Dates for your diary, the Festival will be open from Thursday 21st May to Saturday 23rd May 2020 at the Drill Hall, Lincoln. More details soon.
Join us on a visit to four of the new 2020 GBG pubs in the downhill city area on Sunday 15th starting 2pm at the Golden Eagle then Ritz, Cardinal’s Hat finishing at the Joiners Arms.
Join us on a visit to four of the new 2020 GBG pubs in the uphill city area on Friday 13th starting 19:30 at the Adam & Eve then BeerHeadZ, Strugglers Inn finishing at the Victoria.
Planning is well underway for this years Lincoln Beer Festival. It’s shaping up to be another great event, but as usual we can not run it without your help!
Jobs include; getting people admitted into the festival, dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees, serving on one of our three bars, assisting the volunteering team, selling products at our CAMRA shop & signing up new members to the campaign on our membership stand. No experience? Don’t worry! Our core team of volunteers are happy to show you the ropes.
Benefits of working include;
- Free Refreshments
- Free Beer/Cider
- Food Subsidy
(Terms & conditions apply)
Any time you can spare is much appreciated be it one shift, one day or more!
Please visit Lincoln Beer Festival Volunteering for the volunteering form.
Volunteers needed on the following days on the following areas, these are the times of the day we need people, you do not have to do a full 12 hours, any time you can offer in any of the following areas is much appreciated, be it 3/4 hours or more!
Festival Set up;
Friday 17th May 09:30-10:30;
4 volunteers for Scaffolding unloading, must be physically fit. Protective footwear needed. Breakfast roll and soft drink provided afterwards.
Monday 20th 07:00-17:00;
6 volunteers for set up, some heavy lifting jobs, some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)
PM Time TBC;
1 volunteer to go with our Transport manager to pick up Bars and Glasses from Gainsborough and Chesterfield. (Food subsidy provided)
Tuesday 21st May 07:30-17:00
4 volunteers for set up, a mixture of jobs some heavy lifting jobs (not as much as Monday), some lighter jobs. (Lunch provided)
Wednesday 22nd May 09:00-17:00
1-3 volunteers to make sure we are all set for a smooth opening on Thursday Morning (Lunch provided)
- Thursday 23rd May
- Cider Bar 18:00-Close 1 volunteer
- Door 16:00-20:00 1 Volunteer
- Products/Membership 19:00-Close 1 volunteer
- Glasses Counter 18:00-19:00 2 volunteers /19:00-Close 1 volunteer
- Friday 24th May
- Ale Bar 18:00-Close 8 volunteers
- Door 12:00-13:00 1 volunteer / 17:00-Close 1 volunteer
- Products/Membership 16:00-19:00 1 volunteer
- Glasses 16:00-Close 1/2 volunteer/s
- Saturday 25th May
- Ale Bar 16:00-18:00 5 volunteers / 18:00- close 6 volunteers
- Door 12:00 – 14:00 2 volunteers
- Glasses 14:00-Close 1 volunteer
- Take Down
- Sunday 26th 8 fit volunteers that can move scaffolding
- Tuesday 28th 2-3 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink provided)
Just one week after being named Best Cask Ale Pub by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars, Lincoln’s Strugglers Inn has won another award. The Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale has chosen The Struggs as their Pub of the Year for 2019.
The competition was divided into two categories, with CAMRA members voting for their favourite city pub and their favourite from the villages in the Branch area. Five judges then visited the top three pubs in each category to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.
Standing in the shadow of Lincoln Castle, the Strugglers Inn is big on character and conversation, and a warm welcome from the staff is assured. The ceilings of the main bar and snug are adorned with pumpclips of beers that have appeared on the bar. There is regular live music on Sunday teatimes.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “The Struggs is a classic community local. And with ten handpumps on the bar, it’s a magnet for real-ale drinkers from near and far.”
The runner-up and Lincoln CAMRA Country Pub of the Year is the Dambusters Inn in Scampton. The other city pubs in the final were the Cardinal’s Hat and the Jolly Brewer. The Butcher and Beast in Heighington and the Ivy in Wragby were the other country finalists.
The Strugglers Inn now goes forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition, where it will be up against the winners from the Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland CAMRA Branches.
The Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Keith Weaver officially opens the 2018 Lincoln Beer Festival by pulling a pint of the festival beer, watched by festival organiser Lauraine Compton and deputy organiser John Watkinson.