Rejoice and sing Crying Christmas, for ‘tis the season to go Mumping, throw the Haxey Hood, anoint the Boy Bishop, tuck into frumenty and play turn-trencher.
Samphire is a seasonal treat which now appears on the finest menus.
For a first time visitor to this charming country inn and restaurant, turn into Coleby, an award-winning Best Kept Village, from the A607 and head towards the church with its imposing tower and spire. The Bell is located in the lane which runs alongside and behind.
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Caroline Bingham visited the Oaklands Hall Hotel at Laceby.