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. 


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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