Dambusters Inn Scampton

23, High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire, LN1 2SD — Telephone: +44 (0) 1522 731333

Opening Times:
Sunday 12:00 – 18:30
Monday bank holiday 12:00 – 18:30
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 Tuesday 18th June 2024.
BUCKEYE — from Rooster’s Brewing Co. Knaresborough.
(ABV 3·5%)
DAMBUSTERS ALE — from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton.
(ABV 3·8%)
HARVEST PALE — from Castle Rock Brewery, Nottingham.
(ABV 3·8%)
PILGRIM — from Pheasantry Brewey, East Markham
(ABV 3·9%)
WICKED BLONDE — from Horncastle Ales,
Old Nick’s Tavern, Horncastle.
(ABV 3·9%)
BG SIPS – from Blue Monkey Brewery, Nottingham.
(ABV 4·0%)
HALLERTAU BLANC — from Ashover Brewery, Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
(ABV 4·2%)
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
Below, our selection of
Herefordshire Craft Ciders from
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%)
(ABV 5·2%)
ABRAHALLS AM MEDIUM medium dry cider
(ABV 6·0%)
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.
Published on Thursday, 28th September 2023. — Now in its Fifty-first 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.

In the Guide, the listing for the Dambusters Inn reads:
This thriving village pub/restaurant is packed with memorabilia and prints relating to the famous bombing raid. Murals add to the wartime feel.
The front extension has a roof terrace and [, at the rear,] bi-fold doors open onto a patio.
The eight hand pumps offer an ever-changing selection of ales, many from local breweries.
An annual beer festival is held around the anniversary of the Dambusters mission.
Local CAMRA Pub of the Year on numerous occasions.
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The reviews in the Guide are based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members.
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 seventy-fifth 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

Vegan Menu — Tuesday to Sunday
available at all serving times

This menu, updated on Monday 01st May 2023,
will vary according to season and
the availability of ingredients.
Sautéed Garlic Mushroom. – £6·50
on Malted Brown Bread.
(Gluten-free option available.)
Tempura Vegetables. – £6·50
with Sweet Chilli Sauce.
Homemade Apricot and Cashew Nut Roast. – £14·50
with Roasted New Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage and Vegetable Gravy.
Sausage and Chips. – £13·50
with Crispy Onions, Garden Peas and Vegetable Gravy.
Vegetable and Bean Chilli Con Carne. – £13·50
with Braised Basmati Rice and Jalapeño.
Baked Falafel Salad. – £15·50
with Sweet Chilli Sauce.
Banana and Cinnamon Cake – £6·50
with Mango Sorbet.
Belgian Waffle – £6·50
with Chocolate Sauce and Caramel Ice Cream.

Please consult a member of staff regarding
Gluten Free options, Food Intolerance or Allergy

Group Party Menu — pre-order only, please

fourteen or more persons
Two Courses £22·50 — Three Courses £28·50
This Group Pary Menu, updated on 02nd January 2024, may vary according to season and the availability of ingredients.
Also, please note that
the Kitchen is CLOSED on Sunday evening.
Creamy Garlic and Herb Mushrooms
on Malted Brown Toast with Dambgusters Cheese.
(Gluten-free option available.)
Roasted Plum Tomato and Oxtail Soup
with Buttered Malt Brown Bread.
(Gluten-free option available.)
Deep-fried Smoked Brie
with Tomato Relish and Dressed Salad.
Prawn Cocktail
with Dressed Salad, Lemon and Buttered Malt Brown Bread.
(Gluten-free option available.)
Grimsby Haddock (Battered) or (Baked, gluten-free)
with Hand-cut Chips, Mushy Peas,
Homemade Tartare Sauce and a Lemon Wedge.
Steak and Ale Pie
with Butter Mash, Vegetables and Gravy.
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Ravioli
with Herb Cream, Toasted Pine Nuts and Aged Parmesan.
Beef Chilli Con Carne
with Wild Basmati Rice, Cheese, Sour Cream and Jalapeño.
Slow-roasted Pork Belly, Lincolnshire Sausage and
Black Pudding
with Butter Mash, Vegetables, Crispy Onions and Gravy.
Triple Chocolate Brownie
with Chocolate Sauce and Honeycomb Ice Cream.
Belgian Waffle
with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Boozy Berry Eton Mess.
(Vegetarian.) (Gluten-free.)

Please consult a member of staff regarding
Gluten Free options, Food Intolerance or Allergy.

(updated: Tuesday 02nd January 2024 )

For Your Special Occasion
Our Buffet Menu

The Gibson £15·50
           (per person)
Brownie Bites
Hamburger Crostini
Mini Beef Yorkshires
Moroccan Cauliflower Bites
Pipers Crisps
Pork Pie
Prawns in Filo
Sandwiches — A Selection
Sausage Rolls
Quiche — A Selection
The Wallis £20·50
          (per person)
Brownie Bites
Hamburger Crostini
Mini Beef Yorkshires
Moroccan Cauliflower Bites
Pipers Crisps
Pork Pie
Prawns in Filo
Sandwiches — A Selection
Sausage Rolls
Quiche — A Selection
Breaded Garlic Mushrooms
Duck Spring Rolls
Vegetable Samosas
Events at the Dambusters Inn
Dambusters Inn Events Will Be Listed Here . . .

Other Events
(updated: Tuesday 21st May 2024)
Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
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 – £9·85 (2 Lincolnsire sausages, 2 bacon rashers, 1 egg either scrambled or fried, mushrooms, baked beans, grilled tomato and a slice of either white or brown toast)
Vegetarian Breakfast - £8.75 (Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Potato Puffs, two eggs — either scrambled or fried — and a slice of either White or Brown Toast)
Bomber Breakfast – £4·35 (2 rashers of bacon and scrambled or fried egg)
Toast (2 slices) – £2·65
Breakfast Omelette (Bacon and Mushrooms) - £6.55
Sausage or Bacon Bap - £4.95
Eggs or Beans on Toast £4.35
Toasted Teacake – £2.65
( THIS MENU CURRENT on Tuesday 21st May 2024 )
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:
Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am until 5:00pm
(last entry to the Exhibition 4:00p.m.)
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Closed from 25th December 2024 to 02nd January 2025
Countryside Alliance Awards 2019
East of England Region
(Pub Category)
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.


Logo of www.countryside-alliance.org

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The Lincoln Campaign for Real Ale
Country Pub of the Year Competition 2022

Dambusters Inn

IMAGE HERE: Award — WINNER — Lincoln Campaign for Real Ale Country Pub of the Year Competition 2022
Signed: Aaron Joyce, Branch ChairmanIMAGE HERE: CAMRA celebrates fifty years 1971-2021 logo.

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
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

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

Presented on Saturday 07th April 2018 by Aaron Joyce, the Chairman of the Lincoln Branch of CAMRA.
Exterior. Night. Dambusters Inn, Scampton.

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

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


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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.
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