Pubs in Lincoln - A History

Pubs in Lincoln: A History:The City’s Inns, Public Houses, Beerhouses, Breweries and Maltings

The theme of this edited collection – Lincoln’s pubs and breweries through time - forms a prominent aspect of the city’s society, culture and economy. The chapters range mainly over 200 years from the early nineteenth century and explore various buildings and structures within the city that were – or continue to be – associated with some aspect of the drinks trade.

The volume examines breweries, maltings, inns, public houses, beerhouses and, in at least one chapter, premises that provided a clear alternative to alcohol. In addition to examining the buildings themselves, the volume explores the many and various uses made by Lincoln’s inhabitants and visitors of these often prominent and much-visited buildings.

Alongside the chapters’ text are historic images, contemporary photos and a map plotting the location of Lincoln’s pubs, beerhouses and main breweries and maltings in their nineteenth-century heyday.

This publication is the first in a new thematic series planned by the Survey of Lincoln.


ANDREW WALKER Introduction

ADAM CARTWRIGHT Lincoln’s Maltings

CHRIS PAGE The Rudgard Family and the Crown Brewery, Waterside South

MAURICE HODSON AND ANDREW WALKER Dawber’s Brewing and Public House Operations in Lincoln

PAUL HICKMAN Lincoln`s Inns, Public Houses, Beerhouses and Hostelries: The Origins of Some of Their Names

ADAM CARTWRIGHT Death of the Beerhouse

ADAM CARTWRIGHT The Salutation, Waterside North

ANDREW WALKER Plotting the Development of Lincoln’s Public Houses Through An Examination of the City’s Building Plans

MIRIAM SMITH No Longer Out of Bounds: Two Historic Newark Road Public Houses


ADAM CARTWRIGHT The Green Dragon: The Pub That Moved Next Door

BERYL GEORGE Elections: The Landlords’ Friend

PAUL HICKMAN AND RON PRICE The Pub and Leisure Pursuits

ANDREW WALKER The Queen Hotel, High Street

GEOFF TANN ‘Several Intelligent Well Wishers’ Temperance in Lincoln

ANDREW WALKER The Dolphin Inn, Eastgate

ANDREW WALKER Women and Lincoln’s Pubs in the Early Twentieth Century


ANDREW J.H. JACKSON Council Estate Pubs

PETER JONES The Contemporary Demise of the City-Centre Public House

The book includes a range of historic and contemporary images to supplement the text. The publication’s retail price is £7.50.

Some material researched and produced for the booklet was not used for space reasons but it complements material in the booklet and deserves to be publicly available. This section of our website will present items related to the history of Lincoln's public houses, beerhouses, inns, breweries etc and we hope to provide updates and revisions to the text of the booklet if they become necessary.

Trying to buy a copy?

  • Waterstones, Lincoln High Street,

  • Lindum Books, The Bail, Lincoln

  • SLHA Bookshop, Jews' Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln


  • Di and Saul Books, Hook near Goole

  • Lincoln Family History Society, Monks Way,

  • and by emailing The Survey of Lincoln