University considers future of Lincoln student bar

A popular student pub up for sale on the University of Lincoln Brayford campus may not need to close at the end of the semester.

The Shed, owned by Greene King PLC, made a statement on its Facebook page that it would no longer continue to trade after December 12.

According to staff, this was due to a deal being made between the premises owners and the university.

As the tenants, The Shed were allegedly asked to vacate the premises.

The Shed, known for its cocktail deals and bargain meals menu, will continue to trade as normal until the closing date.

The building has been up for sale for some time, with interest in the past from other local business owners.

The statement on The Shed’s Facebook page said: “The building will be sold to the university at the end of this semester.

“As tenants we have been given notice to vacate the building on completion. It is our current understanding that after this time it will no longer operate as a public house.

“This situation is not in our control and current management and staff cannot change this decision.

“We would like to thank everyone for their custom over the last 15 years and for everyone who has made the shed their second home, we love you and we will miss you as much as we know you’ll miss us!”

However, the University of Lincoln said it has not bought the site but would like to keep it open as a pub.

A University of Lincoln spokesperson said: “The Shed has been up for sale for some time.

“The university has not yet bought it but we know what the place means to students and staff and we want to see it stay open.”