Two Lincoln pubs make CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide

Two Lincoln pubs have made it onto CAMRA’s 2017 Good Beer Guide, which recommends pubs across the whole of the UK.

Both The Cardinal’s Hat on Lincoln High Street and the Joiners Arms on West Parade have made the guide for the first time, which rates the quality of beer in each pub.

Some 110 Lincolnshire pubs feature in the 2017 edition of the guide, which was published September 15. It includes a wide range of outlets, from country inns through to urban bars to backstreet watering holes.

Simon and Belinda Hall, who manage The Cardinal’s Hat, said: “We’re really happy to get into the guide and be included.

“The aim was to bring a contemporary pub to Lincoln city centre, providing good quality ales, wines and spirits and getting into the guide just shows that we have achieved this.”

Aaron Joyce, Chairman of Lincoln CAMRA said: “Unlike keg beers, real ale is a live product that needs to be nurtured in the pub cellar.

“It’s a labour of love for our members to monitor the publicans’ efforts and pick out the ones who do the best job. We are blessed with many fine, ale pubs in our area but, sadly, we can’t put them all in the guide.”