The Trail is a collaboration between Lincoln BIG (which has funded the project) and Visit Lincoln. It’s designed to be a fun and sociable way for locals and visitors alike to discover Lincoln’s amazing mix of watering holes. The guide features 30 venues across the city – but please don’t try them all in one go!
The venues range from quirky ancient taverns in the Cathedral quarter to themed bars in the city centre and restaurant and bar combos. All boast their own unique ambience, mix of favourite regular and guest beers, smooth ales, ciders, wines and more, as well as snacks, ranging from tapas to full meals, to be enjoyed anywhere from a pub beer garden to in a contemporary bar or, on cooler days, in front of a roaring log fire.
Whether you prefer relaxing in an historic inn or an edgy contemporary bar, Lincoln’s choice of venues offers something to suit all tastes. It’s not all about the beer either: many venues host live music sessions, weekly quizzes, “Meet the Brewer” events and much more.
The new Lincoln Ale Trail brochure not only includes venue details but there’s also space where you can “rate” each one and, in the process, create yourself a useful reminder of which ones are your favourites for your next visit to Lincoln.
The latest additions to the Lincoln Ale Trail include The Cosy Club, which is based in the stunningly refurbished Corn Exchange building in the city’s Cornhill Quarter; The Dandy Lion Alehouse in Newland, which has a Gin Garden, and BeerHeadZ in Eastgate, which serves a changing menu of real ales and craft-style beers.
The Lincoln Ale Trail leaflet is available from the Visitor Information Centre in Castle Hill and the venues featured, or people can order a copy online, which will be sent to them by post.
Pictured (left to right): Marion Cooney, Evening Economy Manager, Lincoln BIG; Tim Dunn, Manager, BeerHeadZ Lincoln; Joel Murray, Digital Marketing Manager, Visit Lincoln.