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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 and easily-worked fields, mustard growing, pig rearing, cheesemaking and arable farming have all famously been carried out here for centuries. With the help of Lincolnshire editors Elaine (north & central Lincs) and Robin (south Lincs), Great Food Club will shine a light on the best Lincolnshire restaurants, pubs, producers, farm shops and delis, with some exclusive member offers included.

  • FREE to join
  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card

Recommended businesses in Lincolnshire

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…

  • 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…

  • Cafe Portico

    A sophisticated cafe in central Lincoln that’s perfect for a relaxing coffee (or glass of wine) and a bite to eat…

  • Cote Hill Cheese

    Cote Hill hand-crafts award-winning, soft and creamy cheeses made with unpasteurised milk from cows fed on finest Lincolnshire pasture…

  • 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…

  • Exeter Arms

    A beautifully restored pub with extensive, ever-changing menus and a passion for cooking with locally farmed produce…

  • 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 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 traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

  • Hicksons of Bassingham

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

  • 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…

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

  • No. 1 Kitchen

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

  • Oldershaw Brewery

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

  • Paten & Co

    Paten & Co in Stamford is set out over three levels and incorporates an industrial look. It serves a nice selection of small plates, but bigger appetites will appreciate the charcoal oven…

  • 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 Cellar

    A treasure trove of over 200 artisan cheeses from Britain, France, Italy and Ireland, served up with knowledge and enthusiasm…

  • Teaspoon Tea Company

    This bright Grantham tea room offers lovely homemade cakes and scones alongside an excellent range of teas…

  • 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 Bustard Inn

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

  • The Cakehole

    Set in the pretty Lincolnshire village of Barrowby, The Cakehole is a small deli-café with a deservedly big fan base…

  • 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 Cholmeley Arms

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

  • The Cosy Tea Rooms

    The tiny Cosy Tea Rooms in North Scarle specialise in homemade cakes, treats, light snacks, coffees and teas…

  • 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 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 Geese & Fountain

    A traditional village inn with a rustic feel in Croxton Kerrial on the A607, serving honest, locally sourced pub food and a spectacular range of beers…

  • The George

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

  • The Green Man

    Reopened in 2016 under new ownership, The Green Man at Norton Disney has quickly established a reputation for serving great food and drink in a traditional pub setting…

  • 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 Jews House

    High quality modern British food in a stunning 900-year-old building almost in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral…

  • The Lean Pantry

    The Lean Pantry in Stamford offers a delicious and creative range of light meals including all-day breakfasts and lunches, salads and superfood smoothies…

  • The Mad Turk

    Excellent restaurant serving rustic Turkish Cypriot cuisine cooked on a coal barbecue. Delicious food and very popular…

  • The Red Lion

    A cosy and welcoming stone-built family-run freehouse in a sleepy village, offering tasty home-cooked food at reasonable prices…

  • The Six Bells

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

  • The Stamford Deli

    A lovely little town centre deli. Named best Lincolnshire Shop in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

  • 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 Hart

    Traditional country pub with rooms situated in a beautiful village, offering tasty food – the perfect spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon…

  • 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…

  • Witham Wines

    Witham Wines of Grantham produces two alcoholic drinks – Elderflower Presse and Elderflower Wine. Both are fantastic, high-quality fizzes…

  • Zada

    Zada is a Turkish restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere located in a beautiful old stone building in Stamford town centre…