The five most popular country pubs according to our poll

The top five can now be revealed -Credit:Getty
The top five can now be revealed -Credit:Getty

We asked our readers to nominate the best country pubs in Leicestershire and the results are now in. And the top five pubs are all in the north and north-west of the county.

In first place - with nearly twice as many votes as the pub in second place, was The George Inn in Coleorton, near Coalville. The friendly village hostelry boasts great food, a popular beer garden with a children's play area and lots of guest ales on tap.

The runner-up was The Wheatsheaf Inn in Woodhouse Eaves, near Loughborough, while the third place pub was The Queens Head in Belton, near Shepshed, which has the same owners as The George Inn.

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Will Hall, manage of The George, said: "It's amazing! We're very delighted.

"We've been following the poll on Facebook and getting everyone who comes in to vote for us."

The George Inn in Coleorton
The George Inn in Coleorton -Credit:Google

Describing what locals loved about the pub in Loughborough Road, he said: "The staff, obviously! We serve locally-sourced fresh food and while we're closed on Mondays, every other day of the week is very busy, particularly at lunchtime.

"We always have two or three good ales available and we have a nice beer garden - so we've been very busy in the recent hot weather. It's a nice country pub with low beams and it's been under the same owners for about six years now."

The Wheatsheaf Inn in Woodhouse Eaves
The Wheatsheaf Inn in Woodhouse Eaves -Credit:Google

He said The Queens Head, run by the same people, was a very different place. He said: "The pub in Belton is more modern wand tends to have younger people.

"But it's also a very nice country pub."

Others in the top five were The Stamford Arms in Groby, to the west of Leicester, and The Wheatsheaf Inn in Thurcaston, just to the north of the city.