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The Strait & Narrow, Lincoln

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29-31 The Strait
Lincoln
LN2 1JD
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Strait & Narrow

We managed to get in here at the third time of asking on a busy Saturday evening when this smart modern bar, loosely themed as a Belgian beer bar, was doing a roaring Bank Holiday trade. The pub, located on Lincoln’s iconic Straight, at the bottom of Steep Hill, looks like it might be a shop conversion spread across three units which now form three distinctively separate rooms. You enter via the left of these three spaces, where a doorman explains that you need to text your name to a phone number written on a board at the entrance. Once this is done, a greeter appears from nowhere, greets you by name and takes you to your designated table from which table service is the order of the day. The servery runs down the left-hand side of this first room and has a bare brick counter front and lots of red neon lights across a simple bar back. The room is bare boarded and has high table and stool seating opposite the bar and some comfier options to the rear of the room next to a DJ booth. Moving to the right, you find yourself in the pub’s mid-section, where a large shop-style bay window accommodates curved button backed banquettes which face out to the street, making you feel a bit like a shop dummy if, like us, you find yourself seated here. To the rear, a raised seating area house a couple more tables underneath some huge display cases full of wine, spirit and beer bottles. A third and final space can be found through to the right, where more tables and chairs fill a spacious rea with a brick fireplace, fancy wallpaper and an attractive mirror. A large, detailed beer list was written up on a blackboard on the back wall here, but each table was supplied with a beer menu, which made it much easier to decide what to order. The main from of decoration throughout was in the form of Belgian breweriana including a couple of pub signs that were lit up. Amusingly, the toilets were signed as ‘Madames’ and ‘Van Dammes’!
There was no cask ale available on this visit, but the keg selection was pretty wide and included Thornbridge Jaipur, Taylor Hopical Storm and Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropicana alongside plenty of Belgian favourites. An extremely comprehensive bottled beer selection was detailed across numerous pages of the menu and a two-page cocktail list had been designed to look like an Argos catalogue, with waitresses taking the orders on Argos style pads with stubby pens, which was a bit of fun. Orders could be placed with the waiting staff, but also via old telephones which had been put on each table, allowing you to ring the bar, or indeed any other table in the pub, allowing punters to flirt with or talk bollocks to whoever they want without flouting any social distancing rules!
This place was doing a very good trade, mainly with student-types, which meant there was a loud, vibrant Saturday evening atmosphere when we were finally allowed in. It felt a bit like a characterful All Bar One or Slug & Lettuce, if you can imagine such a thing, with some interesting décor and plenty of Belgian beer. I enjoyed my time here despite not really being the target market and whilst I’m sure Lincoln has plenty of better pubs, this was a fun way to round out a Saturday night and worth adding to an extended crawl of the city centre.

On 3rd September 2020 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Strait & Narrow

L shaped bar over two levels of The Strait. All very nicely decorated with several seating areas with different seating options including high stools, comfy sofas and standard dining tables and chairs. All 5 handpumps in use on our visit, including a real cider. I went for the Northern Monk Striding Edge which is effectively hoppy chicken soup and whilst it's only 2.8% it has loads of flavour. I've tried this beer in several of Manchester's beer institutions including Beermoth and this was as well kept as any. Called in the following day as well as Ms CAMRA really liked it here.

On 1st October 2019 - rating: 8
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custodian 42 left this review about The Strait & Narrow

Large place with two bars to the left. Seating at right and rear. Five hand pumps and countless craft & keg options.

On 17th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Lincoln Central, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hykeham, 4.37 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Saxilby, 6.57 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Strait & Narrow, Lincoln
3rd Sep 2020, 22:22
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
1st Oct 2019, 20:08
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra

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