Tucked amidst creeks and moorings where the River Ancholme meets the Humber Estuary; panoramic views from the patio and restaurant encompass the waterways and nearby Humber Bridge. An appealingly, updated 19th-century inn, with much exposed brickwork and a log-burning stove, this is a popular stop for birdwatchers and dog-walkers. Lincolnshire-brewed beers hit the spot and a happy mix of seasonal cuisine and traditional pub grub celebrates local produce, including from the pub's own acreage; Lincolnshire pheasant with creamed sprouts and polenta may feature. Charcoal-grilled steaks are the speciality of the house; the belted Galloway meat is matured in an ageing-cabinet on-site.
Estuaryside location with extravagant views
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
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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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