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Heart of the Fens

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If you’re looking for a unique and exciting day that’s not all about shopping, Springfields Outlet Shopping is the perfect destination. The outlet shopping centre in Spalding has come a long way over the past 10 years and is arguably the East of England’s premier retail and leisure destination. There are more than 50 big name outlet stores to browse, offering up to 75% off normal retail prices. However, Springfields offers so much more – including fantastic food, award winning festival gardens and free wi-fi in a relaxed environment offering something for everyone. If shopping is your thing, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with outlet stores from massive names such as Fat Face, Next, M&S, Skechers, Ernest Jones Outlet Collection, Gap, Radley, Bench and Clarks. Springfields is constantly evolving, with more big names expected.

Take time to explore the relaxing environment by stopping off for a mouth-watering choice of cafes and restaurants. Call into the opulent surroundings of the Noshery restaurant in the Home and Garden Centre for a traditional cream tea or your choice of fresh and tasty home cooked seasonal dishes. While here make sure you look at the exclusive range of luxury gifts and homeware – perfect for that country house look. The Home and Garden Centre also stocks a vast range of garden furniture and barbecues as well as everything you need to maintain your garden. For a quick pit stop head to Costas, Subway or Starbucks with its fantastic seating area. Alternatively make a night of it with a meal and drinks at The Kitchen or Frankie and Benny’s.

Springfields’ famous gardens are not to be missed. Wander around 25 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns and exciting sculptures, dazzling water features and of course tulips! They’re the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by. As a winner of the Rolls Royce International Property Awards, the gardens introduce members of the public, amateur gardeners and enthusiasts to a wide range of horticultural experiences. These include celebrity designed gardens: A Lifetime Ahead by Kim Wilde, Jungle Island by Charlie Dimmock, as well as formal gardens, woodland areas, wetlands, the Senses Garden and the Memorial, Sun Dial and Founders Gardens. There are also Display Fountains combining music and water for wonderful shows.

These gardens provide the perfect location for many of all events throughout the year. With a Summer, full of entertainment, a celebrity Christmas lights switch on and our infamous firework display where thousands attend, these gardens certainly add to the feel of Springfields. Children love following the red and blue tulip routes around the Festival Gardens on the Springfields Activity Walks, specially designed to keep them occupied with fun activities and challenging, educational questions. There’s plenty of outdoor space for visitors to enjoy, including and outdoor play area. Don’t miss a ride on our miniature trains around the site or combine your visit to Springfields with a trip to picturesque market town of Spalding on the unique water taxis. Become a Springfields VIP member and save even more with an additional 10% off at most of our stores. By becoming a member, you receive regular communication informing of you of what is going on at Springfields. To register go to www.springfieldsshopping.co.uk For further information please feel free to contact us on 01775 760909, email enquiries@springfieldsshopping.com or visit www.springfieldshsopping.co.uk. Our normal opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, late night Thursdays until 8pm with FREE parking after 6pm, Saturday 9am -6pm, Sundays 11am-5pm and public holidays 10am-6pm.


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Welcome to the 2017 Visit Spalding Guide. Spalding is a beautiful, friendly, bustling market town set in the picturesque rural district of South Holland. The town makes for an excellent and interesting visit and with a good selection of hotels and B&Bs can be a useful base from which to visit the wider South Lincolnshire area.

A vibrant and busy town centre, Spalding boasts a large number of unique independent shops and many well known high street nationals. It holds a market day every Tuesday and Saturday. There are a number of fine restaurants, coffee shops and public houses to satisfy all tastes and budgets, night clubs for those who enjoy partying into the small hours, or you could take in a play, concert or film at the South Holland Centre.

With many historical buildings you can see and visit, such as Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens, the Chain Bridge Forge, (a fantastic living museum) and a host of amazing churches situated throughout the town and outlying villages, some that even date back to the Middle Ages. Large parts of the town centre are in a conservation area and the elegant Georgian terraces and tree-lined walks along the River Welland are stunning. Just off the town centre, you can embark on a relaxing 30 minute cruise on the Spalding Water Taxi to Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre and award winning Festival Gardens.

There is history and heritage aplenty to explore in the wider South Holland District, where you and your family can experience the diversity of habitats around the Wash Estuary, one of Europe’s most protected coastal areas or enjoy tranquillity whilst exploring the network of Fens waterways and all under the famous Lincolnshire’s “big skies”. For more information on Spalding and South Holland please visit www.visitlincolnshire.com and www.spalding.town We look forward to welcoming you.

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The HeritageTrail Enjoying Spalding’s rich history...

For a small market town in rural Lincolnshire there is a lot of history in Spalding – and the good news is that a brisk walk is all that is needed for some splendid sights.

Spalding’s Heritage Trail starts at Broad Street, with the impressive Methodist Church on one side of the road, and Manor House on the other; this 18th century building is the home of Spalding Constitutional Club (1). which still hosts activities on a weekly basis. Visitors are welcome, get in touch on 01775 723083. Slightly further along the road is the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (2). Founded in 1710, it is one of the oldest learned societies in the country. It is still active today and well worth a visit, with a collection that is the oldest in the UK after the Ashmolean in Oxford.

A stroll along Herring Lane will take you past the Lincolnshire Poacher Inn (3) and its beer garden – perfect for refreshments on a summer’s day. Turning left you’ll find a number of attractive town houses, while a stroll back into town along the River Welland can be a lovely diversion – catch the Water Taxi near here for a journey to Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens (8).

With the river on your left you will soon come to High Bridge (4). This river crossing has existed since medieval times, although the current bridge, originally called the Coronation Bridge, dates back to 1838.

On the other side of the Welland is the beautiful Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens (5) – it’s easy to spend an afternoon here on its own. This Grade I listed building is steeped in history, with beautiful architecture and five acres of magnificent gardens. Some of Spalding’s most eminent people have lived here or contributed to its story – you can learn more at the Hall museum.

Nearby is the Chain Bridge Forge Museum (6), a lovingly-restored 18th Century building offering blacksmithing demonstrations and guided tours, combining a chance to learn about the area’s heritage through oral histories, documents and photographs with the latest technology.

On Holbeach Road, you will come to St Pauls Church (7), which was designed by gothic revival architect Sir George Gilbert Scott whose many works include the Albert Memorial in London’s Hyde Park and St Pancras Railway Station.

A continued walk will bring you to Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens (8) with an impressive array of shops, restaurants and cafés. A couple of hours spent idly browsing is the perfect conclusion to your day, before travelling back into town on the Water Taxi or one of the regular bus services. 8


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Chain Bridge Forge Museum and Innovation Centre:

Chain Bridge Forge backs directly onto the east side of the River Welland, about a mile from the town centre, and is thought to date from around 1800. The Friends of the Forge have revived the blacksmith’s craft within its original setting and created a living forge. There are practical blacksmithing demonstrations and taster events for all ages, and visitors can buy blacksmith-crafted products.

of the Fens visit the • For a history of the drainage inage Museum. Pinchbeck Engine and Land Dra engine lifted an Built in 1833, the Pinchbeck water from the land average of 3,000,000 tons of minute. at a rate of 7,500 gallons per

Education is an important part of the work of the Forge. The innovation centre, with its Heritage Craft Virtual Simulation (HCVR) project and 3D printing hub, through project collaboration with the University of Lincoln, gives students a new way of working that compliments the tradition of blacksmithing.

the Gordon Boswell • Take a carriage ride at l museum has an Romany Museum. This unusua itional Romany impressive collection of trad artefacts dating caravans, and photographs and back more than 150 years.

