Lincoln pub celebrates first entry into the Good Beer Guide

Lincoln pub The West End Tap is celebrating its first entry into the ‘Good Beer Guide 2016’, joining eight other city pubs.

The family-owned pub, located on Newland Street West, opened in December 2013, following an extensive refurbishment.

The ‘Good Beer Guide’ has celebrated cask-conditioned real ale and pubs for over 40 years.

Around 110 Lincolnshire pubs feature in the “Good Beer Guide 2016”, which was published on Thursday, September 10.

Lewis De-la-Hey, owner of the The West End Tap, said: “It was our partnerships goal from the outset to gain recognition for the range of cask ales we work hard to source.

“As a team, we work extremely hard on the conditioning of our ales and cleanliness of our lines, the pinnacle for any publican running a wet sales led pub is the Good Beer Guide.

“I speak for all members of The West End Tap team when I say how happy we are to gain entrance into the guide in such a short space of time and we will take every measure throughout next year to make sure we’re in the 2017 edition.

“Having achieved what we set out to when we started, we’re are concentrating on the future and improving The West End Tap in order to extend our range of ales along with incorporating a food offering and increasing the capacity of the Pub. So watch this space the New Year will hopefully bring some exciting developments for the West End Tap and Real Ale lovers.”

Other pubs featured on the list include modern pub/restaurants, such as the Centurion in North Hykeham, to traditional back-street pubs, such as Lincoln’s Victoria.

There is also a selection of classic village pubs in the list, including the Three Horseshoes at Waddington and the Dambusters Inn at Scampton, which are at the heart of their local community.

Aaron Joyce, Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA, said: “Because of the production time for the Guide, we have to make our selections in the spring. So it’s a great achievement by Lewis De-la-Hey and his team at the West End Tap to be selected when the pub had been open for just fifteen months.”


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