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
Thursday, 08th. March 2018 21:34 GMT
It has just been announced that The Dambusters Inn has been voted Lincoln Pub of the Year 2018 by the Lincoln Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)
PLEASE COME AND JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION
SATURDAY 07th APRIL 2018
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 that 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.
As a guide, here is the list of Ales serving at 21:00hrs on Tuesday, 17th April 2018
DAMBUSTERS ALE – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton – – – – (ABV 3.8%)
‘MINE GONE! ’ – from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton (ABV 3.9%)
‘OLD GOLDEN HEN’ – from Morland (Greene King, Bury St Edmunds) (ABV 4.1%)
FIRESIDE – from Ilkley Brewery, Ilkley (ABV 4.2%)
DECADENCE – from Brewsters Brewing Co., Grantham – – – (ABV 4.4%)
CWTCH – Welsh Red Ale, from Tiny Rebel Brewing Company, Newport (ABV 4.6%)
DRAGON FIRE – from Settle Brewing Co., Settle (ABV 5.0%)
COMING NEXT . . .
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
BLACK JESUS – (ABV 4.5%)
DANCING DRAGONFLY – (ABV 5.0%)
‘OLD HOPPY HEN’ – (ABV 4.2%)
‘OLD SPECKLED HEN’ – (ABV 5.0%)
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 . . .
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.
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.
Events at the Dambusters Inn

SATURDAY 07th APRIL 2018 – PRESENTATION of 2018 AWARD
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: Interior. Day. Dambusters Inn. c.February 2018

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
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.


RAFMC DAM BUSTERS MINI RUN 05th/06th MAY 2018

Over this weekend, as many as fifty BMC Mini Cars of the Royal Air Force Mini Club will be travelling around LINCOLN. This is a two-day event visiting the historic locations involved in the famous Dam Buster mission, 'Operation Chastise'.
The Dambusters Inn in Scampton, is officially on the route of this commemorative event.
On Sunday 06th May, at approximately 'late lunchtime', the Minis will stop briefly in Scampton to visit the Dambusters Inn.
The Run will begin Saturday, 5th May on the edges of Lincoln and end with a country blast (via a brief visit to the Dambusters Inn) to the Derwent Dam on Sunday the 6th May.
Participants in the Run have been encouraged to 'dress appropriately for Bomber Command missions', so this particular Sunday lunchtime at the pub promises to be an exciting photo-opportunity for any onlooker with a camera
The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA)
is the organiser of
Dam Busters Mini Run 2018
'We are the charity that supports the RAF family'

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