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Treaty of Commerce, Lincoln

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Temporarily closed as a pub (coronavirus).

But selling takeaway beer.

Bring your own container - washed out milk cartons suggested!

£2 a pint...
tradervic - 25 Mar 2020 08:19
A decent enough but slightly tired option near the station in Lincoln so a logical place to wait for a train. Britpop hits were playing in the bar including the Fratellis' 'Chelsea Dagger' (unfortunately). Very old fashioned at the back where diners are treated to paper tablecloths, doilies and napkins. The ales - from local heroes Bateman's - are well kept though.
BoehmBawerk - 30 May 2016 11:44
Gosh this now deserves a much higher rating than its current 4.4. There was one Bateman beer on and 5 guests ranging from a superb Citra to a stout and porter from micros. Very convenient for the station but don't get stuck wrong side of the level crossing if going for a train as the barriers can stay down for 5 minutes sometime as there's no footbridge.
Steamer1 - 13 Dec 2014 09:56
An oasis in an area of the town where the real ale choice is not so god. Batemans beers and some well kept guests. The Batemans Salem Porter was in poor condition but was instantly changed and taken off and replaced by a guest stout.
Rocky53 - 1 Dec 2014 16:49
Just visited here,lovely welcoming city pub which is a rare gem, great beer will be returning soon.
madcatlady - 14 Sep 2014 20:38
This is a nice looking Batemans pub near to Lincoln train station.
Once inside, the beer offered is of course Batemans, with several guests.
The pub is long and fairly thin, and on our visit a little quiet and devoid of atmosphere. There is a drinking area to the front, whilst the rear appeared to be mainly set up for meals.
This has the potential of being a great pub, but doesn't quite seem to reach that promise. Perfectly reasonable for a quick pint, but there are better pubs in Lincoln.
SouthYorkshireman - 19 Jan 2014 17:33
Decent pub close to the station. It's a typical city centre pub and had friendly staff. RCH Pitchfork, Batemans Salem Porter, XXXB & XB, Black Sheep Golden Sheep & Loddon Hullabaloo were the beers. Thatchers Heritage & Westons Celebration were the ciders. Sadly I can't remember much more, as the alcohol was starting to have a significant effect!
blue_scrumpy - 29 Jul 2012 19:35
Over £3.00 per pint very expensive for a mediocre drink. food was bog standard which was better than the staff. nice looking blcak and white pub near railway crossing
sallyreasby - 15 Feb 2012 11:15
Went here twice at the weekend as the pies were so good the first time.
filf - 6 Nov 2011 20:24
After my disobliging review of 12 February I got a message from another Bite-er saying that I must have visited the pub under the old management and a change had made the place a lot better. Today was the first chance I had to go in to check and I am delighted to say that it is a different place.

Pretty empty when I went in around 1 pm with nobody behind the bar but a pleasant guy appeared pretty quickly and served me with a splendid pint of BXXX, or something, that went down a treat. A young lady joined him behind the bar and dealt quickly and politely with a stream of visitors, though I would have thought they deserved a bit more trade. Maybe it picks up in the eveing but Lincoln does seem to me to be a bit over-supplied with pubs. But this one deserves to do well.
guayabera - 24 Aug 2011 20:04
New management for the past couple of months...time will tell.
DarkieBoy - 21 May 2011 10:39
Great little tradition city centre pub with wooden mirror surround behind bar. Bateman beers. unusual shaped area to back of pub. black and white tudor front. tall and narrow buidling.
sallyreasby - 4 Mar 2011 11:48
A new couple have taken over the Treaty of Commerce just a few days ago and a warm and friendly welcome is always offered. The pub has been thoroughly cleaned, and needless clutter has been removed. The whole place is looking and smelling a hundred times better. There is a good choice of well-kept real ale and bottled beers from the Bateman's range and other breweries.