Using a special headset, visitors over the age of 13 can enter the virtual world of the blacksmith to work a piece of metal, much as a real blacksmith would. For further information about Chain Bridge Forge Museum please visit - www.southhollandlife.com.

nastery of Crowland • The ancient Benedictine mo Spalding. Steeped Abbey is nine miles south of centre of Anglican in history the Abbey is still the Worship in Crowland today.

Entry: Free Open: Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am – 2.00pm. April - October: Every Sunday: 11.00am – 3.00pm. November - March: First Sunday in the month: 11.00am – 3.00pm.

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A LIVING MUSEUM from the 19th Century

Living Museum with our own Blacksmith who demonstrates his craft, provides tasters and takes on commissions. The Forge also has an innovation area which offers 3D printing, Scanning, VR experience and a local history collection. Free admission and details of all of this can be found at

www.southhollandlife.com or email chainbridgeforge@gmail.com Long Sutton - Market Town

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AySCOuGHFEE HALL MuSEuM & GARdENS

A grade I listed Hall built in the 1450s, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a hidden gem in Lincolnshire. Many of the Hall’s owners have left their mark on the building, meaning that a visit to Ayscoughfee is a chance to experience different architectural styles and features from the Medieval to the Victorian, and the opportunity to come face to face with some of the people that lived here. The Museum also tells the story of the historic town of Spalding and the surrounding Lincolnshire Fens.

Many events take place throughout the year, including theatre productions, craft fairs and band concerts - it’s always worth checking out our website for more information. www.ayscoughfee.org

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The Hall is set in five acres of beautiful gardens, which feature a listed War Memorial by the celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, a childrens play area and a café, all adding up to a fabulous day out. All this and it’s free to enter too. Check out the website for details.

The Hall is open 10.30am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (open Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm). The Gardens are open dawn to dusk, year round.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2RA Telephone: 01775 764555 museum@sholland.gov.uk www.ayscoughfee.org

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St Paul’s Church: This Fulney church was built in 1877 to a design by prolific Victorian architect Sir Gilbert George Scott whose works include the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station – and one can see the similarities. This is one of the most attractive churches in the town – and will often be one of the first buildings visitors to the town will see. Unusually, the 135-foot bell tower is almost completely detached from the main body of the church. www.stpauls-spalding.org.uk / 01775 720381 Entry: Free Open: All year round

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum: This fabulous museum is the life’s work of Gordon Boswell, a Romany gypsy, who created it to preserve and honour Romany history and traditions. It houses one of the world’s largest collections of Vardos (traditional Romany caravans), and artefacts, photographs and sketches of more than 150 years of British Romany history. Entry: Adult - from £6.25 Child from £4.00 O.A.P’s

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Open: Late March to late October: 11.00am – 4.30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Closed: 1st -17th June due to attending Appleby Horse fair.

Pinchbeck Engine and Land drainage Museum: Housed in the former pumping station building, the restored Pinchbeck Engine is an impressive reminder of the time when man relied on the power of steam to drain the land. Built in 1833, the 20 horse-power A-frame low pressure condensing Pinchbeck beam engine lifted an average of 3,000,000 tons of water from the land at a rate of 7,500 gallons per minute.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society

Entry: Free Open: June to September: 11.00am – 4.00pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (other times by appointment)

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Visit the unique Gordon Boswell Romany Museum for an insight into the Romany way of life. The Museum is all about the history of the Boswell family dating back 300 years. It includes a collection of family photographs, horse drawn gypsy wagons, carts and harness etc.

Open March to October, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4.30pm Closed: 1st -17th June due to attending Appleby Horse fair. Coach Groups any day of the week

• Visits by appointment • Visit lasts approximately 2 hours and includes tea/coffee and biscuits Somewhere different for your club to visit Please call for details All exhibits under cover • Disabled visitors welcome

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Moulton Mill: At 100 feet (29.6 m) to the top of its cap, Moulton Mill is the tallest working windmill in Great Britain and one of the tallest in the world. Built in 1822 by Robert King, it was a fully functioning windmill until the four double-sided patent sails were removed after gale damage in 1894, and a steam mill was installed in the adjoining granary.

By the mid-1970s the Mill was primarily being used as a grain store but thanks to a restoration campaign the sails were restored in November 2011 and, after a gap of more than 100 years, the first wholemeal flour was produced by wind power alone in April 2013. Entry: Adults £4.00, Concessions (over 60s) £2.95, Children (5 – 16) £2.00, Under 5s – free. Admission to the tea room is free.

Open: Thursday – Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Last tour 3.00pm www.moultonwindmill.co.uk

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Crowland Abbey: Dating back to the reign of King Ethelbald, Crowland Abbey (or Croyland, as it was known then) was built at the start of the eighth century before it was attacked and destroyed by rampaging Danes in 866. The church was burned down and rebuilt on several occasions, before experiencing a prolonged period of stability from the 12th century onwards. During this time the Abbey grew wealthy thanks to royal and noble visitors to the shrine of St Guthlac and its isolated position in The Fens meant that it was largely unaffected by national troubles.

Crowland Abbey, Crowland

Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries led to much of the building being destroyed in 1539. However, careful restoration and repair has been carried out since 1860 and the north aisle remains in use as the parish church - but the Abbey today is one eighth of the size it was before 1539. Interestingly, the first bells to be hung in Britain were in its belfry. www.crowlandabbey.org.uk Entry: Free

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Pinchbeck Engine Museum Tel: 01775 725861 www.wellandidb.org.uk

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum Tel: 01775 710599 www.boswell-romany-museum.com Crowland Abbey Tel: 01733 211763 www.crowlandabbey.org.uk

Chain Bridge Forge Museum Tel: 07960 587724 www.southhollandlife.com

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The Fens are a fantastic location for families and friends to enjoy a glimpse of rural life and history, outdoors pursuits and leisure, and great food and fun. Here’s our top five suggestions…

Baytree Owl Centre, Weston (1) The myriad of impressive birds at the centre include great grey eagle owls, tawny owls, buzzards and falcons. The flying displays, running from Easter to September, will give youngsters a chance to see these daring creatures in action. If your little ones are smitten they can adopt an owl and keep up to date with its adventures. www.baytreeowlcentre.co.uk

LaserStorm/Fun Farm (2) – This futuristic electronic interactive game is a fantastic thrill for family members from age seven and up. Play as a lone soldier or in teams, using stealth and tactics to outsmart your opponents. The Fun Farm is an action-packed three-storey padded indoor play centre which has something for children of all ages with slides, deck climbs, rope swings, roller squeezes and a separate play area for the under-fives. Both are based next to Baytree Garden Centre. www.funfarm.co.uk

Alley Catz (3) – Spalding’s bowling alley has special offers every day, including late night lanes on Thursdays (7pm until midnight) and Family Fun Nights every Friday from 5pm – 8pm. When you’re not bowling, you can play pool or air hockey, and there is also a snack menu and bar to keep you fuelled while you strive for that strike! www.alley-catz.com South Holland Centre - cinema and theatre (4) – With many family films, live shows and creative participation events on offer in the school holidays the South Holland Centre, in the Market Place, is a great way for the whole family to spend those greyer, colder days.

