The Bustard Inn & Restaurant
“Grade II listed village free house” - AA Inspector
SOUTH RAUCEBY, LINCOLNSHIRE
Unable to resist the temptation, the owners have named their own-label real ale Cheeky Bustard. It's just one of the beers in the flagstone-floored bar of this pleasingly restored pub. At well-spaced tables in the restaurant, diners enjoy Moroccan spiced monkfish with braised lentils and spiced broccoli fritters; Belton Park venison loin with artichoke gratin, carottes de sable, wilted kale, blackberry purée and red wine sauce; or deep-fried gorgonzola and walnut gnocchi with roasted butternut squash, spinach and nutmeg cream, and walnut dressing. Be prepared to explain to curious children why they eat from the Little Bustards menu. The restaurant opens to a lovely courtyard, and there's a private dining area for up to 12 people. Live jazz features too.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
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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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