The cathedral city of Lincoln is a vibrant and historic city. The Cathedral is world renown, the castle perhaps less well known.

The shopping area is filled with local stores ready for you to explore.

Just a minute or 2 from the main shopping area is an oasis of real ale in the form of the Strugglers Inn.

From the outside, you may perhaps be fooled into thinking that nothing special lies beyond the threshold. Don’t be fooled!

As you enter the pub, you get a warm welcome, not only from the landlady but from the blazing open fire (in winter obviously!).

Every inch of wall and ceiling plays homage to the glorious gift that is real ale. The mosaic of pump clips on the ceiling is a particularly impressive feature. Not only for its presence, but for the suggestion that each and every one of these clips has been on the beer pumps at some stage in the past.

The range and quality of ales that is available is impressive for such a small establishment. Each and every one is described and pulled by the knowledgeable staff or the landlady herself.

If you plan on visiting, please don’t expect any modern gadgetry. This is a gem of traditional pub. Visit for the experience, the decor and most especially the beer.

It is in my opinion, the best pub in Lincoln and very much worth a visit.

83 Westgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3BG

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