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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has a rich food-and-drink heritage. With its fertile soils, food production such as mustard growing, pig rearing, cheesemaking and arable farming have all famously been carried out here for centuries. With the help of our Lincolnshire editors, Great Food Club will shine a light on the best Lincolnshire restaurants, pubs, producers, farm shops and delis, with some exclusive member offers included.

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Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • B Is For Brownie

    The most luxurious, rich, smooth and flavour-packed brownies you could hope to find – made in Rutland with single-origin chocolate…

  • Bassingthorpe Milk

    Remember when milk came in glass bottles with cream on the top? Those days are back!

  • Bowler’s Brewery

    An independent craft brewery set up by two friends and based in The Deepings on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border…

  • Brewster’s Brewery

    Brewster’s is a Grantham brewery founded by former British Brewer of the Year Sara Barton, who makes a fabulous range of innovative beers…

  • Café au Chocolat

    The taste of continental France – including amazing hot chocolates and sweet and savoury crêpes – in the centre of Stamford…

  • Café Black

    A nice little independent cafe in the centre of Stamford that serves great coffee, cakes, toasties, salad wraps, healthy brunch dishes and more…

  • Caffe Portico

    Caffe Portico is an Italian caffè & restaurant near Lincoln High Street. In 2020 it was approved by the AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana)…

  • Cholmeley Arms & Farm Shop

    A classic village pub – with farm shop on site – which has received excellent reviews from Great Food Club members…

  • Cocoa Amore Grantham

    Cocoa Amore has been a chocolate-lovers paradise in Leicester since it opened in 2013. And now, Grantham has its own shop…

  • Cote Hill Cheese

    Cote Hill handcrafts award-winning, soft & creamy cheeses made with unpasteurised milk from its cows. Check out the on-farm Cheese Shed…

  • Dennetts Ice Cream Parlour

    The Dennett family have been making ice cream since the 1920s and the parlour is the place to go to sample it…

  • Doddington Hall Restaurant, Cafe & Farm Shop

    A stunning Elizabethan mansion and gardens with an on-site restaurant, café and farm shop. A great day-out destination for food lovers, located near Lincoln…

  • Fen Farm Venison

    At Fen Farm near Sleaford, the deer are free range, well cared for and fed on Fenland grass. The result is outstanding venison…

  • Grasmere Farm Bourne

    Grasmere Farm’s Bourne shop offers not only delicious meat but baked goods from Hambleton Bakery, too…

  • Grasmere Farm Butchers Market Deeping

    A south Lincolnshire pork farm with three excellent butchers shops selling products made from meat raised, butchered and prepared at HQ, from sausage rolls to tenderloin steaks…

  • Grasmere Farm Butchers Stamford

    An award-winning south Lincolnshire pork farm with three excellent butchers shops selling products from meat raised, butchered and prepared on the farm – from sausage rolls to prime tenderloin….

  • Hambleton Bakery | Stamford

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

  • Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread

    Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread – which comes in five different varieties – is utterly delicious and comes with a great backstory…

  • Hicksons of Bassingham

    City pop-ups may be popular, but 120 years of practise makes perfect for this award-winning Bassingham butchery business…

  • Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby

    The Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby was recommended to us by two-time GFC Producer of the Year, Jane Tomlinson of Redhill Farm…

  • Jenny’s Jams

    Looking for something a little more refined to spread on your toast at breakfast? Just ask Jenny…

  • Kine

    Kine in Lincoln is a delightfully designed independent burger restaurant. The short, refined menu also features a good selection of small dishes…

  • Lambert’s Kitchen, Deli & Coffee Shop

    Lambert’s is a charming independent deli, cafe and restaurant in the centre of Stamford, run by an experienced chef…

  • Lavinton Lamb

    Delicious, top-quality, high-welfare Lincolnshire lamb produced by shepherdess Sophie Arlott at Lavinton Old Manor Farm in Lenton…

  • Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese

    Lincolnshire Poacher is a fine-quality cheese made by a family-run team using milk from their happy herd of Holstein Friesian cows…

  • Linfords Fish & Chips

    Award-winning Linfords is a Market Deeping institution that has won fans not only locally but across the UK…

  • Mill Farm Shop

    Locally-raised, tasty meat is always on the menu at family-run Mill Farm & Butchers Shop in Manthorpe…

  • Mountain’s Boston Sausage

    An award-winning sausage maker and butcher whose genuine Lincolnshire bangers are loved far and wide…

  • Mountain’s Boston Sausage at Abbey Parks Farm

    The butchery at Abbey Parks Farm run by the award-winning fourth-generation producer, Mountain’s Boston Sausage…

  • Nelson’s Butchers of Stamford

    Located in Stamford’s Red Lion Square, this is Nelson’s original butchers shop. There has been a butcher in this spot since at least 1826…

  • Nelson’s Butchers of Stamford (Broad Street)

    Nelson’s has been bringing good-quality meat to Stamford since 1924. This Broad Street shop is one of two Nelson’s outlets in Stamford town centre…

  • No. 1 Kitchen

    A bright, modern gourmet burger restaurant whose chargrilled Red Tractor-assured beef really hits the spot…

  • Orbis, Stamford

    Following on from the success of Orbis in Oakham comes one of Stamford’s newest restaurants…

  • Ovens Farm Vineyard

    Ovens Farm Vineyard is a wonderful vineyard in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The vines grow in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a south-facing slope…

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Redhill Farm of Lincolnshire raises what could well be the United Kingdom’s best pork – it is the winner of a raft of awards, including Great Food Club Producer of the Year..

  • Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail

    Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail sells free-range meat farmed by Jane and Terry Tomlinson of Redhill Farm, which is situated 20 miles away near Gainsborough…

  • Stamford Cheese & Deli

    Established in 2010, this Stamford town-centre deli stocks an exceptional range of artisan produce. It showcases some 200 cheeses…

  • The Bertie Arms

    The Bertie Arms in Uffington near is a well-run thatched pub offering good-quality food. A cosy free house, it offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere…

  • The Biltong Farm

    A shop dedicated to South African fare in the middle of Grantham is a surprising find but what a little treasure trove it is…

  • The Bronze Pig

    If you are looking for an unforgettable dining experience, The Bronze Pig, with its delicious, seasonal dishes and perfectly paired wines is the place to go…

  • The Brownlow Arms

    The Brownlow Arms in Hough-on-the-Hill feels like a Lincolnshire manor house – substantial, traditional and classically English. Just like the cooking…

  • The Bull of Deeping

    The Bull is a Grade II listed building and a popular spot for hearty roasts and a pint of Tiger…

  • The Bustard Inn

    The Bustard Inn at South Rauceby near Sleaford is a beautiful Grade II-listed building serving superbly cooked pub food…

  • The Bytham Kitchen

    Chef Andy Heaps lovingly creates pickles, chutneys and relishes from his kitchen in Bourne and offers jars that are bursting with flavour…

  • The Castle Inn

    The Castle Inn is at the centre of life in Castle Bytham and it’s not just a pub – it’s also a pantry, takeaway and now a taverna…

  • The Cheese Society

    The Cheese Society in Lincoln is a superb purveyor of cheese and a top-notch café. The team’s joie de fromage shines through…

  • The Chequers Inn

    Luxurious 17th century coaching inn, a stone’s throw from the village cricket ground and Belvoir Castle, serving award-winning food…

  • The Crown

    A bustling pub/hotel/restaurant located in the heart of historic Stamford, offering traditional British dishes with plenty of modern twists and locally sourced ingredients…

  • The Crown & Anchor

    A wonderfully cosy and friendly pub serving hearty, home-cooked food. A past winner of The Grantham Journal’s Great Food Award…

  • The Fine Food Store

    If you’re in the beautiful market town of Stamford, this independent café in the town centre is the ideal place to recharge your batteries with delicious homecooked food…

  • The Five Horseshoes at Barholm

    There’s no kitchen at The Five Horseshoes in Barholm, Lincs, so we’re not featuring it for its fine dining…

  • The Geese & Fountain

    The Geese & Fountain in Croxton Kerrial is a traditional village inn with a rustic feel. The food is hearty, honest and mainly locally-sourced…

  • The George of Stamford

    A charismatic and ancient hotel where luxury, comfort, traditional service and high quality food and drink combine…

  • The Green Man at Ropsley

    The Green Man at Ropsley is a good news story. At a time when many village pubs are closing, it’s an award-winner that’s bucking the trend…

  • The Griffin Inn, Irnham

    The Griffin Inn occupies a unique and historical setting in Irnham, south Lincolnshire…

  • The Jews House

    The Jews House offers high quality modern British food in a stunning 900-year-old building located almost in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral…

  • The King’s Head of Stamford

    The King’s Head of Stamford is a small, charming, friendly pub. It’s neat and well-cared-for, offering simple but good pub food…

  • The Mad Turk

    The Mad Turk of Stamford is a restaurant serving rustic Turkish Cypriot cuisine cooked on a coal barbecue. Delicious food and very popular…

  • The Market Gate Deli

    Grasmere Farm is a Lincolnshire institution with four butcher’s shops and there’s now a deli selling their own produce and locally sourced goodies…

  • The Red Lion

    This handsome pub in West Deeping offers elevated pub dining, well-kept ales and a welcoming, cosy atmosphere…

  • The Six Bells

    A beautifully restored, laid-back country pub serving fantastic seasonal food and drink…

  • The Tobie Norris

    This former bell foundry, with its gnarled wood beams, open fires and ancient flagstones, is one of the most characterful pubs in the UK, plus it serves good real ale, wine and food…

  • The Trickling Tap

    A ‘liquid deli’ and drinks specialist selling craft beers, wines, rare whiskies, exquisite brandies, oils, vinegars and more…

  • The White Horse

    A nicely restored ‘proper’ village local that serves good seasonal pub classics and well-kept cask ales…

  • The Wine Bar

    A relaxed wine bar in a lovely setting, offering a good selection of drinks and food supplied by a neighbouring deli. Fantastic garden, too…

  • Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop

    This family-run farm shop, butchery and cafe near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire offers home-reared pork and other seasonal produce…

  • Vines Bakery of Lincoln

    Vines Bakery on Lincoln’s Steep Hill sells delicious, slowly fermented sourdough loaves, delicious sweet treats and good coffee…

  • Zest Brewery

    Zest is a family-run Lincolnshire brewery that makes a fabulous range of beers, from zesty blondes to dark, smooth stouts…

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