Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

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


Book into the new Dambusters Inn
Only a gentle, seven-minute walk
to the pub.

Opening Times:
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00 (new Sunday Closing Time
beginning 29th May 2022)
Monday Bank Holiday Open 12:00 – 18:00
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 Sunday 03rd July 2022.
BB BEST BITTER — from Pheasantry Brewey, East Markham.
(ABV 3·8%)
BOMB AIMER — from Greg’s Brewery, Scampton.
(ABV 3·9%)
FLORAL GOLD — from Imperial Brewery, Mexborough.
(ABV 4·0%)
HAZMAT — from Beermats Brewing Co., Winkburn.
(ABV 4·0%)
CARROT CAKE MILKSHAKE IPA — from Tiny Rebel Brewing Company, Newport.
(ABV 4·5%)
DAMSON PORTER — from Burton Bridge Brewery,
(ABV 4·5%)
RAPUNZEL — from Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Welbeck.
(ABV 4·5%)
WHITE LION — from Ashover Brewery, Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
(ABV 4·6%)
Here is a List of the Ales COMING NEXT
(listed in alphabetical order)
GUZZLER — (ABV 3·6%)
H.M.S. WARRIOR — (ABV 5·0%)
PA PALE ALE — (ABV 4·0%)
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 Friday, 12th November 2021. — Now in its Forty–Nineth 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:
Some pubs are special places of pilgrimage, and 10 visitors’ books are testament to the international reputation of this multi award-winning village local honouring the eponymous WWII squadron.
It has memorabilia displays worthy of a national museum and an annual commemorative beer festival drawing drinkers from near and far to toast the 617 heroes.
This is a proper pub, a flourishing micro-brewery and a popular food destination — a true reminder of good old England!
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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.

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 seven 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

Group Party Menu — pre-order only, please.

eight or more persons
This Group Pary Menu, updated on 11th- June 2022, may vary according to season and the availability of ingredients.
Also, please note that
the Kitchen is CLOSED on Sunday evening.
Dambusters Cheese, Spring Onion and Chive Pâté – £6·50
with Malted Brown Toast.
Prawn Cocktail – £7·50
with Malted Brown Bread and Butter.
Caesar Salad – £7·50
with Grilled Chicken, Parmesan and Croûtons.
Deep-fried Whitebait – £6·50
with Tartare Sauce and a Lemon Wedge.
Grimsby Haddock – £14·50
with Hand–Cut Chips, Mushy Peas,
Homemade Tartare Sauce and a Lemon Wedge.
Roast Chicken Breast – £16·50
with Garlic-roasted New Potatoes, Vegetables and Cote Hill Blue* Cheese Sauce.
*Cote Hill Blue Cheese from Cote Hill Farm, Osgodby, Market Rasen.
Goan Vegetable Curry – £14·50
with Wild Basmati Rice and Onion Bhaji.
(Gluten-free.) (Vegetarian.)
Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta – £14·50
with Fennel, Dill, Peas, White Wine Velouté and a Lemon Wedge.
Slow-roasted Pork Belly and Black Pudding – £16·50
with Butter Mash, Vegetables, Crispy Onions and Gravy.
Triple Chocolate Brownie – £6·50
with Chocolate Orange Ice Cream.
Eton Mess – £6·50
Belgian Waffle – £6·50
with Honeycomb Ice Cream.

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

Events at the Dambusters Inn

Dambusters Inn Events Will Be Listed Here . . .
Other Events
(updated: Monday 30th May 2022 )
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 Tuesday to Saturday and until 12:00 on Sunday)
Full English – £8·95 (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 Breakfast – £7.95 (Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Potato Puffs, two eggs — either scrambled, poached or fried — and a slice of either White or Brown Toast)
Bomber Breakfast – £3·95 (2 rashers of bacon and scrambled or fried egg)
Children's Mini Breakfast – £4.95
Toast (2 slices) – £2·20
Breakfast Omelette (Bacon and Mushrooms) – £5.95
Sausage or Bacon Bap – £4.50
Eggs or Beans on Toast £3.95
Toasted Teacake – £2.20
( THIS MENU CURRENT on Monday 30th May 2022 )
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 3:00p.m.)
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Closed over Christmas
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

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
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


Village Venture
A Monthly Magazine Serving Eleven Local Villages
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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 2022

617 Squadron Royal Air Force

A Stained Glass Window commemorating 617 Squadron Royal Air Force Bomber Command is to be installed into St. John the Baptist Church in Scampton.

The Squadron was formed here in Scampton in March 1943 explicitly to carry out a night-time attack on enemy dams in the Ruhr Valley. The mission was codenamed, Operation Chastise.

Much has been written about this particular Royal Air Force action — flown in May 1943 — the Squadron became known as the Dam Busters.


Full information about the New Stained Glass Window and this Appeal may be found on the St. John the Baptist Church website

Donations may be made via the JustGiving Crowdfunding website

(image link to YOU TUBE)

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

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.
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.