Lincoln William Foster pub closed and gutted, here’s why

A £100,000 investment will be poured into the refurbishment of a Lincoln city centre pub.

The William Foster, on Guildhall Street in Lincoln, will serve its first pints from a new-look bar on Thursday, October 18.

It’s closed to customers until then.

Signage has been removed and the inside stripped of furnishings.

The Stonegate Pub Company, which owns the venue, said the refurbishment will see an “upgraded kitchen, lighter, more vibrant décor and a more contemporary bar, as the pub focuses on improving its day to night transition.”

The bar will feature more taps, and an expanded menu to include craft brews from the Chicago based, Goose Island Company, and London’s Meantime Brewery, and cask ale from the local, CAMRA Gold winning, Pheasantry Brewery.

Alongside the pub’s internal changes, General Manager, Jackie Dunn, and her team will also be kicking off new weekly entertainment, introducing Quiz Night on Thursdays and DJ-led Reflex Takeover on Friday Nights from 9pm.

“We wanted our refurbishment to be about preserving what’s wonderful about a traditional pub, while adding the benefits of modern technology.” said Jackie.

“The team and I are particularly excited about our new Reflex Takeover nights! We’ve always been a popular night time spot so, it seems only natural to start hosting our own party nights.

“Look out for our Halloween celebrations on Friday 26 and Saturday, October 27 – we’re encouraging all our customers to come along in their finest fancy dress for a SPOOK-tacular party!”

The William Foster’s investment will also create more than five new jobs at the pub, as the current staff move into bigger roles.