Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

23, High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire, LN1 2SD — Telephone: 01522 731333

Opening Times:
Sunday 12:00 – 19:30
Monday CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday 12:00 – 21:30
Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 12:00 – 23:00 . . . (formerly 24:00)
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00 . . . (formerly 24:00)
As a guide, here is the list of Ales serving at 12:00hrs on Saturday, 13th October 2018
SCAMPTON ALE – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton (ABV 3·6%)
DAMBUSTERS ALE – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton – – – – (ABV 3·8%)
HOPHEAD – from Dark Star Brewing Co., Partridge Green – (ABV 3.8%)
JARL – from Fyne Ales, Cairndow, Argyll (ABV 3.8%)
UPLAND ALE – (ABV 3·8%)
PORTLAND BLACK — from Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Welbeck — (ABV 4.5%)
JAIPUR – from Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell (ABV 5·9%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
BABY—FACED ASSASSIN – (ABV 6.1%)
BUCKEYE – (ABV 3.5%)
FLANDERS FIELDS – (ABV 3·7%)
GANGLY GHOUL – (ABV 4·2%)
HANDYMAN – (ABV 3·8%)
IPA – from Pheasantry Brewery
(ABV 4·3%)
REGAL BLONDE – (ABV 4·0%)
YARDBIRD – (ABV 4·0%)
YORKSHIRE BLONDE – (ABV 3·9%)
CAMRA LocAle
What is CAMRA LocAle?
The logo of LocAle
CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale.
The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues.
The Dambusters Inn enthusiastically supports this admirable initiative by the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA, launched at the 2009 Lincoln Beer Festival. The scheme features breweries located within twenty-five miles of the Dambusters Inn.
Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) — Campaigning for Real Ale since 1971
CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2019 – Published on Thursday, 13th September 2018 – the 46th Edition.
CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2019
In the Guide, the listing for the Dambusters Inn reads:
A village pub with a twist.
It has a unique collection of RAF memorabilia, including one wall dedicated to the memory of the airmen who took part in the legendary dambuster’s raid.
A beer festival is held in May, around the date when 617 Squadron attacked the German dams.
Sit in the rear garden and you may be treated to a display by the locally based Red Arrows.
Two beers brewed by the landlord are always on the bar.
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The image of the Guide Book above is linked to CAMRA’s website and the information you need to discover more about the Campaiagn for Real Ale.
The reviews in the Guide are based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members.

AT THE SIGN OF THE DAMBUSTERS INN . . .
GREG’S BREWERY — WAS LAUNCHED AT 16:00hrs on Saturday, 14th December 2013
A newly-built microbrewery situated behind the pub in the neatly kept garden of the Dambusters Inn has been very successfully producing an interesting variety of beers brewed by the Landlord, Greg Algar, for five years.
Exterior. Day. 11 May 2018 15:52hrs. Simon Atack’s “HOPGOODS COURAGEOUS RUN” for Dambusters Inn Pub Sign
Simon Atack, Aviation Artist with his painting, Hopgood’s Courageous Run
Friday 11th May 2018
Simon Atack, one of the world’s foremost military aviation and naval artists, has graciously and generously permitted a special reproduction of his painting, Hopgood’s Courageous Run to form the design of our new Pub Sign.
We thought it appropriate to make this new sign in recognition of and to mark the eightieth anniversary of OPERATION CHASTISE.
Of his approach to his work, Simon has written;
‘I want to respectfully honour the memories of good and courageous young people, regardless of their flag of nationality, and the aircraft in which they performed their duty, sacrificed their lives and won a better tomorrow for all of us.’
All of us at the Dambusters Inn feel deeply honoured to have this fine work of art displayed for all to see and enjoy . . . and remember.
Our sincerest thanks to Simon Atack
P.S. The original painting has been sold.
Read Simon’s vivid and deeply moving account of Flt. Lt. John Vere Hopgood DFC & Bar as he made his ill–fated attack on the Möhne Dam in the early hours of 17th May 1943.
A Lancaster Bomber flies over the pub sign of the Dambusters Inn in Scampton, Lincolnshire. U.K.
Lancaster pa474 overflies the Dambusters Inn on Thursday, 16 May 2013
Photograph by David Cash
Ephemera from a Private collection — Guten Appetit!
R. A. F.
EMERGENCY FLYING RATION
Mk. III
Ref. No. 27P/19
An unopened tin containing Emergency Flying Ration Mk III. Ephemera from World War II
IMMEDIATELY OPENED, TRANSFER CONTENTS TO
WATERPROOF BAG: BURY EMPTY CONTAINER IN
JUNGLE OR THROW AWAY IN SEA FROM DINGHY.
SEE ALSO INSTRUCTIONS ON
WATERPROOF BAG INSIDE.
Events at the Dambusters Inn
Fireworks Display on Saturday 03rd November 2018
in the Garden of the Dambusters Inn
Start Time · 20:00 – 20:30
You are invited to bring your own fireworks . . .
THE BIGGER, THE BETTER !
Other Events
World War I unidentified battlefield scene
11th November 2018 - Armistice Centenary
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
The date is a national holiday in France, and was declared a national holiday in many Allied nations.
In some countries Armistice Day coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day, and other public holidays.
Armistice Day is not celebrated in Germany, but a German national day of mourning Volkstrauertag has, since 1952, been observed on the Sunday closest to 16 November.

