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Re-opens on the 17th May, opening hours will be:
12 noon til 11 p.m. Mon to Sat, - Last entry 10:45 pm.
12 noon til 11 p.m. Sun.
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Strugglers Inn

83 Westgate

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MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - 1.00 am
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm


Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

Located in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter at the base of the castle walls is this small and popular pub, known to its locals as the Struggs, the small pub is big on character. A warm welcome from the staff, two real fires make it snug in winter, in summer the rear sunken terrace is a lunchtime sun-trap. Upcoming ales are listed on a chalkboard above one of the two fireplaces. Two dark ales usually feature among the frequently changing beer selection, with some stronger beers tending to appear at weekends. The walls and ceiling of the main bar are covered in pumpclips from the 600-plus different beers served each year. There's regular live music on most Sunday teatimes and occasional Saturday evenings plus there's a monthly book club in the Snug, but the main source of entertainment is conversation. Snacks such as filled rolls and pork pies are available. Winner of many local CAMRA awards including Lincolnshire Pub of the Year 2019. Has been identified by CAMRA as having a regionally important historic pub interior.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Ossett Yorkshire Blonde
  • Sharp's Sea Fury
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord (Can alternate with Knowle Spring)

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Pheasantry --varies--
  • Rooster's --varies--
  • Welbeck Abbey --varies--

Sourced nationally from SIBA and Heineken Discover Cask lists.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Stout
  • Porter
  • Strong Mild
  • Barley Wine
  • Strong IPA

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • Garden Garden

    Covered marquee in winter months.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Most Sunday teatimes and Saturday evenings.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Strugglers Inn

83 Westgate

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53.236268, -0.542417


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Nearby Bus Routes (300m)

Stagecoach: 7, 8, 17, 18, 103; PC Coaches: 4

Closest Station (1200m)

Lincoln Central

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Strugglers Inn at Lincoln

Strugglers Inn

83 Westgate

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Additional Services
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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