Electric Tracks Scalextric Racing and Pit Stop Café (5) Petrolheads will enjoy the thrill of racing in Catalunya, Cadwell Park and Sao Paulo – in miniature form! Exercise your trigger finger at this fun location in Weston where you can challenge the whole family around more than 6,000 square feet of elaborately tracked floor space in track designs sympathetic to the real thing. 14


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There are a num ber of key events planned for 2017 with som e still to be confirm ed. Top of the Popp ets 12 Apr 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk

Stacey Kent 21 Apr 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk ACT II: disco In ferno 26 Apr 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk

Fun House Com edy 28 Apr 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk The Fairport Co nvention 12 May 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk

One Little Word 31 May 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk Blake 17 Jun 2017, Th e South Holland Centre www.southholla ndcentre.co.uk

SOuTH HOLLANd CENTRE

This lively venue houses the district’s only cinema and mixes its film diary with an impressive programme of live shows. Look out for some of the country’s top touring theatre and dance companies, regular comedy club nights and a music programme that encompasses professional jazz, classical, folk and country. You can also take part in creative classes and wellbeing workshops at the South Holland Centre and pick up information about the numerous community arts groups in South Holland – many of whom use the Centre as a performance base. For more information about activities, live events and cinema screenings at the South Holland Centre, please either visit: www.southhollandcentre.co.uk or call: 01775 764777

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• Native British wildlife

Baytree Owl Centre

Tel: 01406 372840 www.baytreeowlcentre.co.uk

Chain Bridge Forge

• New butterfly house for Easter 2017

Tel: 07960 587724 www.southhollandlife.com

• Flying displays from Easter 'til September • Experience days from £25pp • Adoption packages available • Situated within Baytree Garden Centre

Opening times: 10:00 - 16:00 Tuesday - Sunday

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South Holland Centre

Tel: 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

Alley Catz

Tel: 01775 722211 www.alley-catz.com

Scalextric Racing

Tel: 01775 725415 www.scalextric-racing.co.uk

Welland yacht Club

www.wellandyachtclub.co.uk High Road, Weston, Spalding, PE12 6JU T: 01406 372840 owls@baytree-gardencentre.com

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Fun Farm

Tel: 01406 373444 www.funfarm.co.uk

Springfields Miniature Railway (SMR) Tel: 01775 724843 www.springfieldsgardens.co.uk

Spalding Arts & Crafts Society Tel: 01733 211085

Self drive Boat Hire – If you enjoy the leisurely 30 minute cruise on Spalding Water Taxis why not extend the experience by hiring one of the day boats? The electric boats seat up to 12 people and are easy to control. Available for half-day or full-day hire, take a picnic or stop for a pub lunch and enjoy the beautiful views from the River Welland. Boats have a canopy for hotter days, a heater for chillier days and well-behaved pets are welcome on board. Available all year round, it’s a great way to enjoy a family day outdoors.

Welland yacht Club – This club has been sailing on the River Welland for more than 65 years. Guests are welcome and you needn’t be an experienced sailor as the club can also help those thinking about taking up sailing for the first time. There is a fully licensed clubhouse and a slipway which can be used by members of the public to launch boats during sailing times or by prior arrangement.

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Springfields Miniature Railway (SMR) – The 200 metre 7¼ inch gauge railway track winds its way through the woodland area of the Festival Gardens, which throughout the spring and summer is planted out with a beautiful array of bulbs, plants and bedding displays. The track also features silhouettes and models of other local attractions including Moulton Mill, Donington’s famous explorer, Matthew Flinders, Crowland Abbey and Boston Stump. Use the discount voucher on page 29 and get £1 off the normal ticket price (£2) for up to five family members or friends.

SMR runs on most weekends throughout the spring, summer and autumn, and also on Bank Holidays, school holidays and some weekdays. Weekly timetable updates can be found on the Springfields website www.springfieldsgardens.co.uk or tel: 01775 724843

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Hills Department Store - Spalding

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Shopping time!

Spalding is a gem of a market town, with a great blend of classic high street brands and exciting independent traders. The town’s largest independent retailer, Hills department Store (1) has been supplying shoppers with cosmetics, fashions, homewares and linens since 1959 and is still a firm favourite nearly 60 years later.

The Crescent (2) is a delightful little street close to Market Place. The fascinating and varied independent shops that line this picturesque part of the town pride themselves on stocking only the best, high quality goods. From bookshops and delicatessens to shoe shops and gentlemen’s outfitters, all offer a unique and enjoyable experience.

There are a number of other independent shops and cafés dotted around the rest of the town, including New Road (3) and Sheep Market, making it a lovely location for a day’s shopping. If markets are your thing, Market Place is packed with stalls every Tuesday and Saturday and a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of each month is a popular added attraction.

Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens (4) boasts a great selection of big name outlet shops where you can find great offers on well-known brands. With a range of cafés and restaurants and a garden centre too, it is certainly worth a visit.

Whether your taste is for high street brands or something a little more unique, Spalding has something to satisfy everyone’s shopping appetite.

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Gifts • Curtains • Bedding • Homewares 8-9 Sheep Market Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1BH

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The ground floor is a one-stop shop for the ladies with a fantastic cosmetics hall offering full consultant counters for Estee Lauder, Clarins, Clinique, Lancôme and the largest selection of fine fragrance and perfumes locally, many exclusive to the store. The store opens out into contemporary and classic fashions with large areas devoted to shoes, handbags and accessories, lingerie and swimwear. There is also a dedicated mens fashion department.

The first floor offers an expansive Cookshop and homewares area with everything for the kitchen and dining, whilst our linens section offers the largest and most comprehensive choice in town offering brands you know alongside the latest styles and trends.

After all that shopping, you and your friends can relax with a drink or something to eat in our licenced Riverview Café which boasts one of the best views of the River Welland that meanders through the town. Serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, freshly made with fresh local ingredients to order. You can even treat yourself to a little something from our Thorntons chocolate counter before you leave.

So for a great shopping experience make sure that Hills department Store is at the top of your list when you visit Spalding.

www.hillsdepartmentstore.co.uk

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Located in the heart of Spalding’s town centre, Hills department Store has been family run by the Turner and Hall families since 1959. It is committed to offering great service and value and also the best in new and trusted brands.

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THIRD GENERATION INDEPENDENT FAMILY JEWELLERS

JEWELLERY, CLOCKS AND GIFTS INCLUDING BESPOKE AND PERSONALISED ITEMS 5 FRANCIS STREET, SPALDING 01775 724636 chstennett@btinternet.com

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Friendly Hair & Beauty salon Reasonable Prices • Reliable Service 22 The Crescent PE11 1AF

Flooring & Carpets Ltd (Established for over 50 years)

Carpets, Vinyls, Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Carpet Tiles & Rugs 14 The Crescent, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE11 1AE Tel/Fax: 01775 769626 info@wrightscarpets.co.uk www.wrightscarpets.co.uk Relax and enjoy homemade food in our coffeehouse before browsing the wide range of books, cards, toys and unusual gifts to suit all tastes.

