July 3, 2020 9.00 am This story is over 47 months old

These Lincoln pubs will reopen on July 4

Here’s the list of where you can get a pint in Lincoln next weekend

By Local Democracy Reporter

Pubs have finally been given the go-ahead to reopen on Saturday, July 4, and most in Lincoln are preparing for a return.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that pubs and hairdressers, amongst other places, can be opened on July 4 as part of the next phase of easing lockdown.

Pubs will be limited to table service and minimal staff contact is encouraged as part of the new guidelines, along with a reduction to the social distancing rule to just 1m.

Staff will be required to check IDs and take contact details of customers, keeping their data on record for 21 days.

Here is a list of the pubs in Lincoln who are either opening on July 4, staying closed for now, or we’re awaiting response from.


  • Treaty of Commerce
  • Walkabout
  • Slug & Lettuce
  • The Lion and Snake
  • The Duke William
  • The Pyewipe
  • The Mailbox
  • The Still
  • The Dog and Bone
  • Wetherspoon (The Ritz and Square Sail)
  • The Anchor
  • The Barge
  • Tower Hotel
  • Lincoln Imp
  • Joiners Arms
  • Akēdo Gaming Bar
  • Lion & Snake
  • The Imp & Angel
  • The Plough (Newark Road)
  • The Plough (Nettleham)
  • The Magna Carta
  • The Witch and Wardrobe
  • The Electric
  • Craft
  • The Golden Eagle
  • Swan Holme Tavern
  • Lincoln Jazz Cafe

Not opening:

  • The Strait & Narrow (statement from owner below)
  • Rogue Saint
  • The Birdcage
  • Vice & Co.
  • BeerHeadZ
  • Trebles
  • Horse & Groom
  • William Foster
  • Royal William IV


  • Prince of Wales Inn
  • The Cardinal’s Hat
  • The Curiosity Shop
  • The Victoria
  • The West End Tap
  • Bierkeller

Opening later than July 4:

  • Plough Boy (opening July 5)
  • The Strugglers Inn (opening July 6)
  • The Nosey Parker (opening July 6)
  • The Wig & Mitre (opening July 9)
  • The Crafty Imp (opening July 10)
  • The Pessimist Gin & Wine Bar (end of July)

Jez Nash, the owner of both The Strait & Narrow and Rogue Saint, said he isn’t reopening because he can’t be sure it’s safe to yet.

“We don’t feel that we could open under the current circumstances and guarantee the safety of staff and customers.

“We were the first to close down as we felt it was the right thing to do for venues like ours, so rushing to get open feels wrong.”

Vice and Co is also using the downtime to refurb. They said: “We have made this decision to ensure the utmost safety for our staff but most importantly all of you, our valued customers.

“After three years we have finally had the time to refurbish the venue you have to come to know, also taking the time to create drinks good enough to welcome you back.”

If we have missed your pub off, please get in touch with us either on Facebook or via email at [email protected] to let us know what you’ll be doing on July 4.