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Ancaster, Ermine Way, Public House
Ancaster, Ermine Way, Public House
Ancaster, Ermine Way, Public House

Public house now converted to residential use.

Reported in Grantham Journal 29 March 2018 :-

"Hopes of saving an empty Ancaster pub have faded after plans have been approved to convert the rest of it into housing.

The Ermine Way pub on Ermine Street has been closed since 2014 and has already been partly converted, leaving just its bar area remaining"

https://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/end-of-the-road-for-ancaster-pub-1-8437016/ 

DB 9 July 2018

Ancaster, Ermine Way, Public House
Ancaster, Railway Inn, Public House
Ancaster, Railway Inn, Public House
Ancaster, Railway Inn, Public House

 

DB 9 July 2018

Ancaster, Railway Inn, Public House
Aubourn, Royal Oak Public House
Aubourn, Royal Oak Public House
Aubourn, Royal Oak Public House

Public house on this site in 1828 called "The Plough". Name changed to "The Royal Oak" in 1870. 

DB 15th February 2018 

Aubourn, Royal Oak
Barkston, The Stag Public House
Barkston, The Stag Public House
Barkston, The Stag Public House

Grade II listed C17 public house but with many later additions and alterations.

DB 19 March 2018 

Barkston, The Stag
Bassingham, Bugle Horne
Bassingham, Bugle Horne
Bassingham, Bugle Horne

"Built in the 17th Century as an Inn"

http://www.bassinghambuglehorn.co.uk/ 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Bugle Horn, Inn, Public House
Bassingham, Five Bells
Bassingham, Five Bells
Bassingham, Five Bells

"Parts of the pub date back to the late 18th century"

https://fivebellsbassingham.co.uk/ 

DB 10 June 2012

Bassingham, Five Bells
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house

The former Butchers Arms in Bridge Street closed in 1970.

Mark Acton, 2018

Billinghay, Butchers Arms, public house
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house
Billinghay, former Butchers Arms public house

A lamp over the front door recalling ownership by Halls of Ely brewery.

Mark Acton, 2018

Billinghay, Halls, Ely, Butchers Arms, public house
Billinghay, former Cross Keys Public House
Billinghay, former Cross Keys Public House
Billinghay, former Cross Keys Public House

This former pub, closed in 1956, belonged to Soulby, Sons & Winch brewery.

Mark Acton, 2018

Billinghay, pub
Bourne, Burghley Arms
Bourne, Burghley Arms
Bourne, Burghley Arms

A much altered building, with modern Tudor style windows and coach arch.

Listed by English Heritage as the birthplace of William Cecil, chief advisor to Elizabeth 1st.

Frank Robinson, September 2011

Bourne, Burghley Arms hotel, William Cecil
Brant Broughton, Generous Britain
Brant Broughton, Generous Britain
Brant Broughton, Generous Britain

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists two public houses in Brant Broughton. The Generous Britain and Red Lion which was further along High Street to the south.

DB 2 July 2018

Brant Broughton, Generous Britain, Public House
Brigg, Angel Hotel
Brigg, Angel Hotel
Brigg, Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel stands on the south side of the Market Place.

The enclosed courtyard to the east of the hotel was once the passage giving access to stables in the yard at the rear.

postcard by Kinsway, 1933

Brigg, Angel Hotel, Kinsway
Butterwick, Five Bells, Public House
Butterwick, Five Bells, Public House
Butterwick, Five Bells, Public House

"It was built as a railway hotel but the railway was never built"

https:////www.bateman.co.uk/locations/five-bells/  

The church tower originally housed five bells hence the pub's name. A Sixth bell added to the tower in 1923!

DB 9 June 2018

Butterwick, Five Bells, Public House
Carlton le Moorland, White Hart
Carlton le Moorland, White Hart
Carlton le Moorland, White Hart

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 mentions the White Hart whose landlord at that time was Joseph Hutchinson.

DB 13 June 2018

Carlton le Moorland, white Hart, Public House, Joseph Hutchinson
Caythorpe, Red Lion, Public House
Caythorpe, Red Lion, Public House
Caythorpe, Red Lion, Public House

"Public House, formerly house, 1650 with C19 and C20 additions and alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062400

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Red Lion, Public House
Caythorpe, Waggon & Horses, Public House
Caythorpe, Waggon & Horses, Public House
Caythorpe, Waggon & Horses, Public House
Caythorpe, Waggon & Horses, Public House
Coleby, Bell Inn
Coleby, Bell Inn
Coleby, Bell Inn

"The  Bell Inn was also first opened as a beershop around the middle of the 19th century and occupied just one small cottage at the western end of its present premises.

