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Brilliant pint

Called in on the off chance while passing last week, friendly staff and well kept beer, I had the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
An absolute treasure

It is so rare these days to find a pub with atmosphere which is not principally a reastaurant & in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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“real ale”(22 reviews)
83 Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3BG, England
+44 1522 535023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on the off chance while passing last week, friendly staff and well kept beer, I had the Guinness and my husband had Abbott. Wish I had visited in mid summer, I believe they won a beer garden award, I went out to have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so rare these days to find a pub with atmosphere which is not principally a reastaurant & in which you are bombarded with loud music. This was just what I was looking for & had an excellent selection of real ales. Highly recommended.

Thank JAB142
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Strugglers is a great classic English pub. There is a vast array of tasty ales from around the country which are all kept superbly and taste delicious. You can choose to sit in the bar or the adjoining snug area, both are nice. The...More

Thank Wisdom74
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Go in this pub fairly often and it is always friendly and welcoming. I cannot understand the reviews that say otherwise. The landlady always says hello when anyone enters and always says goodbye to everyone. She is friendly and the service is always efficient. As...More

Thank kimble3000
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited The Strugglers after touring Lincoln Castle. Both share some of the historic past of Lincoln. The Strugglers is a classic real ale pub - compact but welcoming with a wide and varied of drinks. There is an enclosed garden area behind that is...More

Thank DuncanWoodward
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Landlady was so rude and obnoxious!! Her attitude was absolutely disgusting and we were not made to feel welcome at all. Litterly a regulars pub, like out of the league of gentlemen!

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Called in last week after an impromtu visit to Lincoln to break up our journey from Gatwick Airport. We visited last year whilst in Lincoln (seperate review) and loved it so called in again. I'd read some reviews mentioning the landlady so was prepared for...More

2  Thank Brufsters
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Another great pub in the old part (cathedral/castle area) of Lincoln, absolutely rammed when I went in but the service was still quick and friendly, and the ale was also excellent. Highly recommended, make it a two for one trip with the also excellent Victoria...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

At least a dozen hand pulled ales to choose from , great advice from the barman and it was a joy to have a few pints. No fancy foods in this establishment , just excellent beer !! Lovely enclosed rear garden area with lots of...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Great selection of beers, comfy seats, and a true local pub. Take cash as they don't accept credit. Atmosphere was very cozy and we enjoyed our drinks.

Thank tarajd
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Craig M
15 February 2017|
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Response from MistressWeatherwax | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't advise taking children here.