Established in 2008, The Beautiful Pubs Collective is a proudly independent business operating pubs in & around Leicester. Our business, led by Sam Hagger, a self described food, service & pub enthusiast who was born & raised in Leicester believes that pubs should be as wonderfully unique as the guests that visit them, so each of our pubs offerings are completely different, the only thing that is the same is our standards & teams passion for great food, drink & service.
A little about us
The Beautiful Pubs Collective - Leicester’s Acclaimed Independent Pub Co.
We currently operate three phenomenal pubs in Leicester employing a team of over 90 hospitality minds, all of whom share our values & passion for delivering a great pub experience
2018 Award Nominations
Sam Hagger ‘Ambassador of the Industry’ - The Caterer People Awards
Sam Hagger ‘Business Executive of the Year’ - Leicester Mercury Business Awards
Knight & Garter ‘Best Rengeneration Project’ - Leicester ProCon Awards
Knight & Garter ‘Best Casual Dining Experience’
The Forge Inn ‘Best Casual Dining Experience’
- Leicestershire Promotions - Tourism & Hospitality Awards
Knight & Garter - County Pub of the Year 2018 - National Pub & Bar Awards
Top 25 'Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2015 - The Caterer
One of the 'UK's Top Multiple Site Operators' - Publican's Morning Advertiser
Three Times Winner, Best Independent Pub - Leics Best Bar None Award for The R&D
Good Pub Guide & AA Pub Guide Listed - The Rutland & Derby
CAMRA Good Beer Guide Listed - The Rutland & Derby & The Forge Inn
Recognised by Assured Food Standards - For our commitment to top quality & high welfare produce in our kitchens
What the local press says...
On Knight & Garter... 'Hi-tech hostelry with a beefed up menu: welcome to the city's Knight & Garter' - Leicester Mercury
On The Rutland & Derby... 'few pubs are as well run as The Rutland & Derby' - Great Food Club
On The Forge... 'Sam Hagger likes to talk about his vision of "ethically sourced, innovative and cared-for pub food" and, on this showing, the pub is a credit to him and his team' - Leicester Mercury
On Knight & Garter... 'Leicester's newest and most impressive restaurant/bar' - Great Food Club
On The Rutland & Derby... 'essentially simple pub food, done well, to accompany a good range of beers' - Leicester Mercury