20 The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AF Tel: 01775 769231 Email: info@bookmarkspalding.co.uk

Fully Equipped Health Club with Expert Advice

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Closed Sundays

Spalding’s Premier Tanning Salon 23 The Crescent, Spalding PE11 1AF

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Tucked away just off the main marketplace, the Crescent is a beautiful area filled with a wonderful selection of independent shops. Aspire Health & Wellbeing Luxury Spa & Beauty Facilities

Spalding Physiotherapy & Podiatry Clinic

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Salway & Wright

Bookmark is an award-winning bookshop with a lovely café. This is a book-lovers paradise, hosting regular customer events and attracting local and internationally known authors. Foodies can spoil themselves in the newly revamped Sergi’s Tapas Bar on Francis Street, where you can enjoy a mouth-watering selection of continental food and wines from Thursdays to Saturdays.

There are two fantastic gentlemen’s outfitters to choose from. JF Inkley stocks everything from jumpers and jackets to suits and hats. For more modern casual wear, Robert Goddard stocks well-known fashion brands such as Gant, Ted Baker and Lacoste as well as offering bespoke tailoring and formal hire. For those with an eye for interior design, Wrights Carpets showcase some inspiring designs and offer unrivalled expertise.

From antiques to modern design and from makers of clothing to makers of coffee and fine foods, the Crescent offers a shopping experience to savour.

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The Independents Unique, traditional and independent... Many town centres today are almost carbon copies of each other but Spalding has managed to achieve a balance of big names and independent traders that has helped it retain character and charm. The town is proud of its independent traders - from beautiful florists and gift stores to traditional clothing stockists and classic model shop, to restaurants and cafés. Every year on the 4th July Spalding’s independent traders celebrate ‘Independents Day’. Members of the trading community celebrate their independent status and offer some fantastic deals for shoppers.

The independent traders are a unique and valuable asset of the town, and they aim to make their stores a wonderful shopping experience for everyone who comes through their doors. By offering great service and quality products Spalding’s independents are still going strong.

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A Market Town well worth a visit...

It is a busy town with a great sense of community. There is an impressive range of independent shops as well as a modern supermarket and a more traditional market. Holbeach is a bustling market town with many amenities including restaurants, gyms, public houses and shopping outlets. Holbeach is also home to a campus of the University of Lincoln, which specialises in the study of food manufacturing technology.

One of England's largest parishes, the area has several fine churches. The Parish Church of All Saints, largely built in the 14th Century, has a particularly fine turreted north porch which is believed to have been salvaged from the nearby castle of Thomas de Moulton when it became a ruin. The St. Mary Magdalene Church in nearby Gedney is also well worth seeing. Seasonal events such as the Summer Vintage Tractor Rally and the impressive Christmas Fayre, make Holbeach well worth a visit. The Royal Air Force maintains a bombing range, known officially as RAF Holbeach, on salt marshland at the coast of Holbeach parish, near the village of Gedney Drove End.

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The Top 5 Coffee Shops to visit......

The Loft coffee lounge and brasserie 68 Swan St, Spalding PE11 1BT Tel: 01775 719494. Open: 8am - 4.00pm, closed Sunday.

Bookmark 18-20 The Crescent, Spalding PE11 1AF Tel: 01775 769231 m Open: 9am - 5.30am, Sun 10.30am - 4.30p

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South Holland Centre Café 1SS. Market Place, Spalding , Lincolnshire PE11 77 7647 5 Tel: 0177 Open: 9.30am to 7pm closed Sunday. Caffe Aurora 52 High Street, Holbeach, PE12 7ED Tel: 01406 490545 Open: 8am – 5pm, closed Sunday.

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Spalding’s coffee trail is well worth a stroll – although you’ll be struggling to decide which brew is the best.

The trail of independent coffee shops starts near the bus station at Winfrey Avenue; stroll towards the centre of town and you’ll find The Loft coffee lounge and brasserie (1) on Swan Street, which boasts a wide range of locally produced food across two floors – and outside if warm enough.

Cut through towards Hall Place and then the Sheep Market, and head down the Crescent towards Bookmark (2); one of Spalding’s best known shops where you can while away the time browsing and reading, before tucking into a piece of cake. A few steps further along The Crescent is the renowned Candy Bar, the bright and welcoming Rumblings Café (3) and opposite, in the Hole-in-the-Wall passage, is the newly-renamed Sergis Tapas Bar (4) with its continental-style cuisine.

After crossing the river at High Bridge, a short walk will bring you to Ayscoughfee Gardens (5) with its garden café. Enjoy the museum, savour the scenery and soak up the atmosphere.

Loop back towards town into the town centre, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. On Bridge Street is the Sunshine Café (6) with its distinct continental feel and friendly staff – and a fine friendly breakfast too. Opposite is the entrance to Beale’s, a traditional family department store with its first floor Café Moda (7). Just around the corner is the South Holland Centre (8) which has a first floor café bar boasting fine views over the market place; take a look at what’s coming up over a tea and a slice of cake. Hills department store in Broad Street has more than 50 years of Spalding history – and Riverview Café (9), which boasts a fine view of the Welland. If you’ve ever taken a trip on the water taxi you’ll probably have seen diners enjoying their meals.

Market Place boasts a number of options to grab a coffee, including Costa (10) and Greggs (11). Divert off to Red Lion Street for Penningtons (12), a lovely shop that offers soup, lasagne and other delicious foods – try to get a spot in the courtyard. Just across the road is the Boston College Red Lion Quarter (13) whilst much-loved bakery Pacey’s (14) still continues to turn out the best baps, cakes and bread that Spalding

has to offer on Red Lion Street.

Other options include Springfields - where there’s a Costa as well as Springfields Restaurant; the coffee shop and gallery at unique Cottage Studios, Low Fulney; the Coffee Lounge at Baytree; and Wimberley Hall Farm Shop Café at Weston, both set in beautiful converted farm buildings. Spalding Farm Shop, just off the A16 on the road to Boston, is another favourite destination on the outskirts of town. A must visit is the delightful Caffé Aurora (15) in the nearby market town of Holbeach.

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Relax and enjoy homemade food in our coffeehouse before browsing the wide range of books, cards, toys and unusual gifts to suit all tastes. 20 The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AF Tel: 01775769231 Email: info@bookmarkspalding.co.uk Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Closed Sundays www.bookmarkspalding.co.uk

High Street, Holbeach

One of the regions favourite places to meet

Freshly Made & Family Run Breakfast Menu Paninis & Toasties Bloomer Sandwiches & Salads Speciality Sausage Rolls & Wraps

full take away service available

Quiche, Pies & Soups Cakes, Bakes, Scones & Treats Smoothies, Shakes & Frappe Hot Chocolate, Teas & Infusions

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2017 Flower festivals: • St Mary and the Holy Rood, Donington Theme: ‘The Rainbow of Dance’ 22 April/30th April (with choir on 21 April) • All Saints, Moulton Theme: ‘All Good Gifts Around us’ 22 April/1 May • St Mary and St Nicolas, Spalding Theme: ‘Partners’ 27 April/1 May • St Mary’s, Long Sutton Theme: ‘A collection of… 22 April/May 1 • Moulton Chapel Methodist Church Theme: ‘My Favourite Things’ 27 April/May 1 • Gosberton Methodist Church Theme: ‘A Song of Praise’ 27 April/May 1

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The Church Trail -

Glorious churches of South Holland

Lincolnshire is home to one of the finest collections of medieval churches in England and, according to the Lincolnshire Churches Trust, there is nowhere else in the world with so many magnificent churches in so small an area.

