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Good real ales in the city

At a glance

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Open all year

Situated right next to the West Gate entrance of the castle and a short stroll from Lincoln Cathedral, a long-standing drinkers' pub with a range of real ales, including three changing guest beers, ciders and perries. As well as the fantastic views of the castle, the pub also offers home-prepared food including hot baguettes and filled rolls. House specials include sausage and mash, various pies, chilli con carne and home-made lasagne. Facilities include a large beer garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11am-midnight (Friday to Saturday 11am-1am Sunday 12-12)
  • Lunch: all week 12-2.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Gold and XB, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie and Country Perry

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From city outskirts follow signs for Cathedral Quarter. Pub 2 minutes walk from all major up-hill car parks. Adjacent to West Gate of Lincoln Castle

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