The Bell also went on to obtain a full licence and, during the twentieth century, extended into two adjoining cottages"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Coleby/section.asp?docId=57824

Renamed "The Bell at Coleby" in 2011.

DB 9 May 2018

Coleby, Bell Inn, The Bell at Coleby, beershop
Coleby, Tempest Arms
Coleby, Tempest Arms
Coleby, Tempest Arms

"The first licensee of the Tempest Arms was farmer Samuel Auckland who opened up a beershop around 1840 and brewed his own beer on the premises.

Originally known as ‘The Board’, the beerhouse eventually became a licensed inn called ‘The Brewers Arms’.

However, in 1888, it was renamed ‘The Tempest Arms’ in deference to the Tempest family, owners of the Coleby Estate"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Coleby/section.asp?docId=57824 

DB 9 May 2018

Coleby, Tempest Arms, Samuel Auckland, The Board, beerhouse, Brewers Arms
Colsterworth, White Lion
Colsterworth, White Lion
Colsterworth, White Lion

"A visitor from but fifty years ago would find the village much changed. The seven pubs are reduced to one, (the White Lion)"

http://www.villagearchivegroup.com/colsterworth.php 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, White Lion, Public House
Coningsby, Castle Inn
Coningsby, Castle Inn
Coningsby, Castle Inn

Among the commercial residents Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Thomas Kerman "Castle inn, butcher & grocer" 

DB 5 April 2018 

Coningsby, Castle Inn, Thomas Kerman
Coningsby, White Bull
Coningsby, White Bull
Coningsby, White Bull

"Public house. Mid C18, altered early C19, minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1288182 

DB 5 April 2018 

Coningsby, White Bull, public house
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn

"Public. house. C17 with C19 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062817 

DB 15 April 2018 

Corby Glen, Fighting Cocks, Inn
Duke of Wellington, Public House
Duke of Wellington, Public House
Duke of Wellington, Public House

Duke of Wellington, 37 Broadgate rebuilt in the 1930s. 

Photographed shortly before closure.

DB 19 May 2011 

Commercial, Duke of Wellington, Public House, Broadgate
Dunston, Butchers' Arms
Dunston, Butchers' Arms
Dunston, Butchers' Arms

Former public house. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists three public houses in Dunston :-

John Richardson, Butchers Arms

Robinson & Bailey, Red Lion & farmers

Martin Quincy, Ferry Inn

DB 25 June 2018

Dunston, Butchers Arms, Public House, John Richardson
Dunston, Red Lion
Dunston, Red Lion
Dunston, Red Lion

"Set within the fabric of a 17th century cottage, the pub represents a local landmark in this part of the village.

Finished in coursed limestone rubble with natural clay pantile roofing, this building displays some of the best architectural attributes common to traditional buildings in Dunston.

Of particular note are the small dormer windows, which sit in the roof-slope, rather than dominate the building, the mullioned windows on the lower façade, and the central gabled porch with its traditional timber door"

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=14699 

DB 25 June 2018

Dunston, Red Lion, Public House
East Barkwith, Cross Roads Inn
East Barkwith, Cross Roads Inn
East Barkwith, Cross Roads Inn

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Joseph Elmhirst, Cross Roads Inn among the commercial residents of East Barkwith.

DB 7 March 2018

East Barkwith, Cross Roads Inn, Joseph Elmhirst
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house

Looking north at the junction of the Fodder Dyke and the Spilsby Road (about a quarter of a mile west of the railway station).

The Wheatsheaf pub is to the left of the photograph.

Postcard, 1930s

Eastville, New Leake, Wheatsheaf public house
Fenton, Carpenters Arms, 22 Lincoln Road
Fenton, Carpenters Arms, 22 Lincoln Road
Fenton, Carpenters Arms, 22 Lincoln Road

John Benson listed as the landlord in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876.

Being offered for sale by Mundys Estate Agents "£250,000 Freehold Property & Business".

DB 19 June 2018

Fenton (West Lindsey), Carpenters Arms, public house, John Benson
Folkingham, The Greyhound Inn
Folkingham, The Greyhound Inn
Folkingham, The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound in Folkingham was once a well known coaching inn on the Lincoln to London road, about 8 miles south of Sleaford (TF 072337).

