The Marquis Wellington, Leicester (again)

The Marquis Wellington is the favourite pre-show haunt of Mrs MOFAD and I, as I have previously written about.

Tonight it was another trip to De Montfort Hall, this time to see Reginald D. Hunter, who we last saw at the Melbourne Comedy Festival last year (you’ve probably worked out that food, drink and comedy are a big part of our lives).

Our visit didn’t get off to the greatest of starts, with several mix ups on our order, which was a very simple one. However, after interacting with three different staff members about it (one of them about four times) it did all get sorted out.

As usual, a good selection of ales available tonight, including something very new – Hop Rising, an IPA brewed on the premises. This was a no-brainer for me, and I went straight for it:-


Sweet and hoppy, and unlike most IPAs I’ve had. Very good nose, and the sweetness on the palate just adds a little something. I’m sure this won’t be for everyone, but I really liked it on a warm summer night. Although (as I usually complain about most IPAs) it does lack paleness.

As I also mentioned last time, Wednesday just happens to be pie and pint night, and this time there was a cider on offer for Mrs MOFAD (Symonds Founders Reserve). And just like last time, there was no contest. It had to be the chicken and pulled pork pie once more. We have had this before. We have liked it before. We had it again. We will probably have it next time. It is a very nice pie, and a manageable portion.


I still maintain that this is a chicken and pulled ham pie, but it is very nice whatever you want to call it. The Marquis is definitely MOFAD approved, but I don’t know what happened to the MOFAD card that was left last time. It wasn’t on display anywhere 🙂

Will be back again in just two weeks 🙂

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