Listed: Hinckley and Bosworth’s borough pubs participating in the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 September 2021

HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s pubs, bars and restaurants are supporting the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign – a scheme which helps people on dates to discreetly ask for help if they feel that they are unsafe.

The initiative was launched to reduce sexual violence and vulnerability, by giving customers a discreet way to gain assistance from staff members, if they feel that they are unsafe, due to the actions, words, of behaviour displayed by their date.

All they have to do is approach the bar, ask for ‘Angela’, and then the staff will be alerted of a date going wrong, where they will be able to step in and offer help.

Once staff members have been alerted of the situation, they can then offer to call a taxi, call the customer’s friends or family and make sure that the other individual who has caused distress has left the venue.

Councillor Mullaney comments

Coun. Michael Mullaney executive member for the Borough Council, said: “This is a simple yet effective scheme which empowers members of the public to seek help if they are feeling vulnerable, by allowing them to raise concerns with staff.

“It may be that they are in the company of someone who is not what they seemed and they want to get away safely and with minimum fuss.

“This initiative helps facilitate this and hopefully prevent situations from escalating into something more serious.

“I am most grateful that more local pubs and bars have joined the scheme and encourage residents to look out for the ‘Ask for Angela’ posters or stickers displayed.”

Full list of participating venues

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have provided a list of participating venues in the borough, all of which have been confirmed by them at the time of publication (5 September).

  • The Bluebell Inn
    39 High Street
    Desford
    LE9 9JF
    Tel: 01455 822901
     
  • The Union Inn
    2 Stockwell head
    Hinckley
    LE10 1RE
    Tel: 01455 614480
     
  • Black Horse 
    Upper Bond Street
    Hinckley
    LE10 1RJ
    Tel: 01455 612541
     
  • Ashby Tavern
    62 Ashby Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 1SL
    Tel: 01455 633328
     
  • Steamin’ Billy
    25 Station Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 1AP
    Tel: 01455 612399
     
  • The Red Lion
    14 Windsor Street
    Burbage
    Hinckley
    LE10 2EF
     
  • Sketchley Grange
    Sketchley Lane
    Burbage
    Hinckley
    LE10 3HU
     
  • Travellers Inn
    32 Wood Street
    Earl Shilton
    LE9 7ND
     
  • Cross Keys Inn
    32 Chapel Street
    Barwell
    LE9 8DD
     
  • The Barn
    New Barn Farm
    Kirkby Road
    Barwell
    LE9 8FT
     
  • The Anchor Inn
    63 Church Street
    Burbage
    Hinckley
    LE10 2DA
     
  • The Chequers Inn
    Lutterworth Road
    Burbage
    LE10 2DN
     
  • The Cross Keys
    Hinckley Road
    Burbage
    LE10 2AF
     
  • The Sycamores
    60 Windsor Street
    Burbage
    Hinckley
    LE10 2EF
     
  • The Woolcomber
    Atkins Way
    Burbage
    LE10 2PH
     
  • The Old Black Horse Inn
    17 Market Place
    Market Bosworth
    CV13 0LF
     
  • Ye Red Lion Hotel
    1 Park Street
    Market Bosworth
    CV13 0LL
     
  • Old Thatched Inn
    Main Street
    Stanton under Bardon,
    Markfield
    LE67 9TQ
     
  • The Weavers Arms
    Derby Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 1QE
     
  • Holywell Inn
    56 London Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 1HL
     
  • Elbow Room Ale & Cider House
    26 Station Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 1AW
     
  • The Milestone
    Stoke Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 0GL
     
  • Prince of Wales
    52 Coventry Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 0JT
     
  • Revival
    Highcross Buildings
    Regent Street
    Hinckley
    LE10 0AZ
     
  • The Wharf Inn
    Coventry Road
    Hinckley
    LE10 0NQ
     
  • Lime Kilns,
    Watling Street
    Burbage
    Hinckley
    LE10 3ED
     
  • The Dixie Arms
    6 Main Street
    Market Bosworth
    CV13 0JW
     
  • Three Tuns
    16 Westend
    Barlestone
    CV13 0EJ
     
  • The Gate Hangs Well
    Barton Road
    Carlton
    CV13 0DB
     
  • The Lancaster Arms
    Station Road
    Newtown Unthank
    Desford
    LE9 9FP
     
  • The Black Horse
    44 Main Road
    Sheepy Magna
    CV9 3QR
     
  • Three Horseshoes
    3 High Street
    Stoke Golding
    CV13 6HE
     
  • The Coach & Horses
    Leicester Road
    Markfield
    LE67 9RF
     
  • Turpins Bar & Grill
    29 Main Road
    Twycross
    CV9 3PL
     
  • Blue Lion
    8 Church Road
    Witherley
    CV9 3NA
     
  • The George & Dragon
    Station Road
    Stoke Golding 
    CV13 6HB
     
  • The Bricklayers Arms
    213 Main Street
    Thornton,
    LE67 1AH
     
  • Windmill Inn
    Brascote Lane
    Brascote
    Newbold Verdon
    LE9 9LE
     
  • Pestle & Mortar
    81 Castle Street
    Hinckley
    LE10 1DA
     
  • Shilton Vaults
    The Hollow
    Earl Shilton
    LE9 7NA
     
  • The Plough Inn
    Burroughs Road
    Ratby
    LE6 0XZ
     
  • The Stamford Arms
    2 Leicester Road
    Groby
    LE6 0DJ
     
  • Queens Head
    Ashby Road
    Markfield
    LE67 9UB
     
  • The Railway Inn
    191 Station Road
    Ratby
    LE6 0JR
     
  • The Copt Oak
    Whitwick Road
    Copt Oak
    Markfield
    LE67 9QB

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