“Domestic dinner-party dining of three decades' standing” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Now in its fourth decade of operations, Harry and Caroline Hallam's place retains the 1980s ethos with which it began: a domestic dinner-party feel in their converted farmhouse, from the era when nobody knew what a website was. The short, handwritten menu has been built of long-standing dishes honed to a pitch of straightforward but effective refinement.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 10
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 4
- Cuisine style: Classic French
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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