This is one of the most attractive pubs on Lincoln's High Street, dating from the 1860s. The black and white mock Tudor appearance is enhanced by traditional red and gold Bateman's signage. The pub itself is narrow, but long with a sizeable beer garden to the rear. Old photos and drawings of Lincoln adorn the walls. This is a no-nonsense pub free from most modern entertainment like Sky TV, etc. Subtle background music, conversation and the hustle and bustle of the busy High Street compliment this gem of a traditional city pub.
DarkieBoy - 15 Feb 2011 22:22
I went into this pub around noon. Totally empty except for one woman on the phone in front of the bar and one woman behind the bar. I went up to the bar - no reaction: Woman 1 carried on speaking into the phone and Woman 2 carried on talking to her. Thinking that perhaps they imagined I had come to read the gas meter I walked along the bar and took out my wallet whilst looking at the beer pumps. Zero reaction. Finally, I walked out and neither could even be bothered to call out "Good riddance", or whatever. I had a quick look into the next shop window to make sure I had not vanished from sight. Why do people like this even think of working in the pub trade?
guayabera - 12 Feb 2011 22:25
Long, narrow traditional pub on the 'wrong' side of the level crossing- not much history here, just drab shops-this pub aside. It has an attractive frontage with black and white timber giving a mock-tudor effect. The one narrow room stretches back to a dartboard area, with the bar on the right hand side in the centre. As noted, the seating is of particular note, well-carved and traditional throughout.
3 Batemans beers available on my visit, XB and XXXB both in good nick. The friendly owners and even friendler pub dog made for a memorable visit.
One to head to if in town, I enjoyed it here and would return.
Carlurmston - 4 Jul 2010 18:09
This pub has a very narrow frontage but goes back a long way when you get inside. Itís all one thin bare floorboarded room with comfortable seating at the front with some great seating that looks almost ecclesiastical. Towards the rear are a load of bar stools. Itís a fine little pub with a fine pub dog, a Labrador, with a constantly wagging tail and a really friendly attitude. 6 handpumps on the bar, 4 selling Batemans and 2 guests. I had a pint of Batemans GHA which was excellent. Well worth a visit.


ROBCamra - 1 Dec 2009 15:28
Long and narrow victorian? pub with really high weindows facing onto high street. Handy for the station. Batemans beers plus two indie guest beers, a hoppy one and a dark one when I visited, all good quality around 2.60 a pint. Landlady friendly, she's a good laugh though don't know if they are staying- the pub was advertising business oppurtunity.
brisk - 6 Feb 2008 13:00
Nice traditional Batemans pub over the other side of the notorious level crossing from the main part of the High Street. I had a seemingly interminable wait to get to the pub whilst what was possibly the longest goods train ever seen rumbled over the level crossing at little more than snail's pace.

Having finally reached the pub, I found a friendly welcoming pub frequented by a mixture of locals and thirsty shoppers. Bateman's XB was in good nick and it was nice to see a beer from the Arundel Brewery as a guest beer - never seen that so far away from its base.

Note the unusual church pew type seats at the front of the pub and the cosy food area at the back.

In conclusion, I think this pub is well worth popping in if passing by. Note that if you're visiting the Cathedral and Castle afterwards, it's a walk up the aptly named Steep Hill, so you might want to visit them first and then recover in the pub afterwards !
JohnBonser - 17 Apr 2007 14:07
FANTASTIC, AMAZING, FRIENDLY
SIA - 15 Jun 2006 10:09
Moody bar staff but nice place seem only to want the regulars in
NOTTSLINCS - 24 Feb 2006 15:02
Still a good boozer this side of the tracks, nice beer and not too crowded / noisy mostly
MilkTheImp - 15 Nov 2005 20:09
Visited early Saturday evening. One barman on duty who was chatty and friendly. Not sure how busy this place gets but was quite impressed with the atmos.

Full range of Bateman's beers, the one I had was 10/10.

stevewilliams - 29 Jun 2005 22:13
Getting better since new management have come in
anonymous - 18 Sep 2004 22:44

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