Lincolnshire comes alive as night falls and across the county you will find old landmarks woven into the fabric of its night-time scene. Nowhere is this more displayed that at Lincoln’s Cosy Club restaurant and bar. The wonderful venue is set inside the Grade 2-listed former Corn Exchange building. Another example is The Engine Shed was a disused railway building but now is one of the best venues in the country. Top pubs include The Adam & Eve and The Magna Carta pub, both in Lincoln. If dancing is your passion, try Home, in Lincoln’s Park Street boasting six rooms including a VIP suite.
Another must-visit bar in Lincoln is the Strait and Narrow, which sits at the foot of The Strait, near Steep Hill. The venue sells more than 120 beers from all over the world, lots of continental draught, real ale, a comprehensive and contemporary wine list, bespoke premium spirits and a large cocktail menu all made by its professional, award-winning bartenders.
Heading north out of the city, visitors will find the Lincolnshire Showground. Although its roots continue in agriculture, it has diversified to create a multi-purpose environment and is gaining a reputation as a fantastic live music venue with concerts from Little Mix, Lionel Richie and Sir Elton John.
In fact, throughout Lincolnshire, the live music scene is thriving with a host of festivals offering a wealth of bands. Amongst them are the Lincoln Folk and World Roots Festival which attract audiences from across the country to enjoy this mixture of music. While the Butlins Resort in Skegness also holds music festivals for adults such as 90s Reloaded, Ibiza Legends, with Back to the 2000s and much more.
The Church, King Edward St, Grimsby DN31 3JD
Docks Beers brew craft beer with blood, sweat and tears in a deconsecrated church near Grimsby’s famous docks. Have a drink in the vibrant taproom which overlooks the brewery. Sample the beers along with a range of guest beers, cask ales, spirits and ciders. There’s also beer and Docks Beers merchandise to sold to take away. Visit website
The Kings Head Tealby
11 Kingsway, Tealby, Market Rasen LN8 3YA
The Kings Head Tealby in Market Rasen, is the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire circa 1367. A superb fresh home-cooked food offering from a traditional bar menu to an outstanding a la carte menu, fine real ales on rotation and a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere. Visit website
Fuddy Duck Brewery
Endeavour Park, UNIT 7 Enterprise Way, Wyberton Fen, Boston PE21 7TW
The Fuddy Duck Brewery is a family-owned business. It’s Boston’s very first microbrewery and is a great asset to Lincolnshire, it can be described as quirky and unique. With over 15 different but wonderful beers, it’s sure an enjoyable place to pop into and have a drink at their very own bar. Visit website
The Thatched Cottage
Pools Ln, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2EZ
The Thatched Cottage is situated in the peaceful village of Sutterton, near Boston, dating back to circa 1700 with the original low beams throughout. The beautiful a la carte restaurant seats up to 40 guests and serves freshly-prepared home-made food using locally-sourced ingredients. Visit website
The Stag at Barkston
Church St, Barkston, Grantham NG32 2NB
The Stag at Barkston is a traditional country, family-run pub with emphasis on a warm welcome, locally-sourced home-made food and great beer. Set in the idyllic rural Lincolnshire village of Barkston, with Belton House, Grantham and the A1 only a few minutes away. Visit website
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