The city of Lincoln is a beautiful historic place. Steeped in centuries of character, with winding narrow streets and imposing architecture, it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal out. The restaurant scene in Lincoln is not limited to the city centre though, as the surrounding countryside is awash with pretty villages that feature rural restaurants and traditional British pubs.
Lincoln effortlessly combines traditional with modern
Whether you prefer the modern to the traditional, are looking for somewhere to impress clients over a productive business lunch or just a quiet little restaurant for a romantic meal for two, there will be a restaurant in Lincoln and the outlying areas to suit every pocket.
In the idyllic village of Heighington is The Butcher and Beast. Offering all the warmth and tradition of a local village pub, it serves generous portions of classic British food. Seasonally updated, the menu showcases the best of local British produce and sticks firmly to its traditional roots, which judging by its popularity is exactly what the local populace want.
A classic British village pub
From the outside this is an attractive double fronted roadside pub, every inch the British village ideal with window boxes and hanging baskets. Inside, you will find wooden beams and classic spindle backed wooden chairs alongside the requisite horse brasses and roaring fire. The beer garden is exactly that; chairs and benches in a pretty garden.
The starter menu is full of old favourites such as creamy garlic mushrooms served with garlic bread or deep fried Brie wedges. Also available is a trio of prawns or crisp potato skins with melted cheese and bacon. Main courses offer a choice of steaks, with a variety of sauces and side dishes, and include a 12oz gammon steak with pineapple or egg. There are comforting dishes such steak and ale pie or beef and mushroom stroganoff or a decent list of 10oz burgers with an array of delicious toppings.
View the menu on the Go dine site
The Butcher and Beast in Lincoln is closed on Wednesdays, open for lunch and dinner the rest of the week with only a lunch service on Sundays. The food here is extremely reasonable and a 3 course meal without drinks will cost in the region of £17.00. You can view the full menu on the Go dine site as well as search through our guide to the best restaurants in Lincoln. You may surprise yourself by finding something different in an area that you thought you had covered.