Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

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

Stay Safe Keep Testing — KIT for COVID-19 Self-Test (Rapid Antigen Test) — obtainable from the Dambusters Inn

Opening Times:
Sunday 12:00 – 19:30
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
Friday 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
As a guide, here is the list of Ales serving at
12:00hrs on Saturday 18th September 2021
“ONE OF OURS” — from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton
(ABV 4·0%)
SHINE ON — from Milestone Brewery, Cromwell, Newark
(ABV 4·0%)
PUSH THE ENVELOPE — from Ferry Ales Brewery, Fiskerton
(ABV 4·1%)
SPITFIRE AMBER ALE — from Shepherd Neame Brewery, Faversham
(ABV 4·2%)
FARMERS STOUT — from Bradfield Brewery, Sheffield
(ABV 4·5%)
IPA — from Fox Brewery, Heacham, Norfolk
(ABV 5·2%)
DECIMATE — from Beermats Brewing Company, Winkburn
(ABV 5·7%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
DAMSON PORTER — (ABV 4·8%)
DECADENCE — (ABV 4·4%)
EXCELSIUS (formerly named EXCELSIOR) — (ABV 5·2%)
FARMERS BLONDE — (ABV 4·0%)
FARMERS BROWN COW — (ABV 4·2%)
FARMERS PALE ALE — (ABV 5·0%)
JAIPUR — (ABV 5·9%)
LITTLMOOR CITRA — (ABV 4·1%)
MATCHBOX APA — (ABV 5·0%)
MORE’S HEAD — (ABV 3·7%)
RAINBOWS END — (ABV 4·5%)
Below, our selection of
Award-winning
Herefordshire Craft Ciders from
CELTIC MARCHES
Wyer Croft, Bishops Frome.
For eight generations, CELTIC MARCHES have been farming two–hundred acres of luscious lined orchards in Herefordshire to bring us these
award–winning ciders — made from eight cider apple varieties, grown, pressed and then carefully blended.
The ciders are (quite obviously) not made from concentrate and they are both gluten free and vegan.
Your good health!
SLACK ALICE medium dry cider
(ABV 4·6%)
THUNDERING MOLLY medium cider
(ABV 5·2%)
ABRAHALLS AM MEDIUM medium dry cider
(ABV 6·0%)
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 celebrates fifty years 1971-2021 logo.
CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2021
Published on Thursday, 29th October 2020. — Now in its Forty–Eighth 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 2021
In the Guide, the listing for the Dambusters Inn reads:
Some pubs are special places of pilgrimage, and 10 visitors’ books are testament to the international reputation of this multi award–winning village local.
The Dambusters is a living testament to the eponymous WWII squadron, with memorabilia displays worthy of a national museum and an annual commemorative beer festival drawing drinkers from near and far to toast the 617 Squadron heroes.
This is a proper pub, a flourishing microbrewery — two beers brewed by the landlord are usually available — and a popular food destination.
Situated at the end of RAF Scampton’s runway, it is a perfect venue 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 over six 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
Events at the Dambusters Inn

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WALTER ROBINSON
(A ‘Crew’ member of the Dambusters Inn)
WILL RUN
in the

LONDON MARATHON
on Sunday 03 October 2021

If you possibly can, please support him and sponsor him in this, his personal effort to raise some funds for MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

Total raised so far at 23:38 17/09/2021: £2,225.00 Target £3,000.00

Not everyone can run twenty–six miles, but everyone can help support people with cancer.

Walter Robinson has set up a Virgin Money London Marathon fundraising page where donations to Macmillan Cancer Support may be made.

Please — have a little think about it and — sometime soon? :-) Visit Walter’s Fundraising Page

Earlier this year, Walter sent in his Application to join the Macmillan Cancer Support Running Team. In mid–April, he was thrilled to receive a telephone call from Macmillan offering him a place in the Team (one of only four-hundred places allocated to this charity in this year's London Marathon).

A MESSAGE FROM WALTER — Monday 30th August 2021

With just over a month to go, I have a lot of different emotions...

To put it simply I am extremely excited but also apprehensive.

Just recently I hit the peak of my distance training of 20 miles in the lead up to race day. It was a very tough run, but to break that barrier made me feel a lot more secure in my capability.

The training overall has been successful, I have noticed a stronger endurance in myself and an improvement in stamina.

I still can’t get my head round the event I will be running next month, I feel so grateful to have this amazing opportunity to run this race for this amazing charity at this age.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and please continue to donate anything you can to help me reach my target for this amazing charity!

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORTOfficial Charity of the Year
for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon,
taking place on Sunday 03 October.

Virgin Money GivingVirgin Money Is A Trading Name Of Clydesdale Bank PLC. and Virgin Money Giving is A not–for–profit company from Virgin Money.
Virgin Money Giving was created by Virgin Money as a result of Virgin Money’s sponsorship of the London Marathon. Having taken a look at how runners raise money, it became clear there was a better way of doing things. So Virgin Money Giving was born, as a not–for–profit alternative to other fundraising websites. Whilst you can’t do this for free, you can do it without making a profit.

Walter running the Run For All — Nottingham 10K, Sunday16 June 2019Walter Robinson
Run For All — Nottingham 10K on Sunday, 16th June 2019
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK.

(updated: Saturday 05th September 2021)
The IBCC Gardens, Memorial and Garden Café are now open.
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 – £7·25 (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)
Vegetarian option available – £4·95
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
Toasted Teacake – £1.95
( THIS MENU CURRENT on Saturday 04th September 2021 )
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 over Christmas
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 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

TWO AWARDS from Lincoln CAMRA in 2020

Lincoln CAMRA
Pub of the Year 2020 Award
Overall Winner
Lincoln CAMRA
Country Pub of the Year 2020 Award
Winner
Lincoln CAMRA Awards 2020 — Overall Winner of “Pub of the Year 2020”  and Winner of “Country Pub of the Year 2020”
Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen of CAMRA for these prestigious Awards.
Both Awards greatly uplift the spirit (so to speak) of every member of staff of the Dambusters Inn.
CAMRA celebrates fifty years 1971-2021 logo.
About the Campaign for Real Ale
Founded in 1971, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is considered one of the most successful consumer organisations across Europe.
This organisation’s mission is to promote and advocate (among other aims) the production, availability and consumption of quality real ale, cider, and perry; and to promote pubs and clubs as social centres — a part of the United Kingdom’s cultural heritage.

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

Village Venture
A Monthly Magazine Serving Eleven Local Villages
Read it online

August 2021

St. John the Baptist Church

Building Development Project

“Since before the Norman conquest Scampton Church has, through the ages, been the place where local people have gathered.
Once again, we want our church to be the place where local people come to, meet and socialise, to be entertained, and for help when they need it.”

The Building Development Project is an ambitious scheme to reorder the village church in Scampton.

The scheme will create a ‘Community Hub’ — a place and a space where the hundreds of visitors to the area each year can be better served when they visit the church and its churchyard wherein the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains a reserved part of the grounds.

Already, much essential maintenance to the fabric of the church and improvement to the facilities has been accomplished.

Quite naturally, any help that you can offer to support this exciting programme will be very welcome.

You can peruse the architects’ plans and read all about it in a gentle introduction to the scheme written by Sue.
(Rev. Sue Deacon - Local Minister, Scampton Church)
. . . on the Scampton Church website.


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.