Lincoln’s first micro pub has been named as one of the best pubs in the country as part of the Good Beer Guide.
Hop & Barley is the smallest pub in the city and is based on the lower High Street, where it can hold just 30 people.
Since it opened two years ago on a shoe string budget for “a bit of fun,” the venue has become popular with punters on Lincoln City match days.
Now it has joined the ranks of Lincolnshire’s most loved pubs on the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide.
The 46th edition of the guide features 111 pubs and 24 breweries.
It is put together with independent judgement and recommendations, with every pub being visited regularly by CAMRA members.
Steve Marston is the owner of Hop & Barley and told The Lincolnite: “It’s quite a big thing for us as a small micro pub to be accepted onto the Good Beer Guide.
“It’s a great advertisement. When people come to a new city, they tend to look at the guide and choose which pub to visit that way, so it will make us stand out a bit more than we already do.”
Located near Sincil Bank, it is very popular on a match day and the owner says that it even has to turn some people away when it gets too full.
It features a concrete bar and shows off its stillage; the walls and ceilings are covered in past pump clips.
Later this year, a microbrewery will be installed at the back of the venue to produce house beers.
We decided to check out Hop & Barley for ourselves, check out the full video to see why it is so popular.