The imposing red brick frontage was built in the 18th century and an Assize Court and Assembly Room were included in the building.

The Greyhound is now converted into apartments.

Frank Robinson, 2010

Folkingham, Assize, Assembly, coaching,
Freiston Shore, Marine Hotel
Freiston Shore, Marine Hotel
Freiston Shore, Marine Hotel

"Former hotel, now derelict. Late C18, altered C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308398 

"The process of coastal accretion caused a salt marsh to develop, leaving hotels without customers.

Since the mid-20th century, more marsh has been enclosed behind sea banks for use as arable land"

"Land reclamation led to the village becoming inland by about half a mile"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freiston_Shore 

The Marine Hotel was built specifically for the seaside trade and it was forced to close.

DB 9 June 2018

Freiston Shore, marine hotel
Freiston Shore, Plummers Hotel
Freiston Shore, Plummers Hotel
Freiston Shore, Plummers Hotel

"Former house, now hotel. Early C18, raised and extended late C18, with early C19 and C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062069 

"In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Freiston's sandy shore on The Wash was developed as a sea bathing resort.

By the mid-19th century there were horse races and other attractions on the beach.

However, the process of coastal accretion caused a salt marsh to develop, leaving hotels without customers.

Since the mid-20th century, more marsh has been enclosed behind sea banks for use as arable land"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freiston_Shore 

Freiston Shore is now inland by about half a mile.

DB 9 June 2018

Freiston Shore, Plummers Hotel
Friskney, The Anchor
Friskney, The Anchor
Friskney, The Anchor

The Anchor (dated 1850 above the door in the entrance porch) is the building on the left (close to the eastern wall of the churchyard).

At that time it was one of five pubs in the village: The Good Intent was just along the road (opposite the School), The Three Tuns at the foot of Wright’s Lane, The Bricklayer’s Arms (The Middle House) on the Friskney Eaudyke, The Barley Mow at the junction of Sea Lane and the main Boston-Skegness road, and the New Inn at the village boundary on the Fodder Dyke Bank.

The Anchor and the Barley Mow are the only two survivors.

Friskney, The Anchor. Barley Mow, Bricklayer's Arms
Fulbeck, Hare & Hounds, Public House
Fulbeck, Hare & Hounds, Public House
Fulbeck, Hare & Hounds, Public House

"Public house, formerly house, C17 with C18 and C19 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309001 

DB 26 March 2018

Fulbeck, Hare & Hounds, Public House
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel

This view looking south along High Street includes the historic Angel and Royal Hotel in the left foreground.

Originally the Angel Inn, the hotel is the oldest secular building in Grantham – possibly as early as 1200.

In the yard behind the façade are stables and outbuildings surviving from the coaching days of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Undated postcard

Grantham, stables, coaching, 1200,
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel

Originally the Angel Inn, the Angel and Royal Hotel is the oldest secular building in Grantham – possibly as early as 1200.

In the yard behind the façade are stables and outbuildings surviving from the coaching days of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Grantham, Angel & Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel
Grantham, Angel and Royal Hotel

The gatehouse of this inn dates from the mid-C15th. Richard III held Court here in October 1483 receiving the Great Seal which had been sent for from London.

These events took place in the King's Room on the first floor of the building which has an oriel window looking across into the Market Place.

The Great Seal was used to sign the warrant for the execution of his cousin and former ally the Duke of Buckingham.  Charles I held Court here in 1633.

The inn was acquired by the Cust family who extended it in about 1776  with a four-storey north range some 14 bays long to cater for coach travellers on the Great North Road as well as visitors to the Belvoir Hunt

postcard by Whipple of Grantham, 1903

Grantham, angel and Royal inn hotel, Cust, King Charles I
Grantham, George Hotel
Grantham, George Hotel
Grantham, George Hotel

The former George Hotel was built in the late eighteenth century, replacing a hostelry on the same site.

The large archway to the left was originally the entrance for coaches which travelled along the Great North Road running immediately in front of the building. (It is remarkable that sheep are being driven along this major road.)

Later this section was converted into garages.

In 1989 the George closed and was converted into a shopping centre.

Postcard, 1905

Grantham, George Hotel
Grantham, George Hotel
Grantham, George Hotel
Grantham, George Hotel

The George Hotel was rebuilt in 1780 with an impressive brick façade. The central archway led through to stabling and service quarters at the rear which could be accessed from Westgate.

