Firstly we’d just like to publicly thank our amazing team AND the local community for supporting us through these difficult times.  This is only the end of the beginning, there is still a long way for us to go together.


We are working hard and have had to change a lot of the ways that we do things to keep our team and customers safe.  All of this is quite new to everyone so please bear with us as we all get used to the new way of doing things.

  Changes we’ve made so far include


Covid secure 
Risk assessment 
Staff training 
Sanitizer stations 
Staff PPE 
Safe distance seating 
Regular deep cleaning of all areas
Card payments only to eliminate the transfer of cash 

GDPR Compliant Track & Trace

New menu 🍔
Online ordering, sit back & relax 👌
Friendly staff 😊


Eat Out to Help Out – August

The government back scheme is here:

Monday – Wednesday throughout August

50% off food & non-alcoholic drink, up to £10 per person.


Eat Out to Help Out – September

Our better version of the scheme.

Monday – Wednesday throughout September

50% off food.  NO LIMIT

Bookings advised



Royal William IV

est. 1840

Situated in central Lincoln, in the riverside north east corner of Brayford Pool is The Royal William IV, dating back over 170 years in an area with a history going back considerably longer. Traces of late Iron Age occupation dating from the 1st century BC were noted during excavations in 1972. The Roman army took control of this part of “Lindum Colonia” in the mid-1st century AD, most likely to bring supplies in by water using the well developed water ways.
Today the Royal William IV is a traditional Lincolnshire pub with a great selection of beers & wines, serving classic pub food in a friendly atmosphere.


2020AUTUMN / WINTERStay Local, Support LocalRESERVATIONS

We are open…


11.00-10.00pm Monday – Sunday


Food served

12.00-9.00pm Monday – Sunday

Find us

01522 528159

1 Brayford Wharf North,

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1YX



What’s On

Sit Outside on the Brayford

Enjoy some of the best food and drink in town whilst taking in the great scenery of the Wharf.  We have plenty of seating inside and outside that is socially distanced, so you can enjoy your favourite pub safely.


Since Corona virus we have had to change what we do and the way we work.  It’s all a bit new to everyone right now and we have a lot to learn in order to keep our amazing team and customers safe.  Our main focus is making sure everyone is back on their feet safely and we can do what we love most, serving you amazing food and drink whilst making you smile.

Rest assured once we are through this we will be back with more great events.

Keep well and keep smiling 🙂


Sunday Roast

Sunday roasts served 12-5pm. Choose from: Lamb Shank, British Silverside of Beef, Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken, Belly Pork or Nut Roast



Ever So “Environmentally” Sensible

Climate change is a real threats to all our futures, we all need to start doing things differently before it is too late. As a business we actively take steps to be more sustainable.  Whilst we can’t change everything immediately, we have made a start, see below.



Increasing “plant-based” food items on all our menus.

Reducing food waste throughout our sites.

Switched to eco-friendly straws, napkins, and toilet rolls.

Reviewed our waste recycling, separating our food waste, glass and cardboard.

Working with suppliers to reduce unnecessary packaging.

Switching all our Electric and Gas to a of 100% renewable energy supplier.

Began to change from gas cookers to electric induction cookers in our kitchens.

When water boilers need replacing these will become electric rather than gas.

Some of our sites even give their vegetable off-cuts away as animal feed!

Where possible, we are installing electric car charging points in our car parks. The MD now drives a fully electric car, other company vehicles are Hybrids.


We will keep looking for changes we can make now and in the future. 

If you can suggest other practical and sensible action we can undertake please let us know 🙂