with stools. It tends not to be used during the weekday and there is no heating on in here - unlike the real fire in the public bar. The real ales on are usually Pedigree and Landlord plus a guest. All are served with a sparkler, but you can have that removed if you want. The mild on this occasion was in tip top condition. There is a limited choice of other drinks for non beer/lager drinkers. No food is served here unfortunately or it might become a lunchtime stop for the local factory workers. For the summer there is a beer garden where BBQ's are held. Occasional music is provided on Saturday evenings and there is a beer festival held in mid-September.
Also try: The George - see accommodation above
Burton Bridge XL Mild.
17 Market Place, Belton
Leics LE12 9UH
From: D:£30-35pp S:£40-45