Lincoln Jolly Brewer pub saved from closure

A popular Lincoln pub famed for its live music will stay open for at least a year after being taken over by new owners.

The Jolly Brewer on Broadgate was put up for sale earlier this year and closed on September 7. It re-opened on September 16 until at least October 28, but its future was in question.

The freehold was previously listed online by Everard Cole asking for offers in the region of £350,000 and a buyer was found, although the identity of the new owner and the purchase price have not officially been revealed.

The news was announced at an Open Mic night at the pub on October 16 that it would definitely be staying open for another 12 months, with the new lease starting around four weeks ago.

New general manager Jim Tweedle, who has been a regular at the pub for 15 years and worked there since May, took over as General Manager on October 1.

The 44-year-old, who has also previously worked at Thor’s Tipi Bar in Lincoln, told The Lincolnite: “I used to say all roads lead to the Brewer. You get a mix of people in there, who are always welcome, and there is never any trouble.

“There is great beer and entertainment and it’s a great community pub, which there are very few of nowadays.

“I had people and other bar managers running up to me and hugging me, cars honking their horn at me, it’s been a real team effort. I have the best team in the world.”

Three staff including Danny Robinson, who has been involved at the pub since he was 18, remain in the workforce. Two new staff have also been employed.

Danny, 28, told The Lincolnite: “I am incredibly ecstatic with the news. This place has been like my home since I was 18. I am proud of everything the pub does for the city and the local music scene and I am excited for the future ahead.”