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Dog and Bone named Lincoln CAMRA pub of the year

The Dog and Bone pub off Monks Road was chosen as the city pub of the year by the Lincoln branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The pub was chosen via a vote by local CAMRA members, then five judges visited the pubs with the most votes, assessing the quality of the beer, atmosphere, service, community focus and value for money.

Lincoln CAMRA decided that The Dog and Bone on John Street was the city’s best pub.

Other Lincoln pubs through to the finals were the Strugglers Inn, Jolly Brewer and the Dambusters Inn at Scampton, all of which have been winners in previous years.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite.
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite.

The Dog and Bone is community-based, locally run pub, taken over in February 2013 by Chris and Sarah Sorrell.

The Batemans pub has an interesting array of items on its walls to add atmosphere, such as old valve radios and local artists’ work.

There are also plenty of board games for customers to enjoy as a family or with a drink with rends in the evening.

Lincoln CAMRA chairman Aaron Joyce said: “To win Pub of the Year after just twelve months in charge is a fantastic achievement by Chris and Sarah.

“They’ve taken this great little community pub up to another level.”

The pub will now be entered into the Lincolnshire heat of the CAMRA competition, where it will need to beat pubs from Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland in order to progress to a regional level.