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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu

Just yards from the magnificent edifice of Lincoln Cathedral, this two-storey pub has a pedigree nearly as long; parts of it date back over 700 years. It's the ideal place for a quick pick-me-up snack, drink or leisurely meal from breakfast to evening. Notably music-free; instead you'll find a reading room, eclectic decor and furnishings – note the caricatures and prints of clergy and lawyers – and own-brewed beers and those from local breweries slake the thirst. The daily-changing set menu adds modern twists to traditional dishes. Thus roast rump of lamb comes with pine nut and herb couscous and minted yogurt; or slow-cooked pork collar with Lincolnshire sausage bread pudding, creamed white beans and sage may be listed. Daily blackboard specials considerably extend the choice and include vegetarian and gluten-free options. Gourmet evenings (pre-booking essential) are regularly held, while wine-lovers have a choice of 24 by the glass.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8.30am-mdnt
  • Lunch opening: all wk 8.30am-10pm
  • Dinner opening: all wk 8.30am-10pm

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Oakham Ales JHB, Black Sheep, pub's own beers
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

At top of Steep Hill, adjacent to cathedral & Lincoln Castle car parks

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01522 535190 01522 535190
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