Cat Clayton, bar manager at the Adam and Eve Tavern
A pub in Lincoln has been included in a guide recommending public houses serving the best real ale throughout the country.
The Adam and Eve Tavern on Lindum Hill is one of two local pubs to be added to the Good Beer Guide 2013 compiled by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Also included in the 40th edition of the yearly guide is the Centurion pub in North Hykeham.
Over 110 Lincolnshire pubs are recommended in the guide, which was published on September 13 and features over 4,500 pubs throughout the UK.
Lincoln members of Campaign for Real Ale will visit all ten city pubs in the guide on September 14 to congratulate the licensees.
In Lincoln, these range from large, city-centre establishments, such as the Ritz, to traditional back-street pubs, such as the Dog and Bone.
“We’re really happy to be named in the guide. We’ve always tried to keep our beers good. We’ve been doing this for many years and its good to be recognised,” said Alex Jones, owner of the Adam and Eve Tavern.
The Adam and Eve is reputedly the oldest tavern in Lincoln, dating back as far as 1701.
It offers ales including Castle Rock Ale, Everard’s Tiger and Greene King, sourced from Small Beers, a Cask Ale wholesaler in Kingsway, Lincoln.
“I think we’ve been included because of the consistency of our ales. We take pride in what we do and try hard to try to give a good pint every time. We always use local ales and we look after the beer properly,” said Alex.
“Hopefully we will see an uplift in the amount of people coming in to give our ales a try. It’s good to see more pubs taking part and striving to serve the best real ales.”
Steve Renshaw, Secretary of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA, said: “These new [guide] entries illustrate the diversity of pubs in the Guide.
“The Adam & Eve is reputedly the oldest tavern in Lincoln, dating back to 1701, whereas The Centurion is a modern, family-friendly pub/restaurant. But the thing they both have in common is that they serve consistently good real ale.”