The George Inn is recorded as early as 1456 and was part of the manor of Grantham. The rebuilding of 1780 by John Manners was almost certainly in response to the new range added to the Angel Inn some four years previously.

The George is now a shopping centre and two Blue Plaques can be found in the internal atrium. One is to Thomas Paine, author of the Rights of Man and The Age of Reason, who as an excise man was based at the George Inn between 1762-64. The other is to Charles Dickens who stayed here in 1838.

postcard by Whipple of Grantham, 1903

Grantham, George Hotel, John Manners
Grantham, Living Sign
Grantham, Living Sign
Grantham, Living Sign

The Beehive pub on Castlegate has a real beehive as its sign. Under it a plaque with the following rhyme:

Stop Traveller! This wondrous sign explore
And say, when thou has viewed it o'er,
Grantham, now two rarities are thine:
A lofty steeple and a living sign

undated post card

Grantham, Beehive pub, living sign, Castlegate
Halton Holegate, Street Scene
Halton Holegate, Street Scene
Halton Holegate, Street Scene

The small village of Halton Holegate lies 1 mile east of Spilsby.

It had a railway station on the Firsby Junction to Spilsby branch line which opened in 1868. Passenger services ended in 1939 and the line closed completely in 1958.

The Bell Inn, shown here on the left, is still open for business.

The fringe of the churchyard of St Andrew's appears on the right.

undated postcard

Halton Holegate, Bell Inn, Firsby to Spilsby railway
Harmston, Thorold Arms
Harmston, Thorold Arms
Harmston, Thorold Arms

"Thorold Arms. High Street. Public House.

C19 of coursed limestone rubble with a brown concrete tiled roof. Of at least two builds, two brick chimney stacks, one gable and one ridge, the latter once a gable stack.

First floor retains 5, 6 x 6 pane, sliding sash windows, four under the eaves and one in an east gable under a cambered stone arch.

The ground floor has early C20 leaded casements, most under cambered stone arches. Central C20 6 panel door with leaded fanlight over"

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Thorold Arms, Public House
Horbling, Plough Inn, Public House
Horbling, Plough Inn, Public House
Horbling, Plough Inn, Public House

"Inn, now public house. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166043 

DB 5 May 2018

Horbling, Plough Inn, Public House
Horncastle, Fighting Cocks public house
Horncastle, Fighting Cocks public house
Horncastle, Fighting Cocks public house

At the eastern end of West Street, the Fighting Cooks, a public house with a long history.

Like other old inns in the town it had plenty of stabling for patrons as well as the carriers who travelled to and from villages to the west of Horncastle.

undated postcard

Horncastle, Fighting Cocks public house
Horsington, Elder Tree Inn
Horsington, Elder Tree Inn
Horsington, Elder Tree Inn

"The Elder Tree Inn is a popular village pub set in a quiet rural area between Woodhall Spa and Horncastle. Enjoy a game of pool or darts in our traditional public bar, or watch live sport on the large t.v. screen"

http://www.elderinns.co.uk/about/default.html 

Previously the village had been served by the Baronet Inn further to the south along Main Street.

"Understood to date back to circa 1600 and later being extended in 1700"

https://www.mouseprice.com/property-for-sale/ref-8455812/the+old+baronet+inn+main+street+horsington+ln10+

DB 19 May 2018

Horsington, Elder Tree Inn, Baronet Inn
Immingham, County Hotel
Immingham, County Hotel
Immingham, County Hotel

This large hotel on Pelham Road was built in 1913.

Eminent visitors to the hotel include King George V and Lord Louis Mountbatten.

postcard by Fitzwilliams, Ilford, undated

Immingham, County Hotel
Kirkstead, Abbey Lodge Inn
Kirkstead, Abbey Lodge Inn
Kirkstead, Abbey Lodge Inn

Public house. Early C19. Colourwashed brick in English garden wall bond of 3.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1215295 

Pevsner comments that there were "extensive vaulted medieval cellars, now filled in"

DB 18 April 2018 

Kirkstead, Abbey Lodge Inn
Leadenham, Willoughby Arms
Leadenham, Willoughby Arms
Leadenham, Willoughby Arms

Former Willoughby Arms public house.

Ghost sign states

"FREE HOUSE

COACHES WELCOME

MINERALS AND COFFEE"

Sign presumably dates from before the bypass when many coaches would have to travel through Leadenham on the A17.