Few areas boast the diversity and character of old and interesting churches as Spalding and the surrounding area. Many were built in the perpendicular style on the wealth of the wool trade, and their towers and spires can be seen for miles across the flat landscape of The Fens.

Renowned architects such as Sir Gilbert George Scott have worked to create churches in South Holland, but there’s far more to these beautiful buildings than just their history; those who use them welcome visitors, offer support and represent the local Christian community, as well as holding flower festivals and special arts, music and outreach events.

A feast of floral festivals

Facebook: @southhollandchurchfestivals The flower festivals of South Holland’s churches are always popular with visitors and residents alike. With 28 flower festivals being held each year throughout the spring and summer, there is plenty to be enjoyed, with refreshments, lunches and plant sales in addition to the beautiful and inspiring floral displays.

The 2017 flower festival season begins on Saturday, 22 April and continues through to September across the district. Most take place at the beginning of the season but there’s also a selection during August bank holiday weekend.

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South Lincolnshire’s churches are unusual in many ways. An enthusiast could spend a day driving from one ornate building to another examining the history of Christian architecture and ingenuity. For example, Gedney’s St Mary Magdalene Church is known as ‘The Cathedral of the Fens’ because of its large size in the surrounding low-lying landscape – it can be seen from miles away as you approach from Holbeach, Long Sutton or elsewhere. Another St Mary Magdalene, in Fleet, is unusual for its detached tower and spire, while St Matthew’s in Sutton Bridge is the only flint-faced church in South Lincolnshire.

All Saints Church in Holbeach dates back 800 years, and even took stones from Moulton Castle when it was rebuilt in the 14th century. The 13th century timber spire of Long Sutton St Mary’s church is said to be the oldest, highest and most perfect wooden spire in Europe. Also within the church is a memorial inscribed ‘Alas Poor Bailey’ in tribute to local surgeon, John Bailey, killed by robbers upon returning to the town following a visit to a patient.

There are not many red-bricked octagonal churches in the country, but one can be found at Moulton Chapel; dating back to 1722 and based on a rebuild of a previous building, St James Church’s unusual style is influenced by the fen drainers of the 17th century. Nearby, All Saints church in Moulton is famous for its Adam and Eve font.

St Mary and the Holy Rood, Donington, has memorials including a stained glass window and a bust to 19th century explorer Matthew Flinders, who was famous for surveying much of the Australian coastline. Nearby, in the town centre, is an impressive statue of Flinders - there’s also one in Euston Station in London.

The impressive St Paul’s in Fulney, was the last church to be designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott; one can see the similarities to St Pancras when one looks at the church, which was finished in 1880. Scott also restored the much earlier church of St Mary & St Nicolas, which was originally begun in about 1284 by the Prior of Spalding, with links to Spalding Grammar School from 1568.

The Church Trail

All Saints Church- Holbeach


Ayscoughfee Hall Museum - Spalding

The Great Outdoors Trail -

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Getting out and about...

Lincolnshire is a beautiful county to explore, with breath-taking countryside, big skies, open marshes and a huge variety of wildlife. Spalding is a great location for lovers of the outdoors with picturesque walks, beautiful nature reserves and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Taking to the waterways of The Fens is a wonderful way to enjoy the stunning scenery and abundance of wildlife. Running from the town centre to Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens, the Water Taxi is a leisurely way to make the most of the scenery as you travel to and from the outskirts of town along the River Welland and Coronation Channel.

For a more adventurous time, self-drive boat hire gives you and your family your own vessel for a half-day or full-day waterways experience. Take a picnic or stop at a pub and relax while you take in the beautiful views from the River Welland. To explore in style you can also charter a luxury narrowboat to cruise the 16 miles of navigable fenland corridors, lock free.

The 47 foot narrowboat, ''All Well and Good'' sleeps up to six people and is ideal for day hire, overnight stays and mini-breaks - a tranquil and unique way to enjoy your trip to Lincolnshire.

Riverside Walk The River Welland flows north from Crowland, through Spalding and on to Fosdyke before heading out into The Wash. Separating the east of the town from the west, the river is a focal point of Spalding. And the long grassy river banks that run either side of the Coronation channel create a beautiful walk from the town centre out to Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens.

Long Sutton - Market Town

Whether you just want to get some fresh air and watch the bird life on the river or you are looking to do a bit of geocaching along the native hedgerows, the river offers a lovely walk.

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• Crowland Abbey • Maze in Maize • Water Taxi

• Peter Scott Walk

• RSPB Frampton Marsh

Don’t forget to pick up...

Available on the Water Taxi

Spalding Water Taxi Route www.spaldingwatertaxi.co.uk

Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens - Spalding

Long Sutton market

Long Sutton High Street

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Reserve: The reserve, The Willow Tree Fen Nature Tongue End, was and e Hol e located between Pod life Trust in 2009 and purchased by Lincolnshire Wild med from arable land has been beautifully transfor a nature reserve. into growing beans and cereal

mixture of reed beds, Today the reserve includes a ded pastures and hay floo shallow meres, seasonally rare and threatened for itats hab meadows, providing otter, water vole, hairy wetland species such as the nk, snipe and marsh dragonfly, spined loach, redsha routes around the rked -ma way e harrier. There are thre the birdlife. reserve and hides for observing the eighth century and Crowland Abbey: Founded in Abbey’s early history the , dedicated to Saint Guthlac ering attack by the suff ; tion truc was marked by des ake, before a period of Danes, fires and an earthqu tury. During this time the stability began in the 12th Cen royal and noble visitors to ks than Abbey grew wealthy its isolated position in to the shrine of St. Guthlac and unaffected by civil war the fens meant that it was largely and national troubles

Surfleet Reservoir - Surfleet

Welland yacht Club – This members’ club welcomes guests you don’t have to be an experienced sailor as the club can also help those thinking about taking up sailing for the first time. There is a fully licensed clubhouse and the club also has a slipway which can be used by members of the public to launch boats during sailing times or by prior arrangement. www.wellandyachtclub.co.uk

ed in 1539 during Henry Much of the abbey was destroy ries and further damage aste VIII’s dissolution of the mon careful restoration and h oug Alth rs. occurred in later yea e 1860 and the north repair has been carried out sinc church, the Abbey ish par aisle remains in use as the before 1539. was it size the today is one eighth of

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

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Peter Scott Walk: Sir Peter Scott was a British ornithologist, naturalist and renowned painter who founded what is now the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The 13 mile (21 km) Sir Peter Scott walk follows the old sea bank along The Wash from King's Lynn to the Peter Scott lighthouse at Sutton Bridge, stretching from the mouth of the River Nene to the ferry crossing at King's Lynn. Take in the beautiful views and the spectacular landscape scenery as you stroll down the sea wall along the coast of the Wash and North Fens. To pick up the start of the walk, you can take the passenger ferry from King's Lynn town centre to the west bank of the River Great Ouse.

