Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

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

Countryside Alliance Awards 2019
Regional Winner Announced on Friday, 10th. May 2019

the Dambusters Inn in Scampton

is the Regional Winner In the East of England Pub Category. read more below > > >

Opening Times:
Sunday 12:00 – 19:30
Tuesday 12:00 – 21:30
Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
The usual ‘guide list’ of ales serving at the bar will reappear here once the bar has been re-stocked following our 17,18 and19 May 2019 Beer Festival.
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.
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.

GREGS 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 Mhne 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.
Ref. No. 27P/19
An unopened tin containing Emergency Flying Ration Mk III. Ephemera from World War II
Countryside Alliance Awards 2019 Regional Winner
Saturday, 11th May 2019
image here: Official Invitation card to the House of Lords, 19 June 2019.
In today’s post came the invitaton from The Lord Mancroft ‘requesting the pleasure of’ the company of Mr. Greg Algar and Mr. Steve Plews at a reception to celebrate the winners of the Countryside Alliance Awards in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords, London on behalf of the Countryside Alliance in association with Farmers Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, on Wednesday 19 June 2019.
This is the document confirming that the Dambusters Inn is, indeed, the winner in the East of England Region (Pub Category).
Results are awaited and will soon be published for four of the other seven regions — watch the Countryside Alliance website for the latest information.
This really is a remarkable occasion in the life of this pub and this award is a ‘bolt from the blue’. It will take a few days for this news to sink in; as the saying goes.
Friday, 10th May 2019
Today, on the Countryside Alliance Awards Campaign website, it was published that the Dambusters Inn is the Regional Winner In the East of England Pub Category.
We must be patient and await the official confirmation of this astounding news.
Read the latest information on the Countryside Alliance website.

Countryside Alliance Awards 2019 Regional Finalists
Friday, 05th April 2019
Today, in the early evening, we were very pleased to welcome the Judge from the Countryside Alliance Awards Campaign when she made her pre-arranged visit to the Dambusters Inn.
The Judges from the Countryside Alliance Awards Campaign are currently visiting all of the thirty-three Finalist Pubs for evaluation.
Greg Algar and Steve Plews had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed conversation with the Judge during the two-hour visit.
Whatever the outcome of the ‘Rural Oscars’ (Countryside Alliance Awards 2019) between now and May 2019, when the Regional Winners are to be announced, it has to be said that we feel most encouraged to have been included as an East of England Region Finalist in this exciting campaign to support and promote the enterprise of the folk living and working in our countryside.
In due course, we shall learn of the Judges’ deliberations . . .

Tuesday, 02nd April 2019
If, perchance, you just so happen to be travelling in the right parts of Essex, Hertfordshire or Norfolk, you may like to consider a visit to one (or all) of the other three of the four Regional Finalists in the East of England | PUB Category.
Just a thought . . .

Monday, 14th January 2019
All of us at the Dambusters Inn are exceedingly pleased to take this opportunity to be able to offer our sincere thanks to each one of our customers.
Dear Each One of our Customers,
You have brought the Dambusters Inn to a very happy point in its twenty-year history.
Many of you very kindly 'Nominated' the pub as a Contender in the 2019 Country Alliance Awards ( also known as the Rural Oscars ).
We have just been advised that the Pub is a Finalist in this nation-wide campaign.
The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their fourteenth year . . .
Throughout the eight regions, only thirty-three pubs have reached this ‘finalist’ stage - and only four pubs in the East of England Region - one being us.
At some time soon, Judges from the Country Alliance Awards will visit all of the thirty-three Finalist Pubs for inspection and evaluation. ( Well, someone has to do it.)
Once more, thank you, each one of our customers, for your valued help in putting the Dambusters Inn into the 2019 Country Alliance Awards Regional Finals.
This is Fun!
As the Judging begins, we wish all of our thirty-two sister pubs jolly good luck . . . and ourselves, too, of course.
. . . and finally, the Dambusters Inn sends a sincere Thank You to Awards Director, Sarah Lee and her many colleagues at Countryside Alliance Awards for their colossal effort on behalf of all of us working and living in England’s countryside.
Read about all the Regional Finalists on the Countryside Alliance website.
Country Alliance logo
Bomber, the black Labrador Mascot of the Dambusters Inn, Scampton, LINCOLN, U.K.
Events at the Dambusters Inn
Sunday, 09th June 2019 at 17:30
“If You Like That . . . Try This”
A gentle evening’s WINE TASTING when you can
to a FEW POPULAR WINES currently available
in ‘the High Street’ and enjoy the opportunity
to broaden your wine knowledge.
The celebrated Writer on Wine, Brian Elliott, has kindly agreed to present this deliciously informative social evening in association with the Dambusters Inn in support of the campaign to fund the proposed installation of a new stained glass window commemorating the One Hundred Years’ relationship of St. John the Baptist Church, Scampton with Air Station Royal Air Force Scampton.
Brian will select and provide the wines sourced from
his own suppliers.
Very generously, Brian is donating his time spent on promoting
this charitable event entirely free of charge.
TICKETS: 10·00 each. All the proceeds of the evening will be donated to the campaign to fund the design, making and installation of the Royal Air Force Scampton Stained Glass Window into the Church of St. John the Baptist, Scampton. The design work on the window by Claire Williamson is advanced and is progressing well.
TICKETS are available to book in person at the pub or . . .
by a telephone-call to the Dambusters Inn: 01522-731333.
Of necessity, and also to ensure your comfort, the total number of tickets is limited.
To learn more about him and his world of wine, do please visit Brian Elliott’s website.
To learn more about the proposed Royal Air Force One-Hundred-Years Commemorative Stained Glass Window, please visit the Scampton Church website.
To learn more about the Stained Glass Studio commissioned to design and make the commemorative window please visit Claire Williamson’s website.
Other Events

Other Events Will Be Listed Here . . .
The Lincoln Branch of CAMRA ‘Country Pub of the Year 2019’ AWARD
The Lincoln Branch of CAMRA ‘Runner–Up, Pub of the Year 2019’ AWARD
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce presented both of these Awards to the Dambusters Inn on Saturday, 18th May 2019.
Photograph Here: Exterior. Day. Dambusters Inn, Scampton. 05 April 2019
Photograph: Friday 05 April 2019

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

Presented on Saturday 07th April 2018 by Aaron Joyce, the Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA.
Exterior. Night. Dambusters Inn, Scampton.

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

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


October 2018


The airfield that was

Royal Air Force Station Ingham, 1940 until 1946,

and all the men and women who served here were almost forgotten . . .

image here: Exterior Day. Neglected buildings; formerly Royal Air Force Station Ingham, 1940 until 1946

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


Ingham Aviation Heritage Ltd. (Registered Number: 1142147. ) is a charity and all offers of help of whatever kind are warmly welcome.

The Heritage Centre is open to visitors on Sundays from 09:00 until 12:00 where you can see the impressive progress as the restoration building work continues.

The MEMORIAL GARDEN is also open to visitors on Sundays from 09:00 until 12:00.

Currently, the Heritage Centre receives sponsorship from a dozen or so organisations both local and national, including the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For full information, please visit the 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.
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: Daves 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.
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 Daln (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.