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The Tower Wine Bar, Lincoln

A nice enough place for a pint and has a top-notch restaurant. But doesn't really have much of a 'pub feel' to it in comparison to many of its neighbours. Feels a bit like a 'young gun' amidst such doyens as the Strugglers and Victoria.

16 Oct 2007 18:04

The Victoria, Lincoln

Possbly the best pub in Lincoln. Sadly now bought up by Batemans (as Ritark pointed out), though they haven't changed a lot of it and doubtless are scared too in case they put-off local custom - without this it'd basically be a normal backstreet pub with nothing to say for itself. There are still plenty of guest ales on tap, possibly the best selection in Lincoln.

16 Oct 2007 18:02

The Queen In The West, Lincoln

Went in this pub for he first time a few weeks ago and was amazed - how could I not have been in here despite having lived in Lincoln all my life?! Great watering hole that always has a few guest beers on - non of your Batemans rubbish, no, but Spitfire, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Bombardier etc. Also stocks Piper's posh crisps - better than greasy Walkers.

Landlord has had this pub for years and is an amazing chap who makes everyone feel welcome. Traditional pub that has a lounge to the left of the entrance and the bar to the right, the latter incorporating a floodlit dartboard. Customers made up of locals and a few students, with a lot of the latter now living in this part of God's Backyard. Pub could do with a lick of paint but these types are few and far between nowadays and should be cherished.

Overall, a nice pub - well worth a visit or three.

16 Oct 2007 17:59

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