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An attractive brick-built 19th century pub in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside The Yews is ideally situated for exploring the impressive scenery and renowned architecture of this region. The little village of Great Glen is a peaceful haven replete with tree-lined lanes and swathes of picturesque green fields with sheep grazing. The Grade II listed Methodist Church with its colourwashed brick and the Great Glen Hall with its welsh-slate roof give a handsome late-Georgian feel to the village.Located conveniently close to Leicester Road/A6 the pub is just seven miles from the historic city centre of Leicester and less than an hour by car from Birmingham and provides a wonderful spot in which to relax after exploring some of Leicester’s fascinating sights and heritage.Moving towards Leicester’s impressive city centre the architecture of Ernest Gimson whose imaginative buildings such as the attractive asymmetrical Inglewood home in the attractive Stoneygate area of Leicester which retains the 19th century charm of Great Glen. Leicester’s city centre offers a multitude of cultural riches including the ruins of 12th century Leicester Abbey and the still operating Grade II* listed Leicester Cathedral which dates from the same century in addition to the more modern offerings of splendid theatre The Curve.Whatever your reason for visiting this scenic corner of Leicestershire The Yews is a fantastic setting for enjoying delicious traditional pub food and a glass of hoppy cask ale in an attractive countryside setting.
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