A true taste of Lincolnshire

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December 2013

Batemans Brewery is one of the county’s best known and respected craft brewer with our head office and Visitor Centre in Wainfleet.
Since 1874, we have been one of the district’s main employers and today we operate sixty-two tenanted public houses and three managed public houses across the area.

Batemans are passionate about Lincolnshire and the fine food (and drink) which is locally grown and produced. Wherever possible we use local butchers, fish merchants and local fruit and vegetable growers. When you enjoy a meal from our recently introduced, managed pub menus, be sure to enhance it with a glass of locally brewed Batemans Ale!

New menus have recently been introduced at our three managed pubs – The Railway Hotel, Kirkstead Bridge, Woodhall Spa; The Bell Hotel, Burgh le Marsh and The Old Chequers Inn, Croft, Skegness – to give you a true Taste of Lincolnshire.

There is a range of menus, with dishes designed to be cooked from fresh to each customer’s order. Whilst at busy times this may mean a short wait, we are sure you will agree the wait is worthwhile – to experience fine quality, delicious Lincolnshire produce, freshly served. Additionally, there is a choice of “National Pub Favourite” dishes to choose from, with the benefit of the Chef’s signature dish or “Early Bird” specials served lunchtimes and early evenings.


You will find The Railway Hotel in a peaceful location but close to the excellent local amenities of Woodhall Spa. There is a cosy public bar and dining conservatory, in addition, a separate function room with its own bar which is available for hire.

The new menus are now being served and the Christmas Fayre Menu will be available from 2nd December. You can also book now to come and join us for Christmas Day Lunch.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, the hotel also has en-suite letting bedrooms, a small static caravan park to the rear and is close to many leisure and fishing facilities.

Have a look on the website for opening hours and regularly updated news of entertainment, pool and darts nights.

The Railway Hotel, Witham Road, Kirkstead Bridge, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN11 6QX, Tel: 01526 352580, www.railwayhotelkirkstead.co.uk

Located close to the Market Place of the charming village of Burgh Le Marsh, The Bell Hotel serves Batemans Ales, Heineken beer and lager as well as a selection of wine and soft drinks in its inviting and relaxing public bar. Diners can enjoy our new menus in the comfort of the bar or Bistro dining room. You can book now to join us for Christmas Day Lunch.

There is also a function suite with bar. Also regular pool and darts nights are held in the bar. Look on the website for details of regular weekend entertainment or special events.

Visitors to The Bell Hotel can book one of the eight nicely appointed en-suite rooms; one of which is a family room suitable for four or five guests.

Additionally, there are three, one-bedroomed holiday cottages. Short or long let terms can be arranged and one of the properties is ‘doggy friendly’ with its own large garden.

You can find more information on the website or give us a call to discuss your visit to The Bell Hotel.

The Bell Hotel, 45 High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE24 5JP, Tel: 01754 810318, www.bellhotelburgh.co.uk

Reputedly the oldest inn in Lincolnshire, this peacefully located public house is just five miles from Skegness. In the dark winter evenings, you can easily find the inn, brightly lit up along the Lymn Bank. The welcome is equally warm inside with an inviting open log fire in the bar and an enclosed log burning stove in the dining room.

As you would expect from a building which dates back over 400 years, The Old Chequers Inn is very quaint but with all the contemporary facilities. There is a public bar, family area and dining area. In summer you can enjoy dining ‘al fresco’ in the excellent garden area.

We are sure we can tempt you with the new ‘Taste of Lincolnshire’ menu, as well as a great choice of other food including omelettes, sandwiches and baguettes or a dish from our ‘Classic Favourite’ pub meals.

To the rear of the inn is a static caravan park with five pitches for touring caravans and tent pitches.

Have a look on our website or give us a call to see what’s new at The Old Chequers Inn.

The Old Chequers Inn, Lymn Bank, Croft, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE24 4PF, Tel: 01754 880320,


Available all lunchtimes and evenings

Lincolnshire Seasoned Faggots, £7.15
‘Bob Holmes’ family recipe faggots, served with creamy mashed potatoes and local vegetables, finished off with a rich onion gravy.

Trio of Lincolnshire’s Finest Sausages and Mash, £6.75
Three Lincolnshire ‘Bob Holmes’ family recipe sausages served on a bed of mashed potatoes with a selection of locally grown seasonal vegetables and lashings of thick onion gravy.

Individual Batemans Steak and Ale Pie, £7.95
Homemade ‘Bob Holmes’ steak and ale pie with a reduction of Batemans finest ale gravy, served with a choice of mashed potatoes or hand cut rustic chips and locally grown vegetables.

Our ‘Desperate Dan’ Steak and Ale Pie to Share, £15.25
Very large Batemans steak and ale individual pie for two to share, or if hungry to enjoy alone! Served with 2 plates of mashed potatoes or hand cut rustic chips and locally grown vegetables.

Lincolnshire Sausage Hot Pot, £7.20
Served from a cauldron, slowly cooked ‘Bob Holmes’ sausages with local potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables in a rich Batemans ale gravy with added herbs and spices, served with mashed potatoes.

Tender Chicken Breast with White Wine Sauce, £7.75
Lincolnshire sourced tender chicken breast, served with a choice of sautéed potatoes or hand cut rustic chips, locally grown seasonal vegetables and a creamy white wine sauce.

‘Skipper’s Catch’ Grimsby Cod or Haddock and Chips, £8.95
Freshly landed Grimsby cod or haddock, deep fried in Batemans ale batter, served with rustic hand cut chips and peas.

From Monday 2nd December you can enjoy a delicious Christmas Fayre Menu*.

Starters – choice of:
Homemade Soup of the Day
Field Mushrooms with Chicken, Bacon and Chives covered with Mozzarella Cheese
Duck and Orange Pâté
Somerset Brie in Beer Batter

Main Menu – choice of:
Lincolnshire Roast Turkey
Beef Paupiette
Salmon en Croute
Stuffed Butternut Squash (V)

Dessert Menu – choice of:
Christmas Pudding
Brandy Basket
Mulled Wine Cheesecake
The Railway Cheeseboard

1 course £9.99
2 courses £14.99
3 courses £19.99

Served 12noon to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm.
*Selection for Bell Hotel and Railway – slight variations for Old Chequers

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