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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

I have been going to pop in to this pub for long while when passing on my way home to Grimsby. Finally got the opportunity today and what a delight The pub is full of RAF memorabilia, mainly pertaining to the adjacent, now closed ,...RAF base. The landlord is clearly very passionate about his collection as it has personal family ties and memories for him We visited on a lunchtime, we were first in at midday but people soon started filtering in. The pub is clearly very popular and rightly so, a good range of ales and a varied menu serving excellent food at reasonable prices. Staff were inviting and friendly, the landlord himself was very approachable and happily shared his memories of the pub and the RAF base. For me it was like stepping back in time, songs from the war times were playing softly in the background, evoking very happy memories for me as my own father loved them and in particular, the force’s sweetheart, Vera Lynn. I have already recommended this amazing pub to family and friends. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and we will definitely return Fantastic, thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous Experience. Friendly & Welcoming Staff. Walls surrounded in History. Brilliantly presented. Food was Gorgeous and pipping hot. But BEST OF ALL. Bomber came to say Hello to us. He is so lovely. We hid him under the table when the waitress tried to take...him back to the bar. But alas, once the Scampi was gone, so was Bomber 😁 Was Bloody Good Scampi too lol xx 💯 Perfect Experience. Will definitely visit again many times xxx Thank you for YOUR Service to keeping our History alive for future Generation ❤️More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

What a lovely pub!! Obviously frequented by a loyal clientele and with good reason. We visited on a Friday lunchtime. Excellent efficient service and an excellent menu great atmosphere with I assume was the landlord talking to his guests outside of the bar. We had...fish and chips and the pie which both were exceptional. Plenty of choice on menu so would happily return to work our way through the menu!! I think booking would be advised as we did.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Superb pub! Great food, lots of history and a cozy fire! The Sunday roast was brilliant quality, great service and highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Went to my husband's works Christmas meal here last night. There were 22 of us. We were seated in the back room, overlooking the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the courtyard. The service from Steve and the front of house team was fabulous, so attentive....Didn't want for anything. The food was delicious, very well presented and good portion size. Certainly one of the best works Christmas meals we've had over the last 20 years or so. Would highly recommend The DambustersMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Fantastic pub for people with an interest in the Dambusters. Huge amount of memorabilia throughout the pub. Landlord and staff very friendly and the food is excellent, the interior very cosy. Even if you are not interested in WW2 it is still a lovely welcoming...pubMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

A must for anyone interested in the history of The Dam busters. Lots of photos and memorabillia on the walls, There is even a black Labrador walking around! Lovely ambience. The food is really delicious. Service was fast, efficient and friendly

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Just had a lunch with friends (12) absolutely superb Venue, Service, Food and a great range of beers. Everyone loved the event and voted to return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Lovely venue, staff elusive, food nice enough! Expensive for what we had - fish and chips and pie and mash!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

We had seen some good reviews on here and decided to try Sunday lunch. Very disappointing. The order came very quickly , and the waitresses were polite and helpful. But the food was poor compared to many others places we visit locally for Sunday lunch....Barely any meat ( I eat very little meat , and this left me wanting) One sprig of broccoli, one sprig of cauliflower cheese. Some carrots and green beans . Barely warm . The restaurant was full, so I thought perhaps we were being unreasonable, but as I looked at some more recent reviews, I noticed we weren’t alone on giving a negative review, which I dislike doing but felt I should as it was so poor. The landlord was a bit formidable, leaving me to think that making comment to him wouldn’t have bode very well, so we quietly ate what we could and left. The pub is interesting and I believe this is the draw , the food being a poor second.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Absolutely fantastic lunch, we both had a sandwich which was perfect, the little pot of gravy was the best! The staff made a thing for our puppy which made it extra special. The memorabilia/history in the pub is amazing and worth a look, thank you...staffMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

My girlfriend and I’ve booked the dambusters in for a Sunday lunch at the beginning of October. I’ve never been before and this was always on my list of somewhere to go as I had heard good reports. On arrival, we were shown to the...conservatory area where we were seated a table for two, and we had enough room for the dog to sit underneath the table quite happily. We ordered our drinks and then couldn’t decide between the roast beef or the pork so we ordered one of each and shared. Both meats were really tasty, and well cooked, the roast potatoes were really crispy almost to the point of being a little difficult to cut, but still really tasty. The cauliflower cheese and braised cabbage were lovely and we would’ve been happy with a bit more of that. The stuffing a pig in blanket was also good. The only downside really being the carrots and broccoli that were simply cut and boiled but that’s really splitting hairs. The Yorkshire pudding and gravy set the lunch off absolutely perfectly. For dessert I opted for the chocolate pecan pie that came with cappuccino ice cream and it was absolutely delicious. No complaints and a very good Sunday lunch all round, I would happily recommend a visit here again, and I will certainly be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

No waitresses to be found, I was left standing for 20 minutes before I was served. RIDICULOUS! I waited a further 10 minutes to receive my watered down excuse of a pint. When I asked for a replacement I was met with an aggressive NO...from the manager!!! The manager then gulped half my drink in protest that it was 'perfectly fine'. The bar staff offered me another drink but the manager poured it down the sink and screamed at them for 'disobeying his orders' I would never come again and warn others from facing the same treatment.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

For an industry that is wholly focussed on hospitality unfortunately The Dambusters is sadly lacking in that department. As has been mentioned in other reviews there is little for the passing customer who seem to be viewed as nothing but an inconvenience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Despite the cold unwelcoming look from the 'senior' looking bar tender our food was prompt and very good.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Response from siwales1979 | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog in and he was made to feel as welcome as we had been
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Response from johnksmith1000 | Reviewed this property |
Limited to about 3 or 4 on the apron in front of the pub so most people park along the road. The road is not busy as is thro road for village but always be mindful about residents right of access and turning requirements
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5