“A smashin' pub” and restaurant in a village a little under six miles north of Lincoln Cathedral, serving three separate menus; Weekday Lunchtime; Weekday Evening and Sunday Lunchtime — Open: six-days-a-week all day from 12:00 until 22:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; until 23:00 Friday and Saturday and until 19:30 on Sunday. Inside, the pub’s décor is richly furnished with a private collection of paintings, photographs and memorabilia relating to one particular military action fought overnight on Sunday/Monday 16th–17th. May 1943. The collection is dedicated to commemorating the men and women who served on ‘Operation Chastise’.
To avoid confusion, the ‘Dambusters Inn’ is a Pub and Restaurant — it is not an ‘Inn’. (They do not offer overnight accommodation). Further, the pub did not exist in May 1943 when the country was in the middle of World War 2 and when, from their airfield just up the hill, No.617 Squadron Royal Air Force prosecuted ‘Operation Chastise’.
The pub's owner, Greg Algar has very successfully nurtured the pub since his arrival in November, 2009. In 2013 he created a microbrewery in the pub’s garden. At the bar, served from hand-pulled pumps and including at least one ale from Greg’s Brewery, await seven real ales. Their own recipes for ‘Pub Food’ are cooked in their kitchen — food that has earned a respected reputation. ‘Bomber’, Greg‘s black, Labrador Retriever, is everybody’s friend. Although if you happen to be wearing a large-ish hat when you walk in, he may woof at you. ‘Bomber’ will welcome your own dog (even if it is wearing a big hat). Steve Plews manages the pub. A life-long colleague, he joined forces with Greg in 2017. His arrival was somewhat serendipitous, adding a lively leap forward in the continuing success of the pub. Steve doesn’t have a dog. Alex Brufton has managed the Bar for five years and he makes it look so easy.