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.

The Pubs
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Lincoln Suburbs

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

A quirky, friendly, welcoming pub not far from Broadgate and Lincoln College, serving home-cooked food, real ale, and ciders.

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High Street

The Cosy Club

The Cosy Club

Unique bar and restaurant serving food and drink all day and cocktails by night in the historic Corn Exchange in Lincoln's Cornhill Quarter.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

The George at Langworth

The George at Langworth

Pub food and local ale served from a village pub in Langworth, near Lincoln.

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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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