2 Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DH
Website 0116 288 3031
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A great family local community pub with warmth and character family run great beers food and sports including pool darts table skittles sports channels

The Railway Hotel was erected between 1871 and 1881, alongside a terrace of railway workers cottages which together with the pub now constitute The Midland Cottages Conservation Area. The former Wigston Magna railway station (Midland Railway) across the road closed in 1968. In the 1920s this establishment ceased to be a hotel and became a public house and eventually Shipstone's Brewery became the owners. When Greenalls bought them out in 1980, they renamed the pub The 1852 Brewery Company in deference to the date Shipstone's Brewery first opened. Unusually these days, the 1852 relies solely on wet trade apart from very reasonably priced filled cobs. It mainly consists of a large public bar, on several levels, with a pool room annex to the rear which has one wall completely clad with wooden Shipstone’s beer crates. Out the back is an enclosed garden with picnic tables and two timber summer houses.

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Strongbow Carnevil

Happening from 31/10/2019 to 02/11/2019

Ladies and gents, step right up and don your top hats. The Strongbow Carnevil is in town.....

Whether Halloween fanatic or first time fancy dresser, all are welcome to have the night of their afterlife at the Strongbow Carnevil. Simply buy a pint of Strongbow Original or Strongbow Dark Fruit and…

World Cup 2018

Happening from 14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 [Expired]

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14th June, and we're all set to welcome you and your friends to enjoy the action. We've got ice cold pitchers of Foster's and Amstel at the ready, so less trips to the bar means more time to watch the match. There really is no better place to…

England v Croatia

Happening on 11/07/2018 [Expired]

It's been a long 28 years in the making, but finally, England have reached the semi-final stages of the World Cup! The Lions will take on Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday, so that's plenty time to get home from work and down the pub for kick-off.