DB 14 March 2018

Leadenham, Willoughby Arms
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House

In Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 Richard Lawson the landlord is also described as a shopkeeper.

Reported by Sleaford Standard 7 March 2018 that

"The Duke of Wellington in Leasingham went up for sale last year and residents held a meeting in December when they found strong support for buying it to maintain the amenity for the village"

https://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/lifestyle/shares-up-for-sale-to-buy-pub-for-community-1-8404597 

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House, Richard Lawson
Lincoln, Old School
Lincoln, Old School
Lincoln, Old School

This building, now the Castle Hotel on Westgate, was erected in 1851-52 by W A Nicholson as the North District National Schools.

October 2017

Schools and Universities, Castle Hotel, Lincoln, North District national School
Martin by Timberland, The Royal Oak
Martin by Timberland, The Royal Oak
Martin by Timberland, The Royal Oak

There is no mention of The Royal Oak in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 however the following are mentioned :-

Chas Auckland - Chaplin Arms & Farmer
William Caudron - Beer Retailer
Charles Falkinder - Red Lion

In Kelly's 1930 Directory:

Joseph Guymer - Red Lion
Thomas Sleaford - beer retailer
(no mention of Chaplin Arms, nor Royal Oak)

DB 5 April 2018

Martin by Timberland, The Royal Oak, Chaplin Arms, Red Lion, Beer, Auckland, Caudron, Falkinder
Martin Dales, Kings Arms
Martin Dales, Kings Arms
Martin Dales, Kings Arms

Kings Arms Inn shown on Ordnance Survey 6" map published 1888.

Thomas Kent "King's Arms, Witham bank" listed as a commercial resident in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876.

In Kelly's 1930 Directory Harry Green is recorded as the licencee at the King's Arms.

DB 5 April 2018

Martin Dales, Kings Arms, Inn, Thomas Kent
New Bolingbroke, Village Street
New Bolingbroke, Village Street
New Bolingbroke, Village Street

In theis view along the main road through New Bolingbroke (present B1183) the Globe public house is on the right with Soulby's brewery alongside.

undated postcard

New Bolingbroke, Globe pub, Soulby brewery
Normanby by Spital, Bottle & Glass
Normanby by Spital, Bottle & Glass
Normanby by Spital, Bottle & Glass

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 states that George Massam was landlord.

Reference is also made to another public house called the "Cross Keys".

Village additionally had a brewer & maltster.

DB 20 May 2018

Normanby By Spital, Bottle & Glass, Public House, George Massam, Cross Keys
Norton Disney, Green Man
Norton Disney, Green Man
Norton Disney, Green Man

"The Green Man" public house has recently changed names and was previously known as "St Vincent Arms". Viscount St. Vincent was lord of the manor.

The 25 inch Ordnance Survey map published in 1905 gives the name as "Fox & Hounds".

Further back Kelly's 1876 Directory of Lincolnshire has it as "The Sportsman".

DB 26 May 2018

Norton Disney, Green Man, Public House, St Vincent Arms, Fox & Hounds, Sportsman
Saltfleet, New Inn
Saltfleet, New Inn
Saltfleet, New Inn

Much of the New Inn dates from the eighteenth century when Saltfleet was a small port and became a centre for sea bathing.

The diarist John Byng was however unimpressed, describing Saltfleet in 1791 as 'a poor place under the sea bank with a wretched inn-bathing house' - i.e. the New Inn, pictured here.

Frank Robinson, 2008

Saltfleet, New Inn,
Skegness, Hildred's Hotel
Skegness, Hildred's Hotel
Skegness, Hildred's Hotel

To the left, on High Street, Skegness, is Hildred's Hotel, which was established in the mid-nineteenth century well before the explosive growth of Skegness as a seaside resort.

It is close to the point where High Street and Lumley Road converge. This early twentieth century photograph looks westwards away from the sea and provides a view down both streets.

The hotel is now the site of a small shopping arcade.

Undated postcard

Skegness, Hildred's Hotel, Lumley Road
Skillington, Cross Swords Inn
Skillington, Cross Swords Inn
Skillington, Cross Swords Inn

"built in the early to mid 1800’s where the landlady would provide the ale and supper, while the landlord would shoe horses and serve as the blacksmith"

http://www.thecross-swordsinn.co.uk/ 

Interesting history available via the village website. Also for the former Blue Horse Inn.

http://www.skillingtonlife.co.uk/pubhist.html 

DB 17 May 2018

Skillington, Cross Swords Inn
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn

Situated immediately opposite Saint Edmund's Chapel on the other side of the A15.

