Lincoln Ale Trail
Cheers to beer!

Discover where to enjoy real ale and craft beer in historic Lincoln

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Lincoln Ale Trail
Cheers to beer!

Discover where to enjoy real ale and craft beer in historic Lincoln

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Lincoln Ale Trail
Cheers to beer!

Discover where to enjoy real ale and craft beer in historic Lincoln

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Lincoln Ale Trail

Ale lovers rejoice: historic Lincoln is the perfect destination to buy and experience delicious real ale and unique craft beer.

From the historic public houses of Steep Hill, to the vibrant bars on the Brayford Waterfront, there is a huge choice for a pint of smooth ale or refreshing beer in the city. Plus, with live music, beer festivals, and quiz nights throughout the year, you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to visit.

A printed guide is also available for free by ordering online, or picking one up at Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.


All businesses included serve real ale or craft beer, are open from 2pm, and are members of Lincoln BIG or the Visit Lincoln Partnership.

Lincoln operates a Challenge 25 policy: if you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are over 18 when you buy alcohol. Lincoln BIG coordinates the Lincoln Pubwatch which promotes a safe, secure drinking environment in all licensed premises and helps reduce alcohol related crime.

Please drink responsibly.

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Lincoln Suburbs

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Freehold pub in the Stamp End of Lincoln, not far from Lincoln College off Monks Road, serving a selection of real ales and ciders, and home cooked food, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

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Lincoln Suburbs

The Hop and Barley

The Hop and Barley

A small single room micropub based on the south of Lincoln's High Street with an ever changing range of real ale, and craft beer and cider..

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Cathedral Quarter

Adam and Eve Tavern

Adam and Eve Tavern

The Adam & Eve is reputedly the oldest tavern in Lincoln dating back as far as 1701 and is a well known city landmark in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral.

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​The Lincoln Ale Trail is sponsored by Lincoln BIG and Visit Lincoln Partnership.

A printed guide is also available which includes all pubs and a map. The guide has space to rate each pub so you can keep track of your favourites and try them all.

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