The Grantham area is pleased to be able to offer a number of entries in the 2019 Good Beer Guide. These are listed below:
9 North Street
Local CAMRA Pub of the Year for the second year running, this is a vibrant sports-orientated hostelry, especially busy at the weekend when showing live sporting events. It also has its own successful football team. A superb example of a well-run, independent town pub, it sells a range of six beers featuring award-winning LocAles from Newby Wyke. Trying to find the toilets might be harder than you think, with the hidden door, and watch out for the spider!
Ancaster Social Club
This village club is home to numerous sporting teams and hosts local cup finals and events. Bombardier is supplemented by different guest ales. There is an airy conservatory and an outside seating area overlooking the sports field. This excellent club has been voted local CAMRA Club of the Year 2013-2015, Lincolnshire Clkub of the Year 2014 and a regional finalist in 2014.
65 Dudley Road
An original back-street community pub with a separate bar and lounge area, one of the few remaining in town, and well worth a visit. it was voted Grantham Journal Pub of the Year 2015 by readers. The landlord is a CAMRA member and a real ale enthusiast, hosting two beer festivals a year. As well as Oldershaw's Heavenly Blonde, there are four changing guest beers, one of which will not be found elsewhere locally.
Green Man, Ropsley
24 High Street
A traditional village pub, with a large beer garden offering home cooked food.
This pub serves 1 regular beer.
Wainwright. Plus 3 changing beers.
25 Market Place, Grantham, NG31 6LR
A cosmopolitan and contemporary bar that features beers from Brewsters and Oldershaw supplemented with changing guest beers. Located on a paved side street off the High Street, known locally as Butchers Row, it has a relaxing atmosphere during the day and comes alive and vibrant on the evenings and weekends.
Welcoming village local always worth visiting, close to the A1/A52. The cheerful landlord is an active CAMRA member and has been mine host for over 20 years. The pub boasts a comfortable lounge and a separate public bar where the friendly locals play darts or pool. There is a pleasant secluded garden area and a heated smoking shelter. As well as the regular beers, more than 100 different guests have been served over the past year.
27 Watergate, Grantham, NG31 6NS
Grantham's first Micropub which opened in March 2016 in a former shop. With 8 handpumps with swans' necks and eye level dispense the pub sells five rotating cask ales plus three ciders .This is a very friendly pub with knowledgeable staff. It is a quiet pub with no fonts dispensing lagers and smooth flows. The beer is served in oversized glasses so that you can be sure of a full pint. There is further seating upstairs which is signed as "HeadZ Up"! Runs a free to all Loyalty Discount Card just ask for a card at the bar. Added a rear paved garden and covered rear smoking area in summer 2017.
Five Bells, Claypole.
95 Main Street, Claypole NG32 5BJ
This popular and very well supported village pub Lincolnshire Pub of the Year 2013 is also Grantham Branch POTY 2012 and 2013 Four beers and two ciders are always available at the bar the guest ales are sourced predominently from local micros The pub holds an annual beer festival (June) There is a large public bar and a small lounge and resturant serving home cooked food Outside there is a spacious beer garden and childrens play area There are four ensuite
Railway Club Grantham
Huntingtower Road, Grantham, NG31 7AU
Social Club serving 2 real ales. Entertainment provided on a Saturday night. Camera members admitted free on production of current Camra membership card.
69, Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SJ
This large open plan pub is popular with local bands. There are two raised areas with the one on the right being the darts oche and that on the left being a viewing point for the large TV screen. A single hand pump offers a continuously changing cask ale usually from an East Midlands brewery