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The Bustard Inn & Restaurant

Grade II listed pub with award-winning cooking

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

Situated above Lincoln Edge, at the heart of a pretty stone-built estate village, this imposing building dates from 1860. The pub’s name is based on the legend that the last indigenous great bustard was shot nearby in 1845 by the local lord of the manor. In the beer garden and courtyard, sample a pint of Cheeky Bustard or Batemans Gold. The light and airy interior is divided between the bar and an elegant restaurant, with dressed stone walls, beamed ceiling and tapestry chairs; an ornate oriel window looks out on to the lovely garden. Head chef Phil Lowe’s AA-Rosette cooking draws on local produce where possible. There’s a snacking and sharing menu, or look to the full menu for the likes of smoked salmon with pickled cucumber followed by pan-fried chicken with Stilton dumpling. The words ‘sticky toffee’ and ‘bread and butter pudding’ are easily spotted in the list of favourite desserts.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11 (Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-3.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Batemans Gold, Riverside Cheeky Bustard, Milestone Loxley Ale
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

A15 from Lincoln. Right onto B1429 for Cranwell, 1st left after village, straight across A17 to South Rauceby

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