St. John the Baptist Church in SCAMPTON, Lincolnshire

On Friday 03rd August 2018, the Royal British Legion launched a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, and changed our world.
This is to encourage us all to use the last One Hundred Days before 11th November 2018 to take part and find ways of saying ‘Thank You’.

Lost Voices Concert – WW1 Centenary

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 19:00
Ticket Price: £5·00 – this includes a glass of Fizz – please bring your own drinks; beer, wine etc.
Tickets are available from the Dambusters Inn, Scampton
or call 07534 025737.

Remembrance Service

Sunday 11th November 2018 at 10:15

WW1 Scampton Airfield Exhibition – WW1 Centenary

Sunday 11th November 2018 until Friday 16th November 2018
CAMRA ‘LINCOLNSHIRE PUB of the YEAR 2018’ AWARD
Presented to the Dambusters Inn on Saturday, 28th July 2018 by Bob Foulger, CAMRA Lincolnshire Area Organiser.
Our sincere thanks to CAMRA for the many hours of work they undertake (entirely voluntarily) to sustain the role of pubs at the heart of the community.
Our sincere thanks to everone who visits the Dambusters Inn and by their very presence, makes it – 'that that it is'.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who works at the Dambusters Inn - together, you and your many visitors have brought us this day.
IMAGE HERE: Exterior. Day. A View from the Dambusters Inn garden. 14 June 2018
A View From the Dambusters Inn Garden

THE LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA ‘PUB OF THE YEAR 2018’ AWARD
Presented on Saturday 07th April 2018 by Aaron Joyce, the Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA.
Exterior. Night. Dambusters Inn, Scampton.

THE LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA ‘PUB OF THE YEAR 2017’ AWARD
Presented on Saturday, 08th April 2017 by Aaron Joyce, the Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA.
Exterior. Dambusters Inn, Scampton. Presentation of CAMRA Award; Lincoln Pub of the Year 2017

THE LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA ‘PUB OF THE YEAR 2016’ AWARD
Presented on Saturday 23rd April 2016 by Aaron Joyce, the Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA.
Exterior, Dambusters Inn. Customers celebrate CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD. 23 April 2016

