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Beer By Bus - Route 153 Pub Trail

Don't drink and drive - a great choice of pubs can be found along the 153 bus route from Leicester to historic Market Bosworth.

Buses runs Monday to Saturday daytime every half hour as far as Newbold Verdon and every hour through to Market Bosworth.  There are evening buses with the last one getting back to Leicester at 22.15.  An Arriva Leicester Zone ticket or the multi-operator "flexi" ticket will give you unlimited travel as far as Kirby Muxloe, with an Arriva Midlands Zone ticket covering the whole route and of course, concessionary bus pass holders can travel free!  

Bus times can be found here

The Pubs

Full details of each pub are available below by clicking on the links to CAMRA's WhatPub website, compiled by local CAMRA members.

Leicester City Centre

A huge choice of pubs and bars in the City Centre.
See our Ale Trail guide for details.

Service 153 buses depart from St Margaret's Bus Station
and also other stops in the Centre Centre

Leicester Forest East

Forest Park, Hinckley Road

Service 153 stops on Hinckley Road near to the pub. Arriva 158 and Stagecoach 48 routes also serve here.

Red Cow, Hinckley Road

153 stops on Station Road, near to Hinckley Road junction. Arriva 158 & Stagecoach 48 stop on Hinckley Rd

Kirby Muxloe

Royal Oak, Main Street

Bus stops on Station Road, near Junction with Main Street

Castle Hotel, Main Street

Bus stops on Station Road, near Junction with Main Street


Lancaster Arms, Station Road

Bus Stop on Station Road outside pub

Blue Bell, Main Street

153 stops on Main Street/Manor Road

Newbold Verdon

The Jubilee, Main Street

Bus stops at Main Street (Co-op)

The Swan, Main Street

Bus Stops on Main Street outside pub

Windmill Inn, Brascote

Bus stops at The Swan then 10 mins walk along Brascote Lane


Three Tuns, West End

Bus stops on Newbold Road near to junction with West End

Osbaston Hollow

Gate Inn, Hinckley Road

Bus stops on Hinckley Road outside pub


Bulls Head, Main Street

Bus stops on Barton Lane near to junction with Hinckley Road


Gate Hangs Well, Barton Road

Bus stops on Barton Road outside pub

Market Bosworth

Dixie Arms, Main Street

Bus stops at Market Bosworth Square

Olde Red Lion, Park Street

Bus stops at Market Bosworth Square

For other public transport information to help you get to pubs across the Leicester CAMRA area see our main public transport page