Saturday, 22 October 2011

Imps, Louth and Pie

A week after climbing the heights of Snowdon we headed for the lowlands of sunny Lincolnshire and Louth. This gave us the opportunity to visit great friends in Lincoln and Cleethorpes. We stayed in a self catering barn conversion surrounded by fields on the edge of Louth.

We had a great time with the Greens in Lincoln and and a smashing time with the Grimsby contingent. We would thank them both for their hearty welcome and tips about what to see and do whilst in the fine county of Lincolnshire. Except we did ignore all advice and visit Skeggy, briefly.

Recently "The county has just been voted the UK's favourite food spot (pipping Cornwall) in a public poll to mark the start of British Food Fortnight " and it is easy to see why. Being one of the capitals of pork production in the country leads to a high standard and quantity of pork related products especially in the PIE area!

We came across Browns Restaurant & Pie Shop on the appropriately named Steep Hill close to Lincoln Cathedral/Castle. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to sample their wares and instead consoled ourselves with purchases of Pork and Stilton Pie, Lincolnshire sausage and Pork scratchings by the the bucketload from an extremely convenient Butchers shop (Elite Meats) nearby.
They also do a 2lb Pork Pie reason enough in itself to revisit Lincolnshire!

We also enjoyed some splendid walks, Fish/chips, Star gazing, Magna Carta, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, Skeggy, Scartho, quietness, XXB and great company.

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