Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

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

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 – 24:00
Saturday 12:00 – 24:00
As a guide, here is the list of Ales serving at 12:00hrs on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
GUZZLER — from York Brewery, York (ABV 3.6%)
HENRIETTA — from Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Welbeck – – – (ABV 3.6%)
HOPHEAD — from Dark Star Brewing Co., Partridge Green (ABV 3.8%)
BOMB AIMER – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton (ABV 3·9%)
LANCASTER BOMBER – from Marston’s Beer Company, Burton upon Trent (ABV 4.4%)
PISTON BROKE – from Steam Box Brewery, Trowbridge – – (ABV 4.5%)
CYBORG from Black Hole Brewery, Burton-On-Trent (ABV 5.5%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
DANCING DRAGONFLY – (ABV 5.0%)
DECADENCE – (ABV 4·4%)
EXIT WOUND – (ABV 3·7%)
INFERNO – (ABV 4·0%)
JAIPUR – (ABV 5·9%)
OLD EMPIRE IPA – (ABV 5.7%)
PA PALE ALE – (ABV 4.0%)
SUMMER ROCKS – (ABV 4·5%)
VENUS GODIVA – (ABV 4·5%)
XX MILD – (ABV 3.0%)
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 2018 - Published on Thursday, 14th September 2017
CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2018Edited by Roger Protz, in the 2018 Edition of the Guide — the 45th Edition — the listing for the Dambusters Inn reads:
This feels like walking into a working World War II museum, full of memorabilia.
The bar proudly displays seven real ales, three of which Greg brews in the on-site brewery.
The pub is named after the famous RAF 617 squadron at Scampton, now home to the Red Arrows, who can often be seen flying over.
An annual beer festival is held in May, commemorating the Dambuster raid; 2018 is the raid’s 75th anniversary.
Oh — do pop into the loos!
. . . Well, there you have it. And the image of the Guide Book above is linked to CAMRA’s website and more information.

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.
Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2018
Monday, 11th June 2018
Judges from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have just announced that the Dambusters Inn at Scampton has been awarded the title, Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2018.
The staff at this pub were truly stunned to hear the news.
They are also thrilled to bits to have their work recognised in this way.
'Lincoln CAMRA’s top pub, the Dambusters Inn at Scampton.'
So read one recent headline.
That is quite something to continue to live up to.
This is the second Award to this pub from CAMRA this year.
Clearly, we don't get out of bed every morning seeking to win awards - the Dambusters Inn does not exist to win awards.
When you think about it, awards of all kinds are made in recognition of a high level of achievement in a given sphere; the Nobel Prize is one we all know.
Some way down the scale from the Nobel Prize come prizes awarded to your local pub.
If we ever take anything seriously, we can decide to judge it and give it marks out of ten, for instance.
Well, CAMRA takes the wellbeing of your local pub seriously.
Happily for us, this time, this pub has got their vote.
We are too aware, of course, that this does not mean that ours IS the Best Pub in the whole of Lincolnshire - only that the CAMRA ladies and gentlemen voted that it was.
You, Dear Valued Customer, will decide for yourself.
On behalf of every member of staff at the Dambusters, thank you very much indeed, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Campaign for Real Ale.
AND WE MEAN IT.
AND WE MEAN TO KEEP ON TRYING.
Bomber, the black Labrador Mascot of the Dambusters Inn, Scampton, LINCOLN, U.K.
Events at the Dambusters Inn
SATURDAY 28th JULY 2018 at 15:00 (and with music, too)
on the premises of the Dambusters Inn.
the LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA will PRESENT THEIR AWARD . . .
LINCOLNSHIRE PUB OF THE YEAR 2018
And, (can you adam and eve it?) your very own Dambusters Inn has been voted
LINCOLNSHIRE PUB OF THE YEAR 2018
The staff at this pub were truly stunned when they first heard the news.
They are also thrilled to bits to have their work recognised in this way.
This is the second Award to this pub from CAMRA during 2018.
If you possibly can, please do come and join us to celebrate this Very Happy event.
Not only that but - from approximately 16:00 - we shall have music to further lift our spirits.
So if (as we hope) you are here, please give the warmest welcome to . . .
the DREAM BEATS

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
Other Events
Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield
Lincolnshire in World War One
RAF Scampton Ethos and Heritage Centre
Visit the re-creation of a WWI Royal Flying Corps Airfield, in a former hangar at RAF Scampton
Thursday, 05th April 2018 to Friday, 31st August 2018
Biplane RAF B.E.2. landing on grassThe Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was a British single–engine tractor two–seat biplane in service with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) from 1912 until the end of World War I.

Visit the RAF Scampton website for Full Information

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed in one of the original World War II hangers. Entry is free to the general public but a Tour Application Form must be completed at least two weeks before the intended visit. This is to allow time to conduct appropriate security checks. Visitor numbers are limited and requested dates may be subject to change due to military operations, events and availability of Station Tour Guides.


The LINCOLNSHIRE STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY 2018
Saturday, 18thand Sunday, 19th August 2018
Saturday 09:00 until 19:00 and on Sunday 09:00 until 18:00
Over this weekend we shall eagerly anticipate the customary, impromptu visit from Exhibitors at this annual Rally as they take time out from the nearby Lincolnshire Showground to drive their magnificent, vintage steam–powered machines down the hill and into the village of Scampton.
It is a grand sight to see so many of these marvellous monsters lined up outside the Dambusters Inn and along the Scampton High Street
Annually, we are given this opportunity to get up close to so many of these steam–powered marvels and to talk to the enthusiastic people who keep these fine machines rolling year after year.
It is always a colourful and atmospheric bonanza for your camera and, of course, comes complete with the sounds of hissing steam–pressure along with the clunk and clang of many tons of moving metal.
If, on the day, you happen to be in the vicinity of Scampton, we heartily recommend a visit; late afternoon–onward Friday and Saturday is the best time, since the machines and their crews visit Scampton ( O.K. the Dambusters Inn ) from their weekend base at the big show up on nearby Lincolnshire Showground.
Here, you will see these machines in their natural environment; a country village; in contrast to viewing them ‘on show’ at the Rally.
Come along to the pub if you can.
Touch a piece of our History.
Visiting steam engines from the annual Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally outside the Dambusters Inn, Scampton, Lincolnshire. Saturday, 20th August 2016
For full details, please visit the Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally website and the Lincolnshire Showground website

ITEMS OF LOCAL COMMUNITY INTEREST


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

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.