Caroline Bingham visited a country pub which is a perfect retreat on a winter’s day.
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.
The Ferry Boat has been in Washingborough since 1625. At that time, the River Witham ran alongside the pub and the landlord ran a ferry service for those wishing to cross the water.
Caroline Bingham visited the Oaklands Hall Hotel at Laceby.