April 3, 2013 2.34 pm This story is over 131 months old

Lincoln local in CAMRA’s top UK pubs

Watering hole: A popular pub in Lincoln has been named in the top 150 community pubs in the UK as part of an month-long campaign.

A pub near Lincoln’s city centre has earned a place in Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Community Pubs Month spotlight.

The award-winning Jolly Brewer on Broadgate is one of only four Lincolnshire pubs to get into the UK top 150, and the top 10 in the East Midlands.

The other three county pubs included in the list are Half Moon at Willingham by Stow, The Gas Lamp Lounge in Louth and Five Bells in Claypole.

After statistics showing 42% fewer people were using pubs, Community Pubs Month runs throughout April, and encourages pubs to put on a number of events this month, which hopefully will increase trade.

The month also celebrates the first cut in beer duty by the Chancellor since 1959.

The top community pubs though are chosen by CAMRA’s local branch members, which will later compete in CAMRA’ Pub of the Year’ competition, and earn a place in the annual Good Beer guide.

Pubs can sign up to the event and be in with a chance of getting into the top 150 throughout the month.

CAMRA Chief Executive Mike Benner said: “The Chancellor has become the toast of Britain’s cash-strapped beer drinkers and we should now be paying around 10p less per pub pint than they would have been.

“This is a massive victory for Britain’s 15 million beer drinkers and we are urging people to celebrate in their local throughout Community Pubs Month.

“The research shows that many people are using pubs less in these difficult times and this tax cut is an important step in the right direction to support this great British industry and get people back into an essential community amenity, the pub.”