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 21:00hrs on Thursday, 21st June 2018
HOPHEAD – from Brewster’s Brewery, Grantham (ABV 3.6%)
DAMBUSTERS ALE – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton – – – – (ABV 3.8%)
INFERNO – from Oakham Ales, Woodston (ABV 4.0%)
THE REV. JAMES GOLD – from S. A. Brain & Company, Cardiff (ABV 4.1%)
LANCASTER BOMBER – from Marston’s Beer Company, Burton upon Trent (ABV 4.4%)
LINCOLN SQ – from Manchester Brewing Co., Ardwick – – – (ABV 4.6%)
UPON THE HORIZON – from Rudgate Brewery, Tockwith, York – (ABV 4.7%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
BB BEST BITTER – (ABV 3.8%)
BIG UP – (ABV 4.8%)
DECADENCE – (ABV 4.4%)
HOPHEAD – from Brewster’s Brewery, Grantham (ABV 3.6%)
ROLL IN THE HAY – (ABV 4.0%)
THE REV. JAMES GOLD – (ABV 4.1%)
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 . . .
GREGS 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 interesring 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 Mhne 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
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 CAMRAs 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.
Monday, 11th June 2018
Events at the Dambusters Inn

SATURDAY 07th APRIL 2018
PRESENTATION of the LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA ‘PUB OF THE YEAR 2018’ AWARD
The Dambusters Inn at Scampton has been awarded the title, Lincoln Pub of the Year 2018.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, presented the Award to the Landlord, Greg Algar and his staff shortly after 15:00 on Saturday 07th April 2018
IMAGE HERE: Exterior. Day. A View from the Dambusters Inn garden. 14 June 2018
A View From the Dambusters Inn Garden - Thursday 14th. June 2018 - (1/250 sec. f/4)
Monday 12th March 2018 14:00 GMT
CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE AWARD
Lincoln Pub of the Year 2018
It is a sobering experience to be awarded the accolade, ‘Lincoln Pub of the Year 2018’ by the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).
Every member of staff at the Dambusters Inn has done a grand job towards making this pub worthy of CAMRA’s attention.
The aim of the Team at the Dambusters is very much inline with CAMRA’s ongoing campaigns for promoting community life through the historic network of British pubs and, as its name implies, to support and expand the production of Real Ale throughout this country.
Paramount of course, are our Customers; these are the people who actually make it all happen.
Over the course of the past nine years, our customers have responded magnificently to every effort that we have made to create a place where they can completely relax and enjoy some leisure time.
It is worth noting that many of our customers are visitors from countries thousands of miles distant from Scampton, as our library of seven Visitors’ Books vividly illustrates. These books clearly chart the pub’s progress since 2009.
So, to mis-quote Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol, ‘Sincere thanks to all of us, each and every one.’
And of course, our sincere thanks to CAMRA for its ceaseless, pioneering efforts on behalf of us all; Customers and Staff alike. Indeed, without CAMRA it is not an exaggeration to suggest that we might not even be here today.
Now, if a pub can possibly possess an ‘ethos’, the Dambusters Inn has a very simple ethos; ‘keep it simple.’
Today, at this pub, much encouraged by this Award - we move on.
Every single day.

THE LINCOLN BRANCH of CAMRA ‘PUB OF THE YEAR 2017’ AWARD
The Dambusters Inn at Scampton has retained its title as Lincoln Pub of the Year.
The Lincoln branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) voted based on the quality of the beer, atmosphere, service and community focus.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, presented the Award to the delighted Dambusters Inn Team headed by Greg Algar at 15:00 on Saturday, 08th April 2017
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
On Saturday 23rd April 2016, Aaron Joyce, Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA, presented the Award.
This jolly event was very well supported and was blessed with glorious sunshine.
Exterior, Dambusters Inn. Customers celebrate CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD. 23 April 2016
Other Events
The proceeds from this event will go to support the work of
SCAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
High Street, Scampton, LN1 2SD
FAMILY FUN DAY
on
Saturday, 30th June 2018
from 11:00 until 14:00
on the Playing Field at The School
EVERYONE is WELCOME
ENTRY is FREE
CHILDREN'S RACES from 10:30 . . .
AND YOU CAN ENTER ON THE DAY
Some of the Many Attractions:
  • A Barbeque
  • Refreshments
  • Games
  • Stalls
  • A Bouncy Castle
  • Beat the Goalie
  • Face Painting
  • A Treasure Hunt
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 colorful 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


Welcome to Dave’s Daily Bread
Artisan Breads AGA home baked at the 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: Daves 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 Daln (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.

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