ITEMS OF LOCAL COMMUNITY INTEREST


August 2018
IMAGE: Badge of No. 300 Polish Bomber SquadronBadge of No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron
The airfield that was Royal Air Force Station Ingham, 1940 until 1946, and all the men and women who served here were almost forgotten.
In 2003 one local person was inspired to research the history of this World War II airfield.
That inspiration kindled the ambitious idea to build a permanent Memorial dedicated to preserve the memory of the people and the place.
That ambitious idea, nurtured and developed over the intervening years, is now a thriving, ongoing project.
That project is
RAF INGHAM HERITAGE CENTRE
Ingham Aviation Heritage Ltd. is a Charity and we always warmly welcome everyone and all offers of help of whatever kind.
Charity name: INGHAM AVIATION HERITAGE LTD., Registered Number: 1142147.
You can easily access the information to see the tremendous progress we are making if you will be kind enough to visit our website.
IMAGE: Logo of No. 305 Polish Bomber SquadronLogo of No. 305 Polish Bomber Squadron
Currently, our charity receives sponsorship from a dozen or so organisations both local and national, including the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you think that you may like to join in and assist us with this project in some way, then please, do make contact with us.
Royal Air Force Station Ingham was home to our Polish Bomber Squadrons from 1941 until 1946.
Following the overwhelming invasion of Poland in September 1939, many thousands of military personnel escaped their homeland and continued serving the war effort under the Polish government in exile.
They provided significant contributions to the Allied effort throughout the war, fighting on land, sea and air. Notable was the service of the Polish Air Force, not only in the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain but also the subsequent air war.
IMAGE: Sergeant Matejski at the controls of a Lancaster BomberSergeant Matejski at the controls of a Lancaster Bomber
Polish aircrew losses serving with RAF Bomber Command 1940-1945 were nine hundred and twenty-nine (929) killed; total Polish aircrew losses were one thousand, eight hundred and three (1,803) killed.
The MEMORIAL GARDEN is dedicated to remember the deeds and sacrifices of the valiant men and women of our Polish Bomber Squadrons serving here, at Ingham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, 1941 – 1946.
The MEMORIAL GARDEN is currently open to visitors on Sundays from 09:00 until 12:00.
website: RAF Ingham Heritage Centre - Middle Street - Fillingham - GAINSBOROUGH - Lincolnshire - DN21 5BU

April 2018
Commonwealth War Graves Commission . . .
. . . honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.
WELCOME TO SCAMPTON (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD
Every year, Scampton Church welcomes hundreds of visitors.
The Churchyard contains sixty-four Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and eight German war graves.
During the Second World War there was a Royal Air Force Station at Scampton, and in the early months of the war a plot lying to the right of the entrance was set aside for the burial of servicemen. In 1941 it became necessary to reserve further ground for this purpose and a plot in an extension of the churchyard north of the church was used.
The Commission’s objective is to make sure that the sites – from individual scattered graves to iconic cemeteries and memorials – are visited and explored as a permanent part of local heritage.
The Commission actively engages new audiences and finds innovative ways to involve the whole community with its work – through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working. The Commission aims to increase local awareness of Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) sites, particularly in the UK.
Rising to the challenge of this work, a research project by members of Scampton Church intends to map and document as much personal information as can be discovered, relating to each of the service personnel buried here.
If you would like to help us in any way with this fine project then please contact us.
and . . . WELCOME to St. John the Baptist Church in SCAMPTON, Lincolnshire
image · St Manvieu War Cemetery
Rue de la Guinguette · Saint-Manvieu-Norrey · N 49° 10.612 W 0° 30.898

May 2018
Welcome to Dave’s Daily Bread
Artisan Breads AGA home baked at The Granary, Scampton.
A range of original flavoured breads baked in a variety of sizes and styles.
All breads are made using simple, quality ingredients with no additives, colourants or preservatives. The dough is made from only quality flour, yeast, butter, water and salt – nothing else – and the flavours are hand–kneaded into the dough before shaping and allowed to prove and rise.
All breads are then baked in an AGA to ensure all–round even cooking with great results every time. Image here: a bread display by Dave’s Daily BreadOnce the breads are cooled they are individually wrapped in perforated bread bags to ensure they are allowed to breath and keep fresh. Most breads are then frozen immediately in airtight bags to capture the moisture and freshness and will then keep frozen for at least three months and ready to use anytime.
(Make sure you ‘like’ the Facebook page: Dave’s Daily Bread) as you will be informed of my baking days and have the opportunity to pick up fresh from The Granary on the day.
Also note that I offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £10·00 within five miles of Scampton. If you live further away, I will add a small charge for fuel. I can also bake fresh for any specific, large orders; just contact me so we can discuss.
FOOTNOTE
Now, here is a very interesting additional note to Dave’s content above for visitors to this website who may be unfamiliar with the word, AGA.
AGA Cookers
AGA is an abbreviation of the company name, Aktiebolaget Gas Accumulator.
The AGA cooker is a stored–heat stove and cooker invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Dr. Gustaf Dalén (1869 - 1937), who also founded the AGA Company.
In 1912, Dr. Dalen lost his sight in an explosion. Forced to stay at home, Dr. Dalen discovered that his wife was exhausted by cooking. Although blind, he was determined to develop a new stove that was capable of every culinary technique and was easy to use. It is also capable of heating a house.
In 1929 the cooker was introduced to England by Bell’s Heat Appliances.