Taken from FootballGroundGuide.com
Andy Jobson a visiting Southampton fan informs me; 'Probably the best bet for away fans is the Counting House pub on Freemens Common Road. It has a good mix of both sets of supporters, with all the normal facilities on offer'. Beaumont Fox adds; 'This pub is located just off the Aylestone Road, behind the Local Hero pub (home fans only) and next to Morrisons Supermarket. It does though exclude away supporters when the game is deemed to be a 'high profile' one'. John Ellis adds; 'Away fans are welcomed at the Huntsman pub on Narborough Road (next to Iceland supermarket) about a 15 minute walk away from the King Power Stadium. It shows BT televised sports and offers car parking at a cost of £5.'
For those arriving by train, then as you come out of the main entrance turn left and cross to the other side and there you will find 'The Hind' which is rather a basic pub, but does have real ales. A better bet may be the Wetherspoons pub called the 'Last Plantagenet'. If you turn right out of the station and cross the road and turn left into Granby Street, then this pub is down on the left. Also in the city centre which is around a 15-20 minute walk away from the King Power Stadium is the Kings Head and Broood@VinQuatre Bar, both located on King Street. The latter is a new modern bar with seven real ales on tap (see advert below).
Most of the pubs near to the stadium, are as you would expect for home fans only. In particular 'The F Bar' should be avoided by visiting supporters. Plus the 'Symphony Rooms' located just over the road from the away end, is another home fans bar. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium, however this can be a bit of a 'hit and miss affair' depending on which team you support. Richard Aquilina a visiting Bristol Rovers fan explains; 'Certainly alcohol wasn't available in the away end on our visit. The pumps were covered with black bags and the signs were covered with cardboard! When I enquired further it appears that alcohol is not sold for high profile games. By high profile I think they mean more than a few hundred fans as there obviously isn't any history between Leicester and Rovers as this is the first time we met at this level'. If you are lucky enough that alcohol is available then it is in the form of; Singha Lager (£3.40 bottle), IPA Bitter (£3.90 pint) and Stowford Press Cider (£3.80 can).
Broood@VinQuatre - 24 King Street
The Broood@VinQuatre is a real ale pub with 7 ever changing hand pumps, which also serves San Miguel, Brooklyn, Poretti, Guinness and Aspells, as well as wines and spirits. Family friendly and with BT Sports.
Pre-match food are chicken wings and long hot dogs ready in minutes and great to eat on the way to the stadium.
Only a five minute walk from Leicester Railway Station and only a 15 minute stroll to/from the King Power Stadium.
From Leicester Railway Station main entrance, cross the road in front at the lights and bear left. Follow the road around to the right and on passing a church on your right continue along the pathway going upwards. At the very end of the path turn right onto another wider pathway called New Walk. Continue along New Walk down hill for 400 metres. The Broood Bar is at the end of New Walk on the left.
Address: 24 King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RL (Location Map) Telephone: 0116 254 4228 Website:www.broood.co.uk