Lincoln village pub wins county title

The Dambusters Inn in Scampton beat off local competition to pick up the titles of Lincolnshire Pub of the Year 2018.

As previously reported, it was also named Lincoln pub of the year for the third time in a row by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) earlier this year.

Judges from CAMRA visited the winning pubs, including runner-up the Brown Cow at Louth, from each of the CAMRA branches in the county and assessed the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.

Landlord Greg Algar, who has been in charge since 2009, has increased the number of hand pumps and installed a microbrewery behind the pub to produce house beers.

The pub’s unique collection of memorabilia and information about the 617 Squadron and the famous bombing raid are among the highlights at the award-winning pub.

Lincoln CAMRA chairman Aaron Joyce said: “We’re delighted that the Dambusters is getting the recognition it deserves. This is the third year running that it has been our local winner and now it’s gone one better. Greg and his team do a great job.”

The Dambusters Inn will now go forward to the East Midlands round of the competition, where it will be up against the best pubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Inside the Dambusters Inn in Scampton