DB 30 June 2018

Spital In The Street, Ostrich, Spital Inn
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn, Blue&nbspPlaque
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn, Blue Plaque
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn, Blue Plaque

Plaque unveiled October 2016 as reported in Market Rasen Mail :-

"The important former coaching inn at Spital in the Street now has a blue plaque, recording how political writer William Cobbett stayed there in April 1830 and wrote part of his celebrated Rural Rides"

https:////www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/lifestyle/plaque-unveiled-at-historic-spital-inn-1-7631117 

DB 30 June 2018

Spital In The Street, Ostrich, Spital Inn, blue plaque, William Cobbett, Rural Rides
Stamford, George Hotel
Stamford, George Hotel
Stamford, George Hotel

The George Hotel was in existence as an inn by 1568.

Much of the present building dates from the eighteenth century.

This rear courtyard gives some impression of the size and importance of this coaching inn.

undated postcard

Stamford, George Hotel
Sudbrook, Mason's Arms
Sudbrook, Mason's Arms
Sudbrook, Mason's Arms

Former public house. The inscription over the door states :-

"THE MASON'S ARMS

WILLIAM WALTON LICENSED TO BREW AND SELL BEER BY RETAIL TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES & DEALER IN TOBACCO"

DB 16 April 2018

Sudbrook (South Kesteven), Mason's Arms, public house, William Walton
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn
Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn

"Public house. Early C17 with Cl9 and C20 alterations. Mud and stud, partly underbuilt in painted brick"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1215322 

Village information board states that "It was a favourite haunt for airmen during World War II. The ceiling in the bar has signatures of many of the RAF personnel stationed at the Coningsby airfield"

http://www.bluebell-inn.com/ 

DB 18 April 2018 

Tattershall Thorpe, Blue Bell Inn, Mud and stud
Tattershall, Fortescue Arms
Tattershall, Fortescue Arms
Tattershall, Fortescue Arms

"Hotel and coach house. C15, early C18, with early C19 and C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1215315

DB 5 April 2018

Tattershall, Fortescue Arms, Hotel, Coach House
Tealby, The King's Head
Tealby, The King's Head
Tealby, The King's Head

This well-known village pub claims to have its origins in the 1360s, though the thatched mud and stud building shown here is listed by National Heritage as 17th century.

It continues to be a popular pub and restaurant.

See: National Heritage List for England

Tealby, King's Head, public house, thatched
Theddlethorpe St Helen, The King's  Head
Theddlethorpe St Helen, The King's  Head
Theddlethorpe St Helen, The King's  Head

This attractive public house was originally a cottage built in the 16th century and extended later.

It first became an inn in 1830, named in honour of William IV.

During the 1914-18 War D H Lawrence was a frequent visitor.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

Theddlethorpe St Helen, the King's Head inn
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Charles Hall both as the publican and as a coal merchant.

DB 26 April 2018

Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn, coal
Timberland, Penny Farthing Inn, Station Road
Timberland, Penny Farthing Inn, Station Road
Timberland, Penny Farthing Inn, Station Road

The Penny Farthing's website gives little historical information.

https://www.thepennyfarthinginn.co.uk/about-us/ 

Penny Farthing not marked on older Ordnance Survey maps but the Houghton Arms, Main Street is shown. 

The Houghton Arms was named after Lord Houghton who was lord of the manor of Timberland and a principal landowner. Houghton Arms now closed and has been converted into a private house.

DB 22 May 2018

Timberland, Penny Farthing Inn, Lord Houghton, Houghton Arms
Waddington, Horse & Jockey, Public House
Waddington, Horse & Jockey, Public House
Waddington, Horse & Jockey, Public House

"Originally a 16th-century coaching inn"

http://www.thehorseandjockeyatwaddington.co.uk/history 

"Public House. C18 with C19 and C20 additions"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1164935 

"Enemy action during 1941 severely damaged 71 houses in the village, as well as the Horse & Jockey pub and the NAFFI building on the RAF station. The damage was mainly caused by two aerial mines; large bombs dropped by parachute and fused to explode before hitting the ground"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Waddington/section.asp?catId=21048 

Supposed to be haunted by the Green Lady. 

