Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

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

Holiday Opening Times:
24th December, Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
Food serving on 24th 12:00 until 16:30
and then 17:30 until 20:30
25th December, Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00 BAR ONLY
* * * Food - No Service on 25th * * *
26th December, Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Food serving on 26th 12:00 - 15:00
27th December, Friday 12:00 - 23:00
Food serving on 27th 12:00 until 16:30
and then 17:30 until 20:30
28th December, Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Food serving on 28th 12:00 until 16:30
and then 17:30 until 20:30
29th December, Sunday 12:00 - 19:30
Food serving on 29th 12:00 - 15:30
30th December, Monday CLOSED
31st December, Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Food serving on 31st 12:00 - 15:00
— 2020 —
01st January, Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Food serving on 01st 12:00 - 15:00
02nd January, Thursday NORMAL OPENING TIMES
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
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
As a guide, here is the list of Ales serving at
12:00hrs on Sunday 15th December 2019
SCAMPTON ALE – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton
(ABV 3·6%)
WOODFORDE’S WHERRY – from Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick
(ABV 3·8%)
WHITE RAT – from The Rat Brewery, Huddersfield
(ABV 4·0%)
MOONSHINE – from Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield
(ABV 4·3%)
PLUM PORTER – from Titanic Brewery, Burslem
(ABV 4·9%)
TRAF·ALGAR – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton
(ABV 5·0%)
PALE RIDER – from Kelham Island Brewery, Sheffield
(ABV 5·2%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
ABBOT RESERVE – (ABV 6·5%)
AN HOWL – (ABV 5·6%)
AY UP – (ABV 3·9%)
BELOW ZERO – (ABV 4·1%)
DAMBUSTERS ALE – (ABV 3·8%)
EVIL ELF – (ABV 4.0%)
EXCELSIUS (formerly named EXCELSIOR) –
(ABV 5·2 %)
SCAMPTON ALE – (ABV 3·6%)
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 2020
Published on Thursday, 12th September 2019. — Now in its Forty–Seventh Edition, the Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.
CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2020
In the Guide, the listing for the Dambusters Inn reads:
Award–winning village pub named after the RAF 617 squadron.
The walls are adorned with RAF memorabilia, and the toilets
are a must–see.
An annual beer festival is held in May around the anniversary of the Damusters raid.
Two beers brewed by the landlord are always on the bar.
The pleasant beer garden is adjacent to the runway at RAF Scampton — perfect for plane spotting.
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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.
CHRISTMASTIDE 2019 MENU
Available from Tuesday 03rd December until Saturday 21 st December
Two Courses: £19·50 — Three Courses: £23·00 Gluten Free symbolGluten Free Upon Request
Reservations: 01522 731333 – We respectfully ask for a deposit of £10·00 per head.
During the Festive Season – Tuesday 03rd December until Saturday 21st December –
our Christmastide Menu 2019 will be available – with Prior Booking, – Tuesday to Saturday.
Leek and Potato Soup ( GF / V )
Garlic Mushrooms with Crushed Walnuts and Stilton Cheese ( GF )
Homemade Chicken Liver, Smoked Bacon and Brandy Pâté ( GF )
Smoked Salmon and King Prawn Cocktail ( GF )
Lincolnshire Roast Turkey ( GF )
with Sage and Onion Stuffing, Pig in Blanket and Gravy
Herb Crusted Fillet of Salmon ( GF )
with a Tomato Sauce
Lamb Shank
with Rosemary and Red Wine
Homemade Nut Roast ( GF / V )
with Melting Goats’ Cheese and Cranberry Compôte
All Served With Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Parsnips and Seasonal Vegetables ( GF )
Traditional Christmas Pudding ( GF )
with Brandy Sauce
Chocolate Brownie ( GF )
with a Chocolate Sauce and Black Cherry Ice Cream
Vanilla Cheesecake ( GF )
with Fruit Compôte and Festive Ice Cream
Please consult a member of staff regarding Gluten Free options, Food Intolerance or Allergy.
Events at the Dambusters Inn
On Friday 13th December 2019 — following the singing of Christmas Carols and Christmas Songs and ...
In support of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) . . .
we auctioned a newly–completed Painting generously donated by Artist, Kimberley Pickett.
The Painting, ‘Red One’, was sold for £280·00 (two–hundred–and eighty pounds).
This Event was also held in support of The Nomad Trust.
Further to the Auction of Kimberley’s painting, young Polly gracefully circulated amongst the packed and generous audience with her bucket and the lovely people contributed £100·00 (one–hundred pounds) to boost this appeal for the two charities.
The total sum raised on this evening was a heart–warming £380·00 (three-hundred and eighty pounds)
This sum will be equally divided to provide a donation of £190·00 (one–hundred and ninety pounds) to each of the two charities.
Friday the thirteenth proved to be a Grand Evening for a Grand Cause so generously supported by the Grand People who were able to attend.
Without exception; THANK YOU and THANK YOU to each one of you here on this evening for your goodwill and kindness.
Now, back to the Artwork ...
This original painting is a commissioned work and was signed and dated by the artist.
Title: Red One
Dimensions (unframed): width=280mm. height=355mm.
Dimensions (framed): width=380mm. height=458mm.
Technique: Acrylic on Canvas — The Artwork is supported on board.
Making this artwork yet more special, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Leader - Red 1 - Squadron Leader Martin Pert has very generously signed the back of the framed work.
The painting was framed by Mal Reynolds.
Bespoke picture framing by Mal Reynolds, GCF Adv. of Harlequin Frames – Welton – LN2 3ND
THE TWO MAGES BELOW SHOW THE PAINTING FRAMED AND UNFRAMED
a recent painting (framed) acrylic on canvas, by Kim Pickett
a recent painting, acrylic on canvas, by Kim Pickett
If you would like to commission Kimberley,
please e–mail her at:
KimberleyPickettART@outlook.com

Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Leader Red 1
Squadron Leader Martin Pert
has very generously signed the back of the framed painting —
so adding an extra, very special touch to this work.
Thank you very much, sir!
Photograph: Exterior. Day. Summer. Portrait of, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Leader - Red 1 - Squadron Leader Martin Pert.
Logo for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
Other Events
Hub Café
To sustain and fortify you
during your Memorable visits (all–year–round) to the International Bomber Command Centre.
Image here. Interior. Day. July 2019. Wide shot of Hub Café in The Chadwick Centre at the IBCC in Lincoln, United Kingdom. - The Centre is named in honour of Roy Chadwick, designer of the Lancaster Bomber.
Hub Café Menu
. . . and this is only the BREAKFAST Menu (Available All Day)
Full English – £6.95 (2 sausages, 2 bacon rashers, 1 egg either scrambled, poached or fried, mushrooms,
baked beans, grilled tomato and a slice of either white or brown toast)
Full English Vegetarian option available
Bomber Breakfast – £2.95 (2 rashers of bacon and scrambled or fried egg)
Toast (2 slices) – £1.95
Breakfast Omelette (bacon and mushrooms) – £3.95
Sausage, Bacon or Egg Roll – £2.95
( THIS MENU CURRENT on 10th DECEMBER 2019 )
View the Full and Extensive, Hub Café Menu on the
International Bomber Command Centre website

International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill, Lincoln, LN4 2HQ
telephone: 01522 514755
Opening Times:
Open six days a week Tuesday to Sunday 9:30a.m. until 5:00p.m.
(last entry to the Exhibition 4:00p.m.)
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Closed from 24th December to 27th December 2019 and 31st December 2019 to 1st January 2020
Countryside Alliance Awards 2019
East of England Region
(Pub Category)
REGIONAL CHAMPION
the Dambusters Inn

Please meet the Team of twenty-two people who work at this Pub. They all recognise the significance of this important Award and are mightily uplifted to know that it was their customers who made it happen.

