The best coastal pubs to eat & drink at on the Lincolnshire Coast

Posted on: 24th June 2024
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Pubs to enjoy food and drink on the Lincolnshire Coast.

Looking for a place to enjoy a refreshing beverage and a hearty meal while exploring the Lincolnshire Coast? We have put together a selection of the best coastal pubs to refuel and refresh between your coastal adventures.

Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre

Interested in discovering the science behind the perfect pint of beer? Embark on a Batemans Brewery Tour to discover the secrets behind the popular pints. The brewery is based at Salem Bridge in Wainfleet, just 6 miles away from the seaside town of Skegness. Step inside a converted windmill to unveil the heritage and history of the family-owned business.

The guided tours, led by knowledgeable tour guides, include tasting sessions where you can sample beer ingredients. Exhibitions and displays aim to bring the brewery to life and on selected Sundays, the Brewery offers tours that conclude with a delicious carvery meal at The Old Chequers Inn, thought to be one of the oldest pubs in Lincolnshire.

Make the most of your experience and stay onsite at Batemans Brewery Cottages, a selection of self-catering accommodations.

Admiral Benbow

One of the Lincolnshire Coast’s best-kept secrets, The Admiral Benbow is a quaint pub just a stone’s throw away from the beach at Chapel St. Leonards. The pub offers an impressive selection of beers, lagers, ciders, and spirits.

Named after an English officer of the Royal Navy in the late 1600s, it features a nautically themed interior adorned with maritime artefacts, antiques, and fishing memorabilia. Enjoy outside seating on the ‘Hispaniola ship,’ a purpose-built boat on the sand where you can relish a pint overlooking the North Sea. The wood used to construct the outdoor seating was reclaimed from old breakwaters and groynes originally used on Chapel Beach.

Admiral Benbow is also pet-friendly, and makes a popular mid-walk stop-off point for families and dog walkers throughout the seasons. Enjoy a tasty treat with a range of hot and cold bar snacks and treat your furry friend to a dog menu featuring treat tubs, ice cream, and their very own dog beer!

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The Barley Mow

Set near the small village of Friskney, just South of Skegness, The Barley Mow is a quaint country pub with a modern feel. Under the same management since the late 1990s, the pub provides a homely atmosphere, welcoming visitors to enjoy high-quality homecooked food and drinks.

The Barley Mow prides itself on offering the best Sunday roasts in the area, with a range of meats and vegetarian options. The pub features a beer garden and a dog-friendly bar area. It is open from Thursday to Sunday, making it an ideal spot for a long weekend pit stop.

The Kings Head

The Kings Head is a quaint 16th-century country inn, offering traditional charm and homecooked meals. Located adjacent to the village of Theddlethorpe, the country inn is just 3 miles from Mablethorpe beach front.

Relax in the pubs authentic ambience which features a well-preserved traditional thatched roof. Serving an extensive menu, delight in home-cooked pub classics and refresh with a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits of which can be enjoyed indoors or outside in the spacious seating area.

Stay onsite and wake up to the pubs variety of delicious breakfast dishes, including the option of pancakes! Choose from a variety of accommodation, from ensuite rooms to a room with a hot tub for optimum countryside relaxation. The Inn also offers space for campervans and motorhomes with 24-hour toilet facilities.

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The Axe & Cleaver

The Axe & Cleaver is a friendly, family-run pub and restaurant offering homemade food, live entertainment, and a cosy atmosphere in the small village of Huttoft, between Sandilands and Chapel St Leonards. The pub features a large outdoor beer garden overlooking the surrounding coastal countryside alongside a children's play area.

The menu features traditional pub favourites, including sausage & mash, fish & chips, steak pies, curries, and burgers. Lincolnshire is renowned for its first-class farmland and livestock, and The Axe & Cleaver have expert local suppliers providing them with the very freshest vegetables, prime meats, and not forgetting of course a supply of Grimsby’s finest fish. The comprehensive menu offers something for everyone with many vegan and vegetarian options, a light bites menu for lunch dining, and a children's menu. The pub even offers a Doggy Dining menu with warm food for your furry companions.

Places mentioned in this blog

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Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre

An award-winning brewery tour and tasting attraction near Skegness producing renowned family-brewed Batemans beers and ales. Experience the Batemans…

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Admiral Benbow

Admiral Benbow is a unique beach-front pub with maritime theming and outdoor seating right on the beach serving a great selection of ales.

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The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow is a quaint country pub offering locally sourced meals of high-quality ingredients produced by experienced chefs, south of Skegness on…

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The Kings Head Inn

The Kings Head Inn is a traditional country pub and Inn near Mablethorpe with ensuite rooms, classic pub food and drink and motorhome facilities.


The Axe & Cleaver Pub & Restaurant

The Axe and Cleaver is a welcoming family bar and restaurant offering homecooked foods, drinks, live entertainment, and catering for special events.

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The Old Chequers Inn

The Old Chequers Inn, one of the oldest pubs in Lincolnshire serves locally sourced classic meals, and Bateman’s beer offering warmth and cosy pub…



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