The Ship Inn
“Traditional village pub with coal fires and great seafood”
BARNOLDBY LE BECK, LINCOLNSHIRE
Set in a picturesque village on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this 300-year-old inn has always attracted an interesting mix of customers, from Grimsby’s seafarers to aviators from the county’s World War II airstrips. The bar is filled with maritime bric-à-brac and serves a grand choice of ales such as Black Sheep or Batemans XB, and there’s also a beautiful garden. Seafood is a speciality, so tuck into cod cheeks, chorizo and pea purée; and fish pie. Meat lovers are sure to enjoy dishes such as beef strips, onion and peppers in a hoisin, plum and chilli sauce.
Facilities – at a glance
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Closed: 25 December
- Wide selection of wines by the glass
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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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