DB 30 April 2018

Waddington, Horse & Jockey, Public House, Green Lady
Waddington, Three Horseshoes, Public House
Waddington, Three Horseshoes, Public House
Waddington, Three Horseshoes, Public House

"There are three public houses in the village, the names of which reflect the agricultural history of the village.

In the centre of the village is the Horse and Jockey which fronts the old town square, while the Three Horse Shoes is situated beside St. Michael’s Church on High Street.

The third public house is the Wheatsheaf which is situated at the crossroads of the Lincoln to Grantham road (A607) and Mere Road which is the main access road to RAF Waddington.

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Waddington/section.asp?docId=69862 

DB 30 April 2018

Waddington, Three Horseshoes, Public House
Waddington, Wheatsheaf, Public House
Waddington, Wheatsheaf, Public House
Waddington, Wheatsheaf, Public House

"There are three public houses in the village, the names of which reflect the agricultural history of the village.

In the centre of the village is the Horse and Jockey which fronts the old town square, while the Three Horse Shoes is situated beside St. Michael’s Church on High Street.

The third public house is the Wheatsheaf which is situated at the crossroads of the Lincoln to Grantham road (A607) and Mere Road which is the main access road to RAF Waddington"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Waddington/section.asp?docId=69862 

DB 30 April 2018

Waddington, Wheatsheaf, Public House
Washingborough, Hunter's Leap Pub
Washingborough, Hunter's Leap Pub
Washingborough, Hunter's Leap Pub

Hunter’s Leap pub is immediately on the left, at the top of the Oak Hill.

This view, looking south, shows what were probably the last thatched houses in Washingborough.

Washingborough, Hunters Leap, thatched houses
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House

Brick building of about 1860. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Samuel Brewster, Joiners' Arms as a commercial resident of the village.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, White Horse
Welbourn, White Horse
Welbourn, White Horse

"The former White Horse pub once provided accommodation for drovers and shepherds bringing their flocks to use the local sheep wash"

Built mid C19. 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/11983.pdf

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, White Horse, public house
Welby, Crown & Anchor
Welby, Crown & Anchor
Welby, Crown & Anchor

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 mentions two public houses the Waggon & Horses and Red Lion.

The former Waggon & Horses is further along Main Street so maybe the Red Lion has been renamed?

William Kirk landlord of the Red Lion in 1876 was also a shoe maker.

DB 18 June 2018

Welby, Crown & Anchor, public house, Red Lion, William Kirk
Welby, Waggon & Horses
Welby, Waggon & Horses
Welby, Waggon & Horses

Former public house now a private house.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 mentions two public houses the Waggon & Horses and Red Lion.

William Tinkler landlord of Waggon & Horses also described as a shopkeeper.

DB 18 June 2018

Welby, Waggon & Horses, Public House
Wellingore, Marquis of Granby
Wellingore, Marquis of Granby
Wellingore, Marquis of Granby

"Public house. Mid and late C18"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147781 

DB 29 May 2018

Wellingore, Marquis of Granby, public house
Wellingore, Red Lion
Wellingore, Red Lion
Wellingore, Red Lion

Traditional village pub. Mrs Mary Pearson is listed as the landlady in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876. 

DB 29 May 2018

Wellingore, public house, Mary Pearson
Woodhall Spa, Petwood Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Petwood Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Petwood Hotel

Woodhall Spa, Petwood Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel at Woodhall was still profitable in 1920 when it was destroyed by fire.

Postcard, undated

Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel, fire,
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel, showing here the new suites of rooms with balconies added in 1906.

Postcard, undated

Woodhall Spa,
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel

The original Victoria Hotel opened in 1839, and catered for visitors to the recently opened bath house.

As Woodhall Spa 'took off' as a fashionable resort, the hotel expanded greatly, to provide appropriate accommodation for its 'society' guests.

 

Postcard, undated

Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel,
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel
Woodhall Spa, Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel, at the junction of Spa and Coronation Roads, was ideally placed for visitors to the bath house.

As Woodhall Spa 'took off' as a fashionable resort, the hotel expanded greatly, to provide appropriate accommodation for its 'society' guests.

Shown here are new suites of rooms with balconies added in 1906.

Postcard, undated

Woodhall Spa,
Wragby, Turnor Arms, Market Place
Wragby, Turnor Arms, Market Place
Wragby, Turnor Arms, Market Place

Takes it's name from the Turnor family who were squires of the Panton estate, including Wragby.

DB 7 March 2018

Wragby, Turnor Arms, Public House