This significant Award is, in effect, a ‘thank you’ to our Team from our Faithful Customers.

Quite naturally, our Team responds with sincere thanks to our Faithful Customers for their generous response and to The Countryside Alliance for mounting this nationwide campaign promoting the wellbeing of ‘everything countryside’.

The Award was presented on Wednesday, 19th. June 2019 in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords, London. Greg Algar (Director), Steve Plews (Manager), Simon Carter (Head Chef) and Alex Brufton (Bar Manager) attended.

Abbie Healy

Abbie Wain

Alex Brufton

Andy Lambley

Bradley Bell

Cheryl Downes

Cynyr Jones

Ellie Jones

George Osmond

Gill Frith

Greg Algar

Jack Osmond

James Staddon

Josh Kenny

Kim Pickett

Laura Wilkinson

Sam Defraine

Simon Carter

Skye Bell

Steve Plews

Teah Kenny

Walter Robinson


THE COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS 2019 ( the Rural Oscars ) — the story:

In late 2018, ‘Nominations’ were sent to The Countryside Alliance by many of our customers.

Our customers wrote their recommendations, completed Nomination Forms and submitted them to the Countryside Alliance ‘Rural Oscars’ Campaign.

In January 2019, the Regional Finalists were announced — throughout the eight regions, only thirty–three pubs had reached this ‘Finalist’ stage — and only four of those pubs are in the East of England Region — one of them being the Dambusters Inn.

During March–April 2019, Judges from the Countryside Alliance Awards Campaign visited all of the
thirty–three Finalist Pubs for evaluation.

On 05th April 2019, the Judge visited the Dambusters Inn where Greg Algar (Director) and Steve Plews (Manager) were interviewed.

On 10th May 2019, the Regional Winner in the East of England Pub Category was published on the Campaign website — the Dambusters Inn had won the East of England title.

On 11th May 2019, in the post — arrived the official invitation . . . “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.”

On Wednesday 19th June 2019 - see image below - left-to-right:
Steve Plews (Manager ) Simon Carter, (Head Chef) Greg Algar, (Director) and Alex Brufton, (Bar Manager) attended the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords, London, to receive the WINNERS AWARD (in the Pubs category — East of England Region) at the reception held to celebrate the winners of the Countryside Alliance Awards 2019.

ON THE DAY

Logo of www.countryside-alliance.org

proof image: Copyright © Anderson Photography, 132 Trinity View, Caerleon, Newport, South Wales NP18 3SW
Purchase Images of The Day from Anderson Photography.


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

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


September 2019

Royal Air Force
Commemorative
Stained Glass Window

A new stained glass window is to be made for St. John the Baptist Church in Scampton, Lincolnshire.

Claire Williamson of CW Glassworks is the designer of this stained glass window and will work alongside her husband Ian who runs ME Stained glass.

It is intended that the design in the window will record the one-hundred years’ relationship between St. John the Baptist Church and the Royal Air Force base in Scampton. Further, the window will be dedicated to and preserve the memory of all Royal Air Force personnel who have served our country during the years 1918 to 2018.

To raise the target sum of £23,927·00 required to finance this project, a ‘crowdfunding’ campaign has been launched with JustGiving.com.

IMAGE HERE - Ian Freshney at his workbench wokrking on a window restoration project.

FULL DETAILS of THE CAMPAIGN are published on the
JustGiving website and on the
St. John the Baptist Church website.

To see something of the fine work of Claire Williamson
and Ian Freshney, you may enjoy visiting their websites . . .

IMAGE HERE - Claire Williamson of Claire Williamson Glassworks at light desk.


October 2018

RAF INGHAM HERITAGE CENTRE

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

RAF INGHAM HERITAGE CENTRE

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.
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.
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