The Brayford Pool is Lincoln's former inland port, which is fed by the River Witham. In the 18-19th century it was an important handling center for cereals, today the old warehouses have been turned into hotels and restaurants and yachts and motorboats lie at anchor.
The Barge on the Brayford herself is over 80 years old & her original name was Prudence she is a Dutch steal keale Hull & was originally used to transport wheat & corn around the country then moving on to gravel & concrete. She has been static in her current position for over 30 years (2009) & had her engine removed 28 years ago (2009) she was then used for selling wine & called the wine Barge, before becoming a disco bar which closed down, shortly after closing there was a fire onboard which then left her closed for a number of years before the current owner & Captain, Catherine Kirk Keverne bought her 13 years ago (2009) & transformed her into the stunning Restaurant & bar that you see today.
The historic waterfront area of Lincoln marks the point where the Roman Fossdyke meets the River Witham to link Lincoln to the sea.
In the medieval period Brayford Pool was much larger than it is today, and was the centre of a thriving waterborne trade.
In modern times the area became dilapidated, but over the past 13 years has been rescued from decline & regenerated with restaurants, bars regular craft stalls & exhibitions also the building of waterside paths, new shopping centres, and new buildings for Lincoln University.
Attractive walkways now line the Pool area, which is known for its population of mute swans.Next page >>