The Bustard Inn
The Bustard Inn is a beautiful Grade II-listed building with exposed stone walls and a relaxed, comfortable vibe. The food is highly regarded and a Michelin Plate Award is testament to this.
On our visit, the Sunday lunch menu offered eight starters, five mains and six puds. We skipped starters and had roast rump of Lincolnshire beef with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish hollandaise. The rump, cooked pink, was tender and full of flavour. The vegetables were well cooked and delicious. Haunch of venison (also cooked pink) was similarly tender and equally flavoursome – as was the accompanying sauce. Rauceby apple and sultana crumble with homemade custard was spot on – the crumble just the right side of acidic.
This is proper pub food, well cooked and served in a delightful restaurant. Bar meals are also available and include the Bustard Inn pulled pork burger with bacon, cheese, Cajun wedges, barbecue sauce and coleslaw. That alone sounds worth a return trip!
By Robin Stewart, regional editor
Photos: Bustard Inn Facebook page