Gastronomical LincolnshireView map
Knives and forks at the ready
kay, so Lincolnshire might not come top of the list when you’re planning your next gourmet getaway. But did you know that it’s home to the UK’ smallest restaurant to have a Michelin star?
Harry’s Place is exactly what the name suggests – an eatery in the front room of the eponymous host’s terraced Georgian home in the village of Great Gonerby. After a warm welcome from Harry Hallam and his super-friendly wife Caroline, you can work your way through a menu including wild Scottish smoked salmon with vodka crème fraîche – and other treats.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg (or sugary meringue) when it comes to gastronomical exploration in these parts. Head north from here, towards Kirton-in-Lindsey, and you’ll find Mount Pleasant Windmill.
The building itself dates back to 1875 and – as you might have guessed – was once a flour mill. What you might not expect, though, is that it’s been restored to full working order and now grinds organic grains for the True Loaf Bakery, which are then turned into delicious breads and cakes onsite.
Why not pick up a loaf and accompany it with some local goodies from the Farmer’s market in Brigg, which is held on the fourth Saturday of every month? It’s just the stuff to fill you up for a day’s sightseeing.
Worth a look is nearby Barton-upon-Humber, where the Waters’ Edge Visitor’s Centre has live video feeds of the animals and birds around the park. And after a day of fresh air, how about a homemade meal at the family-friendly Blue Bell pub?
That is, of course, assuming you’re hungry again.