Sir Peter Scott Walk - Sutton Bridge Water Taxi - Spalding

Water Taxi - Spalding

Boat Hire • Private Charters • Narrowboat Hire

Linking Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens to Spalding Town Centre

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Springfields Events & Conference Centre

Springfield Events & Conference Centre is owned by the charity, Springfields Horticultural Society. The Society directs all of its funds towards the maintenance of its 15 acre Festival Show Gardens, and all profits from the Events Centre are gift-aided back to the Society to assist with the costs of maintaining the Gardens as an all year round, free to enter, green-space for the use of the local community and visitors to the area. The Events Centre is an adaptable and multi-functional facility consisting of two exhibition halls, a seminar room and five acre outside arena area. The Centre includes a 1,000 sq. metre main Exhibition Hall, one of the largest in the county, which can be used to host a wide range of events. The Centre also includes the Marquee Suite, an indoor, cream coloured marquee suitable for weddings, parties and private luncheons.

Springfield Events & Conference Centre is the ideal venue to host any occasion. With outstanding food, excellent value, dedicated and experienced staff and welcoming service, it is the perfect place for your event – corporate, business or private celebration.

MARQuEE SuITE

MAIN HALL

THE PATIO ROOM

The Marquee Suite provides a unique backdrop for a range of events. With its cream marquee lining, carpeted floor, exit to the patio garden and integral bar facility, the Marquee Suite offers something different in venue styles and can accommodate between 50 and 200 people.

The Main Hall at Springfields is one of the largest facilities in the region. It can be used for a range of events including conferences for up to 700 delegates or for seating between 200 to 600 guests for gala dinners or special functions.

The Patio Room is an ideal venue for small meetings and seminars for up to 80 people. A dance floor is available for private parties

The Marquee Suite is available for hire for:

• Weddings and private parties • Conferences and seminars • Training events • Breakfast briefings • Private luncheons • Presentation dinners

In particular, the Hall can be used for:

• Exhibitions and displays • Large conferences • Sporting events • Music festivals • Large parties and celebrations • Fund raising charity balls • Barbeques and hog roasts

Coach parties can pre-book for lunches, afternoon teas etc and can complete the experience with a guided tour of the gardens with the Head Gardener.

The Patio Room also has outside picnic tables and deckchairs in the garden area which make it suitable for summer parties and barbeques.

The Patio Room is ideal for:

• Meetings and seminars • Private parties • Association and club lunches/dinners

Weddings at Springfields

Licensed for Civil Marriages and Partnerships

The perfect venue for your wedding Superb food and outstanding value

Experienced staff and friendly service Beautiful gardens setting for your photographs

Private Patio Garden & Bar A complete package for your very special day

For more information visit our website: www.springfieldsevents.co.uk Tel: 01775 713253 Email: events@springfields.net


Spalding Leisure Wheel: This walk circles Spalding, giving an insight into the nature and history of the town. It follows many of the local waterways so you could see mallards, swans, coots, moorhens and other wildfowl. The walk starts at the Water Taxi and is waymarked with Spalding Leisure Wheel signs. It passes through Arnold’s Meadow Nature Reserve, down the river bank and past the Yacht Club, taking in the pumping station at Pode Hole, St Paul’s Church on Holbeach Road and Springfields Festival Gardens and Outlet Centre.

South Lincs Leisure: South Lincs Leisure was established in 1992 as a family run dealership specialising in the sale of new and pre-owned caravans in Lincolnshire. We base our business on the ethics of good old fashioned personal service.

Being one of the smaller dealers in the industry we use the advantage of being able to give you the time that buying a caravan deserves and take pride in the fact that a high percentage of our custom comes from repeat business. Our accessory shop contains everything you need for your caravan, whether you need a tent peg, full awning or replacement parts we can help.

Based at our site at Kirton End near Boston we are within easy reach of the A1, A16, A17 and A52 main roads and less than an hours drive from Peterborough, Lincoln, Newark, Kings Lynn and Grantham

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Vernatts Nature Reserve: This beautiful green space is an idyllic location to sit back, relax and enjoy nature all year round. A woodland strip is full of native trees and birdlife, leading to a large wildflower meadow that in the summer attracts many colourful insects. The other half of the reserve - a mixture of marshland and reed beds with a large pond - is home for water voles, reed warblers and a wide range of insects. The reserve can be reached by footpaths from the Royal Mailcart Public House on Pinchbeck Road, from Sharp's Bridge on Pinchbeck Road and from Chiltern Drive Playing Field off West Elloe Avenue.


Self drive Boat Hire: Tel: 01406 380532

www.spaldingwatertaxi.co.uk Crowland Abbey:

Tel: 01733 211763 www.crowlandabbey.org.uk

Peter Scott Walk:

www.visitwestnorfolk.com

Vernatts Nature Reserve: www.sholland.gov.uk

Spalding Leisure Wheel: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

RSPB Frampton Marsh

RSPB Frampton Marsh: www.rspb.org.uk

Gliding Club:

Tel: 01733 210463 www.psgc.co.uk

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop: RSPB Frampton Marsh

Tel: 01406 372702 www.wimberleyhall.co.uk

RSPB Frampton Marsh: This impressive coastal wetland reserve has been carefully designed for effective wildlife conservation while allowing visitors to experience a wonderful natural habitat. The reserve is largely pushchair and wheelchair friendly, with hard-surfaced circular paths around the reedbed and leading to the hides. Three hides, two with 360 degree views offer fabulous views of the reedbed, wet grassland and saltmarsh. There is a visitor centre with refreshments and views of the reedbed if you need to escape the elements. The reserve is signposted from the A16 north of Spalding.

Gliding Club: Come fly with us! Whether you are an expert glider or you’ve never climbed behind the controls of a glider in your life, Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club will always welcome you. The club welcomes new members and visitors from other clubs, with gliding lesson packages starting from £75. The club is located at Crowland Airfield, midway between Spalding and Crowland on the A1073.

Cycling and cycle hire at Grimsthorpe Castle Cycling is a great way for the whole family to explore the grounds of the stunning Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne. Take your own bikes or hire some of the bikes, tag-alongs and buggies that are available to hire, including helmets and maps. The waymarked park trails range from three to 10 miles (5 to 15 km) and are family-friendly, avoiding steep inclines and rough terrain wherever possible. After building up an appetite enjoying the scenery and wildlife you can stop in at the café for rest and refreshment while the kids expend more energy in the adventure playground.

Grimsthorpe is located in the stunning countryside near Bourne, just 10 minutes from the A1. Open 24 March to 29 September but only on specific days so please check first.

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding

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Eating Out Trail Food, glorious food...

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Foodies will not be feeling short-changed if they decide to experience the best cuisine that Spalding has to offer. Whether a traditional fish and chip supper is your idea of a fine evening meal, or your culinary tastes prefer the flavours of the Far East, a delicious meal with family or friends is an experience to savour here. From well-known restaurant chains to outstanding independents, Spalding is sure to have something that will tempt your taste buds.

For breakfasts, coffee and cake, lunches and afternoon teas just outside Spalding, Wimberley Hall Farm Shop and Café (1) in Weston is not to be missed with grassfed belted galloway, highland and Native Bred Beef, produced on this farm. unique Cottage Café and Gallery (2) on Fulney Lane is also a popular choice for delicious homemade day-time fare, as you can admire the artwork from local artists while enjoying your food.

Amici (3) is an Italian trattoria serving great tasting traditional Italian dishes in Vine Street. Choose from the extensive a la carte menu or try a simple but scrumptious pizza – you can create your own. Other highlights include pan-seared scallops and risotto with king prawns - and you can take them away. We all love a good curry, don’t we? The closest curry house to the town centre is Nepalese and Indian restaurant The Ghurka Oven (4), near the Sheep Market. The menu features Indian staples and Gurkha Nepalese recipes that are brimming with flavour - Nepalese goat curry is a particular favourite with diners.

