Fifteen minutes from Grimsby, in the heart of the Brocklesby Estate, this Grade II listed inn has been welcoming travellers and locals for almost 240 years. The stylish decor has country-style chic and lots of period detail. The enthusiasm of the kitchen shows in modern British dishes using classical techniques. In the evening, a starter of ham hock terrine, pineapple chutney and crispy egg might be followed by a loin and glazed cheek of Saddleback pork, apple tarte Tatin, turnip and confit onion. The bar is a delightful place to enjoy a pint of Coastal Country Gold or one of 16 glasses served by the glass. At lunchtime, sandwiches are also on offer.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Open all year
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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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