The Globe is a nice historical pub located right in the middle of Leicester. Not only that, it sells a rare treasure - the locally brewed Everards beer. Not to be missed for locals and tourists alike.
This traditional old-timer has an old wooden bar and lots of small rooms with couches, padded wall benches and typical pub furniture.
Some of rooms are separated by partitions made of wood with glass panels and this place hasn't changed much in the past century. Tiles and mosaics cover the floor and the lampshades are pretty frosted-glass bowls.
Upstairs, The Globe is even prettier with old floral wallpaper, burgundy walls, a pool table, a fireplace, a carpet matching the wallpaper and a traditional atmosphere. If you can, drink here or, even better, hold your private party here.
As well as a pool table, there's an old dartboard, and a weekly quiz to keep you amused. Even though it looks like a conservative old pub it manages to attract the early twenties crowd. In fact, groups of all sizes and ages go to the Globe for a good old knees-up.
Needless to say the pub has a casual and laidback atmosphere, just like it used to be in the good old days, and this is definitely one of the reasons it's popular.
The Globe sticks happily to traditions in the menu as well. You can get sandwiches and jacket potatoes with classic fillings or the local black pudding melt. There are also daily soups (£2.75), Sunday roast (£6.55) and a selection of classic mains. The only exotic addition seems to be chilli con carne on rice (£6).
Everards is a local producer of ales and The Globe has their whole range available. There's Beacon Bitter, Tiger Best Bitter, Sunchaser and Original. All pints are less than £3.
Guinness (£3) is also available together with Bitburger (£3.05), Budvar, Holsten and other ales like Cockery Hop and Moorland Original Bitter. St Helier cider is also one of the options.
Wine? There are only eight bottles to choose from but, even though selection isn't that great, you can't complain about the price. Bottles go for between £10 and £11.25, or £3.45 to £3.85 for a large glass and £2.65 to £2.85 for a small one. Finally, spirits are served in rather generous 35ml measures.
The Last Word
Traditional atmosphere, pretty surroundings on the first floor and local beer. The soul of Leicester is encapsulated at The Globe.