June 15, 2011 11.02 am This story is over 153 months old

The Jolly Brewer crowned Pub of the Year

Definitely jolly: The pub was awarded CAMRA’s county title this week, only a couple months after winning the Lincoln title.

Lincoln pub The Jolly Brewer has been awarded CAMRA’s prestigious annual Lincolnshire Pub of the Year award, out of various pubs from across the county.

The Lincoln CAMRA branch put forward the pub, going up against various competitors from other county branches such as Louth, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire and Grantham.

Although marks were close, The Jolly Brewer on Broadgate beat all other competition. The Railway Tavern at Aby came a close second.

The pub will now be put forward into an East Midlands heat, going up against Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northants and Nottinghamshire’s winners.

Secretary of Lincoln CAMRA Steve Renshaw said: “Lincoln CAMRA are delighted that our Pub of the Year has now been judged to be the best in the county.

“This is the second year running that our Pub of the Year has gone on to scoop the county award – in 2010, the Strugglers achieved the same distinction.

“This is a very difficult time for pubs, and I’m delighted for the landlady, Emma Chapman, who works really hard and deserves this accolade.”

CAMRA Chairman Bob Foulger also presented Jolly Brewer landlady Emma Chapman with the award for the Best Lincoln Pub in March.
Photo (Main): Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo