Best Local Bars & Pubs 2022 // Appreciation Post

Well, it’s been tough for many independent bars and pubs over the past couple of years but our area has some fantastic ones to visit. Here are just some of the winners, runners up and nominees you voted for in this years appreciation awards. You can also find a full list of venues at the bottom of the page.

It’s great to see new venues pop up and also major improvements on much loved and existing ones. Thank you to those venues for investing in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire and for all your hard work.

WINNER- BEST BAR/PUB 2022

The Black Door at Britannia House

High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6EA

One of the newer venues in town, this warm and welcoming little bar opened up a couple of years ago now and it prides itself on being a cocktail bar with a difference located inside one of Scunthorpe’s most iconic buildings. Serving up bespoke cocktails, craft beers, good vibes and handcrafted coffee within effortlessly cool surroundings. They also serve quite delicious looking toasted sandwiches and charcutier boards.

The Black Door are dog friendly during the day. They often run a Saturday morning club for parent and child called “The Little Door Club”. They also do movie nights with free unlimited popcorn, cocktail masterclasses and the increasingly popular Bottomless Brunch option. The Black Door offer 15% off to customers who are attending a ticketed event at The Baths Hall.

Online Reviews of the venue mention, “Best Cocktails in Scunthorpe”, “Ambient atmosphere”, “Friendly Staff” and “Great place for a quiet drink with friends”.

(Not yet reviewed or visited by Scunthorpe Nights)

2ND PLACE- BEST BAR/PUB 2022

The Honest Lawyer

90 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe

Recently taken over by the Gander group and given a fresh new look. The Honest Lawyer is a fun Bar & Restaurant with something for everyone. Enjoy beautiful Tapas in cozy surroundings in their upstairs restaurant, followed by drinks and live music downstairs in the Bar. It’s quite a small and narrow bar but it’s ambient glow shines from the outside to in. It’s got that modern foliage look that is very popular at the moment, exposed Edison bulbs and plenty of craft ales on pump to try. It’s warm, it’s friendly and it’s inviting.

Great for couples or groups. The Honest Lawyer also provide live acoustic music most weekends with local talent and a Sunday Jam every other week.

(No recent review by Scunthorpe Nights)

3RD PLACE- BEST BAR/PUB 2022
The Crown Inn Ashby

 209 Ashby High Street, Ashby, DN16 2JP

The Crown is a pretty distinctive and historic building on Broadway in Ashby, once known as the Crown Hotel, this pub offers a sense of community in Ashby. Online reviews mention it’s “homely feel” and “amazing staff and friendly customers”. The pub has just recently undergone a refurbishment with new décor and refreshed furnishings.

The pub also boasts a decent beer garden for those sunny days when you want a pint out in the sun. If you’re after some weekend live entertainment then The Crown Inn usually have some on offer, all free and no entry fees, from Rock bands to a Crown favourite, Eminem tribute, Slim Stevo.

4TH PLACE- BEST BAR/PUB 2022
The Lord Roberts

Wells St, Scunthorpe DN15 6HJ

The Lord Roberts, usually referred to as “The Bobs” has plenty of space, especially for dancing. The venue have live music every Saturday night, with a full lighting set up and dedicated stage area. It’s got a friendly atmosphere and loyal regulars. They offer a popular home cooked Sunday Carvery. Over the years The Lord Bobs has continued to grow in popularity and you can almost guarantee a busy night with loud music and a party atmosphere at the weekend. By day, a relaxing and quiet spot. It’s one of those pubs you might never have bothered to venture into but when you do, it’s likely you’ll return. It’s a good place to make friends and get chatting. Online reviews mention the “friendly staff”, “welcoming regulars”, and “Great Carvery”.

5TH PLACE- BEST BAR/PUB 2022
The Penny Bank

160 High Street, Scunthorpe

The Penny Bank went through a full refurbishment, making it fresh and modern. The Penny Bank boasts an extensive wine list as well as offering a good range of beers on tap and spirits. It’s a mix bag of customers, with it proving popular for the younger and older crowds alike. It’s perfect for a quiet drink in the day, or meeting up with friends at a weekend. Currently Saturday nights are DJ nights but the genre varies, catering for different customers new and old. One week you might have 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and another it could be guest DJ’s playing House music. The Penny Bank was a popular Sunday spot before lockdown hosting live music night “Sunday Live”. These haven’t started up again yet, but the venue are bringing back Karaoke and Jam night soon. The venue is inclusive and welcomes everyone, with friendly staff and great banter and you can usually expect a bit of dance participation from the bar staff on a weekend to get the party going. Free VIP area hire.

6TH PLACE- BEST BAR/PUB 2022

The Steel Town Bar

Mary Street, Scunthorpe

Hidden on Mary Street, this new bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and modern surroundings with a private beer garden. Steel Town Bar is fairly new on the Scunthorpe Scene situated next to Parkinson Arms. The bar often have live acoustic performers and a popular place to hold a birthday celebration. The venue has an open and modern décor with lots of comfy looking leather sofas.


Want to see more venues in the area, check out the dedicated Venue Page.

Published by Scunthorpe Nights

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