Popular Lincoln live music pub closes suddenly, again

A pub in Lincoln popular for its live music has suddenly closed its doors for a second time.

Managers from The Tap & Spile on Hungate told customers that the pub would close at short notice on Monday, October 28.

The pub closed last year, before re-opening again in February, when Adam Kay, who also previously opened former Lincoln pub the Dandy Lion Alehouse, took over the reigns with his brother Matthew.

The Dandy Lion closed this summer, just 15 months after opening, but it was confirmed in August that the Tap & Spile would remain open for business under the same ownership.

However, the Tap & Spile shared a post from the pub’s manager Harry Blackadder on its Facebook page confirming the closure again.

In the post, he said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we had to close The Tap and Spile and with it I have had to move back down to Kent in very short notice, hopefully I will be able to see everyone when I’m next in Lincoln.

“Thank you all for everything, and for making my time at The Tap amazing – hopefully they won’t keep it closed long!”

It is not yet clear if the closure is permanent or if the pub could re-open again in the future.


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