Is a series of CAMRA authored articles on real ale, local pubs, and the industry in general, which appear regularly in the local newspaper, the Lincolnshire Echo.
The presentation of the CAMRA Lincolnshire Pub of the Year certificate took place recently and here’s the landlady, Anna and pub team with the CAMRA Area Organiser who presented the award on behalf of the Lincolnshire CAMRA branches.
Details of the Pub of the Year judging criteria can be found here.
Lincoln CAMRA’s top pub, the Strugglers Inn on Westgate, has gone one better, with the award of Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2019. Judges from the Campaign for Real Ale visited the winning pubs from each of the CAMRA branches in the county and assessed the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.
Earlier this year, the Strugglers was named Best Cask Ale Pub by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars.
Standing in the shadow of Lincoln Castle, the Strugglers Inn is a magnet for real-ale drinkers from near and far. 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, “This is a well-deserved accolade for landlady, Anna, and her team. They offer an outstanding variety of beers in tip-top condition and provide a warm welcome to locals and visitors to the city. I recently heard some visitors from Cheltenham saying that they wished the pub could be transported the their town.”
The runner-up in the county-wide competition is the Nobody Inn at Grantham. The other pubs in contention were:
Ebrington Arms, Kirkby on Bain
Sweyn Forkbeard, Gainsborough
No 2 Refreshment Room, Cleethorpes
The Strugglers Inn now goes forward to the East Midlands round of the competition, where it will be up against the best pubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The latest issue of ImpAle is now available online.
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.
Voting has now started for the Branch Pub of the Year for 2019. See here