Lunch at Butcher and Beast in Heighington.
Butcher and Beast is an old pub, built of local stone, located in the village of Heighington.
As you walk in, you are greeted by an open fire, a small bar. The fire welcome on a cold day, only problem, a blast of cold air, every time the front door opens.
The last time I ate here, a year ago, the food was not good. Had it improved?
In the past have gone into a back room, where it was very cold. Today, in the front parlour where it was bright and sunny. The back room was very dark.
Later joined by a friendly dog.
Soup was carrot and coriander, served with a bread roll and butter. Not a great favourite. It was served lukewarm. Not a great start.
Crispy prawns with salad and sweet chili dip were excellent. And served piping hot.
The gammon steak, served with chips and peas and a slice of pineapple was also excellent, though one of the gammon steaks was of a poor quality cut. The chips were fresh.
For a tiny pub, with a very tiny bar, a surprising wide choice of real ales. A Bateman tied pub, therefore most were sourced from Bateman. I chose one which I think was called Taylor’s Landlord.
The barman, did not know how to serve. Very cloudy, but soon settled down laving a beautiful amber colour.
Heighington is a Lincolnshire village of stone cottages, not far from Lincoln. Its only tea shop closed a couple of years ago. The Post Office has also closed. There is now a tiny Post Office counter in the local Spar shop. Also hidden at the back of the Spar shop is the local butcher, one of the best in the country. It is worth a visit, for his Lincolnshire sausages.