Raise a glass: Lincoln Ale Trail revamped

L-R: Lincoln BIG Evening Economy Manager Marion Cooney, BeerHeadZ Bar Manager Tim Dunn and Visit Lincoln Digital Marketing Co-ordinator Joel Murray raising a glass to the new trail at BeerHeadZ.

Cheers! Lovers of real ale and craft beers are invited to raise a glass and toast a “revamped” leisure experience.

The popular Lincoln Ale Trail has been refreshed and brought bang-up-to-date, with the addition of brilliant new venues, which have recently brought their names to the city, as well as extra specialist retailers.

The Trail is a collaboration between Lincoln BIG (which has funded the project) and Visit Lincoln. It’s designed to be a fun and sociable way for locals and visitors alike to discover Lincoln’s amazing mix of watering holes.

The new guide features 30 venues across the city. They range from quirky ancient taverns in the Cathedral quarter to themed bars in the city centre and restaurant and bar combos.

It’s about much more than “popping out for a quick pint.” The Trail aims to introduce people to venues they may not have tried before including Lincoln’s most recent arrivals.

All boast their own unique ambience, mix of favourite regular and guest beers, smooth ales, ciders, wines and more, as well as snacks, ranging from tapas to full meals, to be enjoyed anywhere from a pub beer garden to in a contemporary bar or, on cooler days, in front of a roaring log fire.

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer relaxing in an historic inn or an edgy contemporary bar, Lincoln’s choice of venues offers something to suit all tastes and, it’s not all about the beer either, many venues host live music sessions, weekly quizzes, “Meet the Brewer” events and much more.

The latest additions to the Lincoln Ale Trail leaflet include The Cosy Club which is based in the stunningly refurbished Corn Exchange building in the city’s Cornhill Quarter; The Dandy Lion Alehouse in Newland, which has a Gin Garden and BeerHeadZ in Eastgate, which serves beers, ciders and quality wines.

BeerHeadZ Bar Manager Tim Dunn said: “I think the Lincoln Ale Trail is a great idea.  The refreshed leaflet gives people a good idea of what pubs and bars there are around the city.

“We are a new bar which concentrates on real ales and craft-style beers. We have ten craft beers and also up to six real ales, and we have a changing drinks menu. Think of the phrase “No Pint of the Usual!”