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Ritz (JD Wetherspoon), Lincoln

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143-147 High Street

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ROB Camra left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

Nothing much has changed here in the intervening years since my last review. If anything the bar staff were much better and the range of guest ales were just as good. Gets an extra point.

This is a JDW converted from an old cinema as the name suggests. It’s probably the best of the 3 JDWs in Lincoln as it always has a good selection of guest ales and a decent atmosphere. It has the usual problem of not enough bar staff though.

On 25th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

A large two-tier Spoons with some nice Art Deco touches in the brown-on-brown curved interior (was a theatre/cinema in its original incarnation and there are numerous signed photos from those who performed there). Unusually, there’s a dart board and a quiz on Wednesdays. Truly awful toilets though. Went for a Wytham Shield FAB which was in very good shape. Also noted Elgoods Porter and Cheeky Imp. Enough to warrant a stop. 6.5

On 17th December 2017 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

Sprawling Spoons with steps up to the main area and then down a few to the bar. Decent selection of ales and the toilets are on the same floor as the rest of the pub, thank God.

On 18th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

Decent Wetherspoon conversion of an Art Deco former theatre / cinema, with a split-level interior containing quite a variety of different seating areas. Also has a small patio area to one side. Pretty decent selection of real ales from the two banks of six handpumps too, including three from Milestone - the 'house' Reel Ale, Dark Mild and Honey Porter (£1.03, half) - plus Roosters YPA as well as the likes of Ruddle's, Doom Bar and Abbot.

On 16th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

Going Back to 2000 this is the oldest of the three Lincoln Spoons. You enter into the foyer of the old cinema and the main pub area is down a few steps. This isn't the best of their numerous cinema conversions as there is a low ceiling so there is no real feel of being in an old cinema. It might be that the upper part is separately owned.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which on my visit had the two GK beers, Doom Bore, Hobgoblin Gold, three festival ales available soon and four festival ales. I managed to find one I hadn't tried Tring Moloko (£1.85 festival price) which was a milk stout in superb condition.
This was the best of the three Lincoln Spoons by a mile.

On 12th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

The Ritz is a large looking Spoons that was converted from an old cinema.
Once inside the front area is at street level,the seating here is normal tables and chairs,the middle area is up a few steps,this area runs the width of the pub,the seating again normal tables and chairs,the bar is to the rear and down two steps,there is no seating in the bar area.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar and all apart from the Spoons regulars seemed the be from Grafton Brewery,i had a drink of Grafton Jazz which was a decent drink on my early Saturday morning visit,the other Grafton beers noted were Frambois,Lady Julia and Sir Percival,i also noted a beer from Welbeck Abbey which i think was called Blanck Maynard,there was also a few usuall Spoons regulars.
The pub was very busy with most people drinking beer or lagers.
A decent pub to start my clear up of Lincolns pubs.

Pub visited 1/8/2015

On 1st August 2015 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

A cinema conversion in the less fashionable High Street area of Lincoln,the pub at night is spectacular due to the neon lighting on the outside,giving the impression of a 30's cruise liner.The interior has been refurbed,with a lot of space at pavement level ,a raised section up a few stairs while the bar is down a few more and is set in a foyer design.There are art deco hints and detailing dotted around ,yet this is still a 'spoons with all that entails.
There are two banks of six handpumps,both with the same selection on my trip.Abbott and Ruddles Best are always stocked meaning there are four rotating guests .We had Flipside Dark Denomination and Everards Sunchaser which were well kept ,and service was professional.It's large and popular,but given a fairly standard ale selection I felt there were better options in town.

On 7th June 2012 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Ritz (JD Wetherspoon)

A large Wetherspoon’s pub on the main road in to Lincoln. The long front part of the bar facing on to the street has some fold back windows, which whilst giving plenty of fresh air doesn’t offer much in the way of an attractive outlook. Up a few steps to the main part of the pub, and the long bar counter running almost the entire length of the back wall.

It looks as though it’s been here for a few years, and is starting to look a little tatty around the edges. Nothing too serious, but some of the upholstery is looking a little threadbare. There’s plenty of wood panelling on the walls, and several book cases around. There are also some art deco touches around the place which presumably hark back to it’s former life as a theatre. In a further nod to this, there is a listing of the acts that appeared here in 1985, and a number of black and white photographs of the actors adorn the walls.

There were a few plasmas dotted around and several fruit machines. The condom machine in the gent’s loo also dispensed tic-tacs which I thought was an odd combination. A barrel perched on a table and a couple of hay bales advertised a forthcoming cider festival. There is a small courtyard off to the right for the smokers.

Beers were a fairly predictable JDW range – Abbot Ale, Ruddle’s County, Directors, Everard’s Tiger, Hobgoblin and Midsummer Madness. Ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Strongbow.

On 3rd July 2011 - rating: 6
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