Final gig set for popular Lincoln live music pub

A Lincoln pub dating back to the 1800s and popular for its live music will close this weekend.

As previously reported, The Jolly Brewer on Broadgate was put up for sale earlier this year and is looking for a new owner.

The freehold was listed online asking for offers in the region of £350,000 for the open plan bar with a large beer garden to the rear of the property.

A staff member confirmed to The Lincolnite that the last day of trading will be on Saturday, September 7 when it will close at around 1am.

Around eight to nine staff will be affected by the closure.

The Jolly Brewer is popular among locals.

Lincoln band The Cigarettes will perform on the pub’s final night under its current ownership.

Mark Siddy, who has run the pub for the past six years, previously told The Lincolnite he was moving back to Nottingham but hoped the venue could stay as a pub in the future.

However, it is unclear whether or not this will be possible. It is understood there has been interest in the pub, but after Saturday it will be closed until such time that it can re-open.

The popular beer garden at The Jolly Brewer. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

The popular pub still has some events planned before Saturday’s closure.

In addition to The Cigarettes performance, there will be an Open Mic Night on Wednesday evening before the ‘Last Ever Brewer Music Quiz’ on Thursday.

Quizmaster Richard Odysseus Bell said: “It’s an exceptional pub that has benefited from wonderful, community-focused managers & publicans, and an ever-evolving cast of fascinating punters.

“I’ve had the joy of running their monthly music quiz for well over a decade now. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure.”


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