Freddy ‘Sheddy’ Turner started his Fish & Chip saloon in 1913, when a bag of chips to take away cost just one old penny. Thankfully for Spalding it still remains, officially known as Turner’s Fish Restaurant (5) but affectionately known as Sheddy Turner’s, and continues to serve great value fresh fish and chips. A favourite for all ages. If you haven’t been lucky enough to travel to Goa, then the Spice Affair (6) might be the closest you can get. The menu is simple and the flavours rich and earthy, using authentic spices and ingredients reflecting the Arabian, Portuguese and Indian cultures of the area, with dishes including tandoori salmon, Goan slow-cooked leg of lamb, and duck peri-peri.

Cley Hall Hotel (8) prides itself on using the finest and freshest local ingredients. The menu at the brasserie-style restaurant is modern with British and European overtones, and dining here is a real treat. Light evening meals include steak and risotto – enjoy them by candlelight every night. Delicious dishes made from specially selected and fresh local ingredients are the order of the day at the Riverview Café (7) in Hill’s department store, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the River Welland.

Recent additions to the Spalding scene include Portuguese/Italian café-restaurant delicias do Rei (9) on Winsover Road (formerly the Brennans premises) and Japanese restaurant Katana (10) on Double street. 40


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• Woodlands Hotel

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• Riverview Cafe

• Abbey Parks Farm Shop

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British

Nepalese

BENTLEyS BAR & RESTAuRANT 2 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1BS

Tel: 01775 762333

THE GuRKHA OVEN RESTAuRANT 12b Sheep Market, Spalding. PE11 1BE

Tel: 01775 712010

THE BLACK HORSE RESTAuRANT & BAR 66 Siltside, Gosberton Risegate, Spalding. PE11 4ET

Tel: 01775 840995

THE BEIJING PALACE RESTAuRANT Main Road, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BW

Tel: 01406 363633

Chinese, Thai and Japanese

THE BIRdS, HuNGRy HORSE RESTAuRANT & BAR Tel: 01775 723329 Halmergate, Spalding. PE11 2EL THE BuLL INN 1 Knight Street, Pinchbeck, Spalding. PE11 3RA THE CHEQuERS RESTAuRANT & BAR Main Street, Gedney Dyke, Spalding. PE12 0AJ THE CHEQuERS AT WESTON 97 High Road, Weston, Spalding. PE12 6RA

THE GRANARy HOTEL RESTAuRANT & BAR 5 Market Street, Long Sutton, Spalding. PE12 9DD HARBOuR VIEW FARMHOuSE RESTAuRANT East Bank, Wingland, Sutton Bridge. PE12 9YP THE HORSE & GROOM RESTAuRANT & BAR 65 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED THE KITCHEN RESTAuRANT & BAR Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ET

THE MANSION HOuSE HOTEL RESTAuRANT 45 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7DY

THE MERMAId INN RESTAuRANT & BAR 2 Gosberton Road, Surfleet, Spalding. PE11 4AB THE MOORINGS 123 Commercial Road, Spalding. PE11 2HD THE OLd BLACK LION Chapelgate, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BJ

THE RIVERSIdE HOTEL RESTAuRANT & BAR 123 Station Road, Surfleet, Spalding. PE11 4DG

THE ROyAL MAIL CART RESTAuRANT & BAR 101 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QL

THE CRySTAL INN CANTONESE RESTAuRANT 5 Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA

Tel: 01775 723022

dRAGON PEARL CHINESE RESTAuRANT 3 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7AB

Tel: 01406 366700

GOLdEN CITy CHINESE RESTAuRANT 30 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01406 370407

Tel: 01406 364675

Tel: 01406 422234

Tel: 01406 426919

Tel: 01775 680275

Tel: 01406 363162

SuPREME INNS Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston. PE20 3AN

THE SWAN 13 High Street, Moulton, Spalding. PE12 6QB TuRNER'S FISH RESTAuRANT New Road, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01775 680675

WIMBERLEy HALL FARM SHOP Stonegate, Weston, Spalding. PE12 6HR

THE WOOdLANdS HOTEL RESTAuRANT 80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QF

yE OLdE SHIP INN RESTAuRANT & BAR 89 London Road, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9EE

Italian

Tel: 01775 722931

Tel: 01775 769435

INduS INdIAN RESTAuRANT 9 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

Tel: 01775 760088

AySCOuGHFEE CAFé Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA

Tel: 01775 714435

Tel: 01775 725268

COSTA COFFEE 1-2 Hall Place, Spalding. PE11 1SA

THE COSy CAFé & TAKEAWAy 5 Market Place, Long Sutton, Spalding. PE12 9JA

Tel: 01775 719770

GREGGS 8 Hall Place, Spalding. PE11 1SA

Tel: 01406 372702

THE LOFT COFFEE LOuNGE & BRASSERIE 68 Swan Street, Spalding. PE11 1BT

Tel: 01775 769933

PACEy'S BAKERS 22 Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01406 362930

Tel: 01733 211055

Tel: 01406 363123

Tel: 01775 710039

Tel: 01406 365135

Tel: 01775 762763

Tel: 01775 719494

Tel: 01775 762640

RuMBLINGS 16 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01775 722014

SuNSHINE CAFé RESTAuRANT 20 Bridge Street, Spalding. PE11 1XG

TRIO'S 29 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

uNIQuE COTTAGE CAFé Fulney Lane South, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6FA

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Tel: 01775 710493

Tel: 01775 761595

SOuTH HOLLANd CENTRE CAFE BAR Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SS

Tel: 01775 769948

Tel: 01406 490545

PENNINGTONS CAFé Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

RIVERVIEW CAFé Hills Dept.Store, 18/19 Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB

FRANKIE & BENNy'S ITALIAN RESTAuRANT & BAR Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ES Tel: 01775 765770

Tel: 01775 712000

CAFé MOdA Beales Dept.Store, 7 Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SL CHESTNuT FARM SHOP TEA ROOMS A17 Main Road, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BS

Tel: 01775 722502

GIuLIANO’S 10 East Street, Crowland, Lincs. PE6 0EN

Tel: 01775 768371

Tel: 01775 769231

CASTLE SPORTS CAFé BAR Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

Tel: 01406 370349

Tel: 01775 767696

Tel: 01406 426904

BOOKMARK COFFEE HOuSE & REAdING ROOMS 20 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

CAFFé AuRORA 52 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED

Tel: 01205 822804

AMICI ITALIAN RESTAuRANT 2 Vine Street, Spalding. PE11 1AN

PREZZO ITALIAN RESTAuRANT No.1 Elsom House, Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB

1498 THE SPICE AFFAIR The Red Lion Hotel, Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SU

Tel: 01775 762111

Cafés

VINTAGE TEAROOMS AT SILVERWOOd NuRSERIES St James Rd, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9AU Tel: 01406 365948

WETHERSPOONS IVy WALL BAR & RESTAuRANT 18-19 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1DQ

Tel: 01775 719012

TuLIP TANdOORI 2 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1QD

SERGI'S TAPAS BAR 10 Francis Street, off The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AT Tel: 01775 766640 THE SHIP ALBION 37 Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

SHANGHAI GARdEN CHINESE RESTAuRANT The White Hart, Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SU

CHAMELI TANdOORI RESTAuRANT 17 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7AB

Tel: 01775 725812

Tel: 01775 768282

Tel: 01406 424488

Indian

Tel: 01775 714691

Tel: 01406 423430

KRuA THAI RESTAuRANT 56 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED

KATANA JAPANESE CuISINE 42 Double Street, Spalding. PE11 2AB

Tel: 01406 351333

Tel: 01775 710173

Tel: 01775 767155

Tel: 01775 764887

Tel: 01775 710277

Tel: 01775 719157

Tel: 01775 766698


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As well as some delightful eateries, the rich agricultural heritage of the area means we also have some fantastic farm shops dotted around the area. If you like fresh local produce then why not pay a visit to one of the many we have on offer…

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The Little Abbey Bakery, Crowland

The largest selection of fresh produce available in the area Award winning ‘Parkinsons of Crowland’ sausages

call: 01406 372702

Wimberley Hall Farm was originally 120 acres of arable land that was put down to grass to accommodate Limousin suckler cattle.

