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Jolly Brewer, Lincoln

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Yes a must visit if in the area. In the Good Beer Guide 2017.
Difficult to describe interior - go for yourself and see.
5 hand pulls from little known brewers and NO Doom Bore.
I was here last Saturday and about a dozen others in just after 1.00pm.
I had a very nice pint of Newby Wyke Horizon which cost £3.20.
bjbrummiejohn - 4 Nov 2016 08:27
One of those Brueghelsque pubs in which all human life is present and busy despite the fact that the Lincoln Beer Festival was running a hundred yards away. The juke box was engaged but looked very good indeed and people were enjoying bank holiday sunshine in the garden.
BoehmBawerk - 30 May 2016 11:07
Popped in for an early evening beer. Eclectic jukebox and 4 real ales on. The two we had were in fine fettle.
Worth a revisit for sure.
LickeyEndBooze - 31 Oct 2014 16:31
A bit 'Pink Floyd' inside though non the wrose for that (would be nice to hear the wholeof DSotM some day though). Had four ales on which were in good nick.
Snarling_Mallard - 23 Jun 2013 20:38
Nicely constructed with a lovely rear.............and that's just the landlady! Eclectic art-deco pub with an emphasis on the Arts. Live music, drama and a passage exhibition gallery feature regularly. Superbly kept real ales and a good range of ciders and lagers. No food. One of the best watering holes in Lincoln.
Herb551 - 24 Nov 2012 12:19
One of the best pubs of our rather lengthy crawl around Lincoln. It's located on a busy main road on the edge of the main shopping area. It was fairly quiet on our early Saturday afternoon visit. The barmaid was friendly. The interior has few tables and is a little dark. I suspect it gets busy in the evening and standing room is required. There is a pleasant suntrap garden at the rear. Beers on were Oldershaw Mowbray Mash, Idle Black Abbot, Burnside Wild Rhino, Tom Woods Lincoln Gold, Newby Wyke and Stamford Riverside Festival Ale. Westons Perry & Broadoak Moonshine cider were also available. Well worth a visit if in Lincoln.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Jul 2012 18:29
Great pub just outside the city centre. Up to six real ales on. Found this place by accident when on an exploratory pub crawl. Worth looking for (its just up the road towards the Cathedral from the Green Dragon).
zipdiskdude - 18 Jul 2011 23:16
I've lived in Lincoln for 11 years, but never got around to visiting this pub until recently. It's always been on the list. Glad I did. Good town pub with atmposphere and character. Real ale is good quality and it's in the Good Beer Guide. A proper pub. Ale is locally sourced in some cases and I have to say it is very well kept. Worth a visit.
Mothbag - 14 Mar 2011 15:28
Eclectic music-led pub on the main thoroughfare on the edge of the City Centre. it's one basic, traditionally-furnished, opened out room but is brimming with character, from the corridor (mentioned below) and fire to the friendliness of the staff and locals. Table football is at the back, always fun.
A good beer choice- Landlord, Young's Bitter and 2 guests, Young's Bitter in good form. Excellent jukebox.
A great all-round place- you know the type, not specially traditional but the character makes up for that. One to return to.
Carlurmston - 4 Jul 2010 17:58
In every town or city thereís always one pub that attracts a really eclectic range of customers, this is Lincolns. Leather jackets, beanie hats, piercings, tattoos, dreadlocks and well dressed middle aged couples (plus two superheroes last Saturday, honest) theyíre all here and all made equally welcome. One large floorboarded room with an unusual drinking corridor to the right. A real fire in the main room and an impressive variety of things on the wall. I especially like the cartoon drawings of all the staff over the fireplace. 6 handpumped beers on offer, TT Landlord plus changing guests. The pints I had were fine. They also have four, yes four, real ciders available. Itís not a pub for the faint hearted as itís pretty raucous in a friendly sort of way, but itís well worth a visit.
ROBCamra - 4 Dec 2009 14:21
Art deco theme running through the pub with a strange seperate corridoor seating area seperates the main room- looks like it used to be the exterior wall and still has windows in. Large rear courtyard. Good varying live music (on sat nights), easy alternative atmosphere. Lots of facial hair and Tats! Beer has been good on weekends. Taylors Landlord and two guests from local micros.
brisk - 6 Feb 2008 12:37
Further to my earlier comment - I have been in a couple of times a few weeks apart since and the beer was very good. So big well done to the Jolly Brewer. I am pleased to say that I will not be fearing my next visit.
redclanger - 6 Dec 2007 22:57
Have refrained from posting soc landlady is a friend of a friend.
Good comments first:
Good atmosphere, good music (especially open mic night) and good friendly staff.
Bad comment (but unfortunately the most important)
The beer (real ale) is consistently very very bad. At its best, it is dull and lifeless. At its second best, it is dull lifeless and off (tastes yeasty) at its worst, it does not bare mentioning. The amount of times I have had a good pint in here you can count on one finger. If they sort this out and keep a good pint it will be a good pub but what is the main reason for going to a pub if you are a real ale drinker?
redclanger - 7 Mar 2007 23:59
Definitely back on its feet after being the pits a few years ago, but not the place to take your Gran for a sherry.
joegreen - 12 Dec 2005 13:26
Back on the map! Loud in a nice way, good beer and a gothish crowd.
TipTopTommy - 27 Mar 2005 14:35
The new landlady has realy turned this place around. Excellent beer, good food, top staff and live music every week! The acoustic sessions on a wednesday are well worth a visit:-) p.s she's right, the landlady is well fit!
Dorry - - 12 Nov 2004 18:32
Really nice chilled out and friendly pub, excellent live music!Scotch Chocolate played a few weeks ago and were amazing.
Good pub food and friendly staff.
Lindi - 9 Nov 2004 15:23
Great pub, large beer garden, the new management are really starting to return this pub into the relaxed, cool place it was when I first strted drinking in Lincoln (1993) - good food, good beer, great vibe. If you used to drink at "The Falcon" you'll feel at home :-)
ilikewatchingtv - 9 Oct 2004 20:19
hey it's under new management and the landlady is a cracker, the staff are friendly, new upholstery, live music at weekends and the real ale is kept well.come and join us.Ladies do not be afraid to enter on your own plenty of smiling faces,feel safe .
sally cox - 9 Aug 2004 10:12
Sadly they turned the art school building into a hairdressing and beauty college in 2003 so the clientelle have mostly pissed off, so little ale of any note.
John is not the happiest landlord in the world, thats his business though
TipTopTommy - 29 Jun 2004 23:48
A quirky, art-deco beauty of a small pub with an extensive beer garden. In the winter its cosy and in the summer the garden is packed. A delightful pub.
Juve - 13 Aug 2003 12:40

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