Lincoln pub boarded up and for sale

A Lincoln pub has stopped trading and it is now up for sale.

Scotty’s Bar on Melville Street, close to the Pelham Bridge flyover, has closed down and the owner is hoping to sell the building.

The ground floor of the former Sippers building has been boarded up last week, following two break-in attempts, a resident living nearby told The Lincolnite.

The property was built in 1910 and comprises a detached public house with separate living accommodation for owners.

The building is constructed from brick with a slate pitched roof.

Lincoln estate agents Pygott & Crone are marketing the 561 sq ft property for a £250,000 sale price, at £445 per sq ft.

“The building is in a cracking position, close to city centre and future Lindongate development,” said Will Downing of Pygott & Crone.

“If managed properly, it could do really well,” Downing added.

— Later update: Steve Renshaw, Secretary of Lincoln CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), said he was disappointed to hear the pub closed:

“We’re always disappointed to see pubs close. However, often they reopen after a short time. 

“As recently as 2008, the pub (under its previous name of Sippers) featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, so there is clearly potential.”

Photo by Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite