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31/03/2003

History Revealed For Red Cow Vintage Inn, Leicester

A Leicester man will soon be enjoying a delicious meal on the house after helping the landlord and landlady of the Red Cow, Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East in their search to uncover some of its history.

Dennis Carver from Leicester Forest East has earned a meal for two after responding to Tim and Jill Loakes’s appeal for historical information and photographs relating to their inn.

Tim said: "I was delighted to hear from so many people with stories about the building’s long and fascinating history, including Dennis who had obviously carried out a great deal of research.

"Thanks to all the information we received, we now know that the Red Cow was originally a very small inn situated in between a row of cottages, and dates back to around the 1650’s. From the 1750's until early this century, the Hitchcock family were the main occupiers of the inn.

"There has been a lot of interest in the Red Cow and we are very busy".

The Red Cow, which is situated next door to the newly refurbished 31 bedroom hotel, serves great food and a wide selection of wines and cask-conditioned ales all day, every day.

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