Dog and Bone gets second Lincoln Pub of the Year title

The Dog and Bone pub is celebrating being named the Lincoln CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for the second year in a row.

The small pub, which was deemed a “hidden gem” among terraced houses off Monks Road, on John Street, came top in the judge’s vote and will now go forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition.

The pub has been run since 2013 by husband and wife team Chris and Sarah Sorrel.

Having won the award in 2014, the Batemans’ pub went on to reach the final 16 of CAMRA’s national competition.

This year, the Lincoln branch competition was divided into two categories. Members voted for their favourite city pub and their favourite from the villages in the branch area.

A team of five judges then visited the top three pubs in each category to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service, community focus and value for money.

Sarah Sorrell, Landlady of The Dog and Bone said: “We were very surprised. We are a good honest pub, we don’t have pool tables or fruit machines. Our focus is on good Ale, good company and good friendships.

“Sunday night, everyone mixes together and it is a safe and happy environment. That is very important to us. It is the heart of the community.”

Aaron Joyce, Lincoln CAMRA chairman, said, “For the Dog and Bone to win the title for the second year in a row is credit to the hard work of Chris, Sarah, their staff and indeed their customers. But the competition was close.”