Pub News

Keep up to date with the latest pub news in our region.

September 2019

A new bar on Grantham Station called The Whistle Stop is due to open in October. They will have 1 regular real ale and 2 guest ales.

High Fives! All BeerHeadZ bars feature in prestigious Good Beer Guide

Five years, five pubs and five entries in 2020 guide.

BeerHeadZ was founded just five years ago in Retford and have expanded rapidly; opening pubs in Grantham, Nottingham, Lincoln and Melton Mowbray, five in total. BeerHeadZ has developed a sound reputation for quality and exciting beer and the brand is now instantly recognised by beer lovers around the East Midlands.

The Good Beer Guide, now in its 47th edition, is produced annually by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) and features 4,500 UK pubs serving the best quality beer. It is compiled by an army of unpaid volunteers who anonymously inspect the Nation’s pubs to produce a list of the few that make it into the Guide, which is widely referred to as ‘The Drinker’s Bible’. It is the go-to resource for all discerning beer drinkers.

To celebrate the milestone of ‘five years, five pubs, five entries’, BeerHeadZ have commissioned a beer called ’555’ which will be brewed by the pub managers under the careful guidance of Dean Baker of Baker’s Dozen Brewery in Ketton. The one-off beer will then be available only in BeerHeadZ and a few other selected pubs for a limited period.

July 2019

Pub News: Houblon Arms, Oasby is still on the market for sale
Thorold, Marsden have produced a newsletter to show how progress is going in it it states that they have found that it needs roughly another £100k spent on it
Edwards, Grantham does not sell real ale
2 pubs have closed:
The Crown and Anchor, Welby closed until a new landlord can be found
Five Bells, Edenham, closed both times it has been tried to be surveyed
Stagger Inn, Grantham is now called The Reindeer and is serving Real ale
The Priory, Grantham, isn’t closing but doesn’t have a landlord as they are leaving so a manager has been put in place
The Red Lion, Caythorpe, John the Landlord is moving on
Welby arms, Denton due to reopen end of September beginning of October
The Royal Queen, Grantham is now serving food


August 2019

The Blue Pig Vine Street,Grantham has rightly been awarded the Ei Group winner of the “Exellence in Cellar Standards award.



On Wednesday 21st Feb, Phil and Sharon of The Red Lion Newton were presented with a certificate to mark them being nominated as Grantham Camra Pub of the Year 2018. Well done to both of you. The pub normally has 2/3 real ales on sale in very good condition. The food is also well worth trying if ever you get a chance.