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Title: Lincoln-and-back by train
Creator: Will Larter

We do this crawl from Sheffield, which involves a train journey of about 80 minutes (leaving Sheffield at 44 minutes past most hours). Once in Lincoln you can suit yourself which of the many excellent pubs you choose to visit - I have suggested a handful - before catching the train back. We stop on the way at Gainsborough (1 mile walk into town from the station - you may want to arrange for a cab to meet you), Retford (half a mile to walk from the station) and Worksop (pub is on the platform). Last stop is the Sheffield Tap, which is on platform 1b at Sheffield station. You really need to carry a train timetable with you for the first part of this, but once you get to Worksop you can't go wrong, just stagger out onto the platform when a train turns up.

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The Treaty of Commerce (1)
Handy for the station, also usually opens at 11, which is handy if you caught the 9.44 from Sheffield. Batemans beers - it used to be in the GBG but not any longer, although the beer quality seems unchanged to me...
The Victoria (2)
At the top of the hill, near the castle. A good walk deserves a pint at the end, and there's always a good selection of ales here.
The Strugglers Inn (3)
Just round the corner from the Victoria. Hard choice if you've only time for one pub up here. You could just have a half in each...
The Tap & Spile (4)
Down the hill again from the Victoria and Strugglers. If it's open, it would be rude not to pop in for a quick half.
Jolly Brewer (5)
Excellent pub with real ales and ciders, juke box, stained glass, good atmosphere.
The Green Dragon (6)
Stupendous array of beers in the semi-cellar bar. If you don't feel like doing all the walking, you could do the whole pub crawl sitting at the bar here.
Eight Jolly Brewers (7)
Worth the walk from the station. Rivals the Green Dragon for beer choice, plus real ciders too.
The Rum Runner (8)
Friendly locals pub with good choice of real ales.
The Galway Arms (9)
Interesting pub finding its feet again after being closed earlier in 2010. If you've got time between trains it's definitely worth a visit.
The Mallard Inn (10)
Easy to find if you're getting off a Sheffield-bound train. Equally easy to get on your last train of the day - but be warned, sometimes the train stops out of sight of the pub, so keep an eye on the clock.
The Sheffield Tap (11)
A must-visit: tasteful refurbishment of the long-disused station buffet. Great selection of real ales plus foreign beers on font and in bottles.