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Pre meal out drink

My husband is a real ale man & says his pint was the best by a country mile!! 🍺 He also said the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine C
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Cosy pub

I really enjoyed the cosy and warm atmosphere. Very different pub from any other pub in Lincoln. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Domna T
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  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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83 Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is a real ale man & says his pint was the best by a country mile!! 🍺 He also said the bar man was very helpful & knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the cosy and warm atmosphere. Very different pub from any other pub in Lincoln. I also loved the open fire and the fact that is pet friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Domna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is UNDOUBTEDLY the best pub in the world .The customers and staff are very friendly towards those who cherish world class beer and conversation.For those who don't please go elsewhere and make room for those who do. Contrary to one of the reviews the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gareth47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ABSOLUTELY loved it!!! What more is there to say? Great pub, great beer, great staff and the best locals ever. Thanks guys and gals for having us ;) lucyh303 below (2 star rating) must be some sort of idiot. She says they don't take cash....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A guy left a one star review due to not getting an Abbot Ale. Truth is, they served 7 Americans Abbot Ale. That night they were cleaning the lines and only served two elder gentlemen Abbot Ale who always drank them. They had to go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great history about it, take the audio tour of the castle and hear all about it ! Afterwards venture out of the walls if you feel it is safe and stop for a very well kept pint. There is plenty of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lobster64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have often wondered about this pub when visiting Lincolnshire Life museum but never called in, today we did! Nine pumps on the bar including two dark ales, pleasant staff and customers, and the decor is something to be admired. We won't be bypassing this fabulous...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what a shocking pub. Don't visit unless you are a known local in this pub. We were told we could not be served a particular beer (Abbot Ale) because it was only on for locals. We arrived when thus beer was "on" had a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ian216
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always make a point of visiting the Strugglers whenever I am in Lincoln. The pub is a hidden gem located just outside the castle walls and is easily missed by most tourists. However, they are missing out on a treat. There is a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paulsevans1971
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Have never been disappointed by the choice and quality of ales on offer. Simple food on offer. This is a gem for supporters of real ale and is very close to Lincoln Castle.

Date of experience: February 2019
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I wouldn't advise taking children here.
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