In the following years a new cattle shed was built which enabled a supply of top quality wholesale meat. Today the farm has developed to offer a fantastic range of locally sourced farm foods of all kinds. Just next door, our Restaurant and café serves up delicious home cooked meals all year round.

All your private occasions catered for including:

• Weddings • Christenings • Funerals • Birthdays

Our Restaurant and café is situated adjacent to the farm shop offering freshly ground coffee, traditional tea, homemade sandwiches, soups, homemade scones and a daily selection of cakes. During the winter months we serve a selection of hot meals including breakfasts til 11am, cottage pie, liver & bacon, beef stew and many more daily specials.

Hog and Meat Roasts available

Large patio area • Weekend BBQ’s

visit Wimberley Hall Restaurant and café

Opening hours: Farm Shop:

Tue - Sat: 9am - 5pm Restaurant and Cafe:

Tue - Sat: 9am - 4pm

Sunday opening for both: 10am - 4pm Tel: 01406 372702

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Stonegate, Weston, Spalding PE12 6HR • www.wimberleyhall.co.uk 43


visit The Fens fin est farm shops......

If you like fresh local produce then why not pay a visit to one of the many farm shops in the area…

Abbey Parks Fa rm Shop Parks Farm, Bosto n, Lincolnshire PE 20 3QG. 01205 821610 ww w.abbeyparks.co .uk Spalding Farm Shop & Manna Coffee Shop Ca Scoldhall Lane, Su fe, rfleet, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 4BJ. 01775 680101 www.spaldingfarm shop.co.uk

The Farm Cafe, Flowers, Plants & Farm Shop, The A17 Fleet Ha rgate,Spalding, Lin cs. PE12 8LT. 01406 423652 ww w.thefarmcafe.co .uk The Chestnuts Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Te a Room, Topsga te, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BS. 0140 6 363123 www.thechestnut sgedney.co.uk Pinchin's Farm Shop & Tea Room , Dauda Lodge, Ch urch Lane, Algakir k, Boston, Lincs. PE 20 2HN. 01205 46 0632 www.pinchinsfarm shop.co.uk

Abbey Parks Farm Shop

Seasonal local produce New potatoes Delicatessen Try our homemade ice cream Award winning Bistro and tearoom Home cooked food served all day Sunday Lunch Private dining and parties ‘The Butchery’ Boston Sausage

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Rest aurant & Cafe, Wimberley Hall Fa rm, Stonegate, W eston, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6HR. 0140 6 372702 www.wimberleyh all.co.uk

See website for evening events

Boston Sausage ‘The Butchery’ at Abbey Parks Farm Shop

Abbey Parks Farm Shop

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Abbey Parks Farm Shop, Parks Farm, Boston


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Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding

Lincolnshire provides some of the finest tasting produce in the country – as you’d expect from an area with such a rich agricultural heritage, and one that gives the UK much of its produce. Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, in Weston, near Spalding, showcases the field to fork journey beautifully, offering a fantastic range of locally sourced farm foods of all kinds and just next door, the café serves up delicious home cooked meals all year round.

The shelves in the renovated original farm buildings are stacked with fresh fruits and delicious locally grown vegetables, and a huge selection of fresh meats is available from the chilled counters. All of the farm’s beef, lamb and pork is home-grown or sourced from other local farms and is prepared by in-house butchers. Much of the mouth-watering array of cooked meats, cheeses and magnificent deli products is also either home-grown or sourced from across Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.

The quiches, pies, cakes and biscuits are all made on the premises and are available in the café and to take away and the Farm Shop also stocks a small selection of plants, sweets and gift cards, and locally brewed beer.

Few places around the country can offer such a rich local food experience. Whether you want to try exceptional fresh artisan produce or to enjoy coffee and homemade quiche in the rustic surroundings of the café, you will be made very welcome at Wimberley Hall Farm Shop. See page 29 for your money saving voucher.

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Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding


A delightful tearoom also serving light lunches, Pennington’s Coffee shop is attached to Flowers ‘n’ Things florists and its adjoining gift shop and is a perfect place for a mid-shop stop. Visitors can sit inside in the cottage-style café or out in the pretty covered courtyard.

Sheddy Turner’s (5) is a Spalding institution. There has been a Turner frying fish and chips in the town since 1913, when a bag of chips to take away cost one old penny. “Sheddy’s” is still serving great value fresh and crispy fish and chips on New Road today. Opening Times: Monday: 11.30am - 2.00pm Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00am - 10.00pm Sunday: Closed Telephone: 01775 722502 www.turnersfishrestaurant.co.uk

Award Winning Fish & Chips Since 1913

TELEPHONE:

01775 722502 N E W R OA D S PA L D I N G L I N C O L N S H I R E P E 1 1 1 S X 46


BAyTREE GARdEN CENTRE High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6JU. Tel: 01406 370242. www.baytree-gardencentre.com

BIRCHGROVE GARdEN CENTRE, SPALdING BuLB MuSEuM & B’s COFFEE SHOP Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3XY. Tel: 01775 680490. www.birchgrovegc.co.uk

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CHESTNuT GARdEN CENTRE, FARM SHOP & RESTAuRANT, Main Road, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BS. Tel: 01406 363123. WyEVALE GARdEN CENTRE Postland Road, Crowland, Spalding, Lincs. PE6 0JB. Tel: 0844 288 5168 www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk

FLEET ROAd NuRSERy & PLANT CENTRE Fleet Road, Holbeach, Lincs. PE12 8LD. Tel: 01406 426016.

GLENSIdE NuRSERIES Glenside South, West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3NP. Tel: 01775 640520. www.glensidenurseries.co.uk SEAGATE IRISES, Long Sutton Bypass, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9RX. Tel: 01406 365138 www.irises.co.uk

Opening Hours Mon - CLOSED | Tues-Thurs - 17.00 - 22.30

SILVERWOOd NuRSERy GARdEN CENTRE, Brownsgate, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9AU. Tel: 01406 364364

Fri & Sat - 17.00 - 22.30 | Sun - 17.00 - 22.00 We are no longer open for lunch times. However if there is a large group we are happy to cater.

SPALdING LIFESTyLE & GARdEN CENTRE 210 Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3PB Telephone: 01775 769922

Tel: 01775 712010 | 01775 249516 Email: Info@gurkhaoven.com

FESTIVAL GARdEN CENTRE Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens, Spalding PE12