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The Shakespeare, Lincoln - pub details

Address: 40 High Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8AS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18355) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Lincoln Central (0.7 miles), Hykeham (2.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.3/10 (rated by 6 users)
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user reviews of the Shakespeare, Lincoln

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didnt go in hear but looked through the window. looked okay if you like Ikea and telly. no beer as the pump was turned around otherwise might have risked it.
sallyreasby - 15 Feb 2012 11:37
A traditional looking, white stone-washed pub on the main road in to Lincoln. Inside however, its clearly had a contemporary makeover, which may well have detracted from some of its character.

There are two bars, with the lounge on the left and the public bar on the right. The lounge has had some work done, with a remarkably shiny, almost mirror like wooden floor, new curtains and new furniture. Up a couple of steps at the rear is a separate carpeted area. The walls however remain artexed, and the ceiling too is fairly rough and ready. There was a plasma on the rear wall with regular Sunday night TV being screened with the volume up rather too loudly. The only other couple in here were glued to the TV, which didnt create much in the way of atmosphere. There was a dart board on the floor below the plasma that looked as though it could be hooked over the top of it when required.

The public bar also had two plasmas on showing the same TV channel, and again with the volume up too loudly. If I want to watch TV Ill stay at home and do it, thanks all the same. Here there is also a wood stripped floor, albeit it not quite as shiny as in the lounge, a few leather high backed chairs, a selection of fruit machines and some unusual table top quiz machines as well as a couple of signed football shirts in display cases. The tables were all very high with correspondingly high chairs which made manoeuvring them difficult. The walls had been re-plastered in this bar giving a more up to date appearance, but the Formica fake wood front to the bar counter let the decor down somewhat. The barmaid was friendly and chatty, but this couldnt compensate for the lack of atmosphere. The two punters watching TV in the lounge soon left, and it was only us left.

The only beer offering was keg John Smiths and Old Speckled Hen. There was a cask pump, but apparently this had run out earlier in the day. The solitary cider was Strongbow, which would have been bad enough if they were actually serving it, but this was also off as the lines were being cleaned.
Blackthorn - 3 Jul 2011 23:17
Closed down
Alan545 - 20 Oct 2009 10:02
An awful Karaoke bar, give the place a wide berth, and watch out for flying glasses.
history100 - 30 May 2005 15:19

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