Taste of Excellence 2021 – Welcome back!

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June 2021

This month we are featuring pubs, cafés and restaurants which have now opened their doors for indoor and outdoor hospitality once again. It is fantastic to see you and we wish everyone all best wishes going forward. When you head out to these businesses make the most of the new freedoms while still observing the protocols and safety measures they have put in place – but above all have a great time!
Lincolnshire Life and Good Taste Lincolnshire have a long history of reporting on and promoting the wonderful producers, eateries and hostelries based in the county. Many, like ourselves, are small family businesses and we have always valued the friendships and partnerships we have built over time to showcase the bounty and hospitality of Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Life is still looking towards later in the year and the prospect of running the 25th Taste of Excellence Awards. We hope that by November 2021 we will be welcoming you to celebrate your company and loyal staff.

Waiting to welcome you

Petwood Hotel
Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QG
We are thrilled to be back open for indoor dining in our fully refurbished Terrace Bar, Petwood Suite and Garden Room. We have a fantastic new menu and a summer full of entertainment. Join us for all day dining, Sunday lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking our award winning Peto gardens. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
T: 01526 352411
W: www.petwood.co.uk
F: facebook.com/PetwoodHotel

Bells Tea Shop
38-39 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU
We are back open daily 10am-4pm on weekdays and 9am-4pm on the weekend. We are offering our full menu, from full English breakfasts to our superb afternoon tea. We use local Lincolnshire products including Jenny’s Jams, a new range of cakes from The Original Cake Company as well as our homemade offerings. We are so happy to be back open alongside our fellow businesses in Lincoln and can’t wait to welcome our customers back.
T: 01522 262272
W: bellslincoln.com

The Thorald
Main St, Marston, Grantham NG32 2HH
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Thorold, our community owned pub, restaurant and café situated in the picturesque village of Marston. We offer a wide selection of locally sourced dining options along with fine wines and beverages. We offer a varied, seasonal and good value menu, catering for everyone. We source our produce from local suppliers meaning our food offering is as fresh as it can possibly be. We have recently refurbished two B&B rooms. We serve food Wednesday to Sunday, including lunch and dinner service and our traditional Sunday roast. Please see the website for further details.
T: 01400 251849
W: thethorold.co.uk

White Hart Inn
Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3DZ
We are delighted to be open indoors and outside for dining and drinks. We are opening from 4pm onwards Monday to Thursday and 12noon onwards on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have a new menu which can be viewed online on our website and Facebook page.
T: 07546 436461
W: thewhitehartmeg.co.uk
F: facebook.com/www.thewhitehartmeg.co.uk

Five Bells
17 High Street Bassingham LN5 9JZ
Adrian, Di, Mark and the entire Five Bells team are delighted to welcome you back. We are reopen Monday through Saturday 10.30 to late! We are serving food 10.30am-9pm Monday to Saturday and 12noon-7.30pm on Sunday for our traditional roasts. Booking is advised.
T: 01522 788269
W: www.fivebellsbassingham.co.uk

Red Lion Digby
3 North St, Digby, Lincoln LN4 3LY
We are reopen for inside and outside dining and drinking. We are open Wednesday to Sunday serving our normal menu – Wednesday and Thursdays we open 12noon-2pm for lunch and then 5-10pm. Friday and Saturday we are open from 12noon onwards and Sunday 12-10pm. Please see our Facebook page for more information.
T: 01526 321686
F: facebook.com/pg/redliondigby

The Bustard Inn
44 Main Street, South Rauceby NG34 8QG
Cask ales, fine wine and sumptuous food in the beautiful Lincolnshire village of South Rauceby. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Our opening times are Wednesday to Friday 12noon-2.30pm and 5.30-10.30pm, Saturday 12-10.30pm and Sunday 12-4pm for our Sunday lunch. We offer a range of choices within our menus which change monthly including vegetarian and gluten free options.
T: 01529 488250
W: thebustardinn.co.uk

The Royal William IV Pub & Kitchen
1 Brayford Wharf , Lincoln LN1 1YX
We are reopen both for indoor and outdoor dining and drinking. We are open every day 9am-11pm and offering our full menu including our new breakfast menu served 9-11am. For more information see our website or Facebook page.
T: 01522 528159
W: royalwilliamlincoln.com
F: facebook.com/RoyalWilliamIv

La Trattoria Da Vincenzo
14 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1JT
We are back open for indoor dining serving our à la carte menu and our weekly specials. We are open Monday to Saturday, 12noon-2pm for lunch and 5.30-9.30pm for our dinner service. Please see our Facebook and website for any further information.
T: 01522 519050
W: la-trattoria.co.uk
F: facebook.com/trattoriavincenzo

Lawson’s Bar and Bistro
8-9 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD
We are thrilled to be back open Wednesday through to Sunday serving our full à la carte menu. Our opening times are weekdays 12noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm. Saturday we are serving 12-9.30pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Please see our website for our menu and for bookings. Booking is advised.
T: 01522 520202
W: lawsonsbarandbistro.co.uk

The Royal Oak, Aubourn
Royal Oak Lane, Aubourn, Lincoln LN5 9DT
We are now back open for dining inside. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 12noon-3pm and 5-10pm Wednesday and Thursday and from 12noon onwards Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our menus are available on Facebook and change weekly.
T: 01522 788291
W: facebook.com/royaloakaubourn

Shakesby’s Restaurant
5 West Street, Horncastle LN9 5JE
We are back open for inside dining Wednesday to Saturday 5pm onwards; our last orders are 9pm. We are also continuing to offer our takeaway service. Our new menu is available online, please see our Facebook and website for more details.
T: 01507 526626
W: shakesbys.co.uk
F: facebook.com/shakesbys

Butcher and Beast
High Street, Heighington, Lincoln LN4 1JS
We are reopen for indoor dining and drinking, please see our Facebook page for up-to-date opening days and times as they are subject to change at present.
T: 01522 790386
F: facebook.com/butcherandbeast

Cross Keys Grasby
Brigg Road, Grasby, Barnetby DN38 6AQ
We can’t wait to welcome everyone back inside and show you the new additions to our restaurant. Our chefs have also been working very hard on our new spring, cocktail and combined Vegan & Vegetarian menus. Please see our website for opening times and days.
T: 01652 628247
W: crosskeysinngrasby.co.uk/menus
F: facebook.com/thecrosskeysgrasby

The Garden Tea Room
141 Moor Lane, Lincoln LN6 9AA
We are proud to welcome you back to our fully refurbished and extended tearoom for indoor dining. We are open Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm. Please see our website and Facebook pages for more information.
T: 07538 862963
W: gardentearoom.co.uk
F: facebook.com/thegardentearoom1

The Barge & Bottle
Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW
Open seven days a week for indoor and outdoor drinks and dining: Monday to Friday 11am-2.30pm and 5-8pm, Saturdays 11am-8pm and Sundays 12noon-6pm. We are offering all new menus. We look forward to welcoming you.
T: 01529 303303
W: thebargeandbottle.co.uk
F: facebook.com/bargeandbottle



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