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The Donkey

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Great live music scene

Seen so many great bands at the Donkey I thought it was time I gave them a review. I've enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
boodika
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Night out

Best music venue in Leicester - Zoe and warren make every night fabulous - bar staff friendly and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Louise L
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203 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 6BH, England
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Seen so many great bands at the Donkey I thought it was time I gave them a review. I've enjoyed seeing some amazing well established artists as well as great up and coming bands. It's always worth checking out their gig listings to see what's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boodika
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Best music venue in Leicester - Zoe and warren make every night fabulous - bar staff friendly and quick even on the busiest nights you dont wait long for a drink

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise L
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

1st time at the donkey last night had a fantastic night the landlord was very friendly and made you feel welcome definitely be back

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We held a Charity Quiz night at the venue which was a huge success and the owners (Zoe and Warren) were great in their support of the event and contributing towards it. It is a cosy quirky venue and the event was enjoyed by all....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank shabnamparmar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Popped in here for a drink after visiting the Antiques Warehouse across the road. It as late afternoon, so not many people there, but we received excellent service from the bar owner. Very quirky decor and a tired but comfortable seating area outside next to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A brilliant pub come music venue..we have been twice now to see same band ( bowie contingent) very friendly place with not a hint of any trouble...small .friendly & good sound..bar staff are helpful & polite..we travel from dudley which says it all really...will be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stayed overnight in Leicester as part of our coach trip, As no entertainment on at the hotel we googled for something to do. "Stax of Soul" on at "The Donkey" popped up. Well nothing ventured.... 21 Females from Newcastle turned up there on Sat 11th...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank CBW1868
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I do like going here but I think maybe they should hire more security in the venue when a popular act it on. After being pushed around and pushed into the wooden sound thing in the middle which hurt, we moved to the bar only...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went with a group before dinner elsewhere on New Year's Day - wish we could have stayed longer. Fantastic welcome, great range of drinks and brilliant live music. I want the saddle bar stool. Will be back next time we are in Leicester.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Fetlocks
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Came across pub by accident ,as not from area. Wasn't sure what to expect ... But was brill night ,from service ,beer and the band . Landlord ..your brilliant .. Colin ... Thank you for taxi knowledge. We will be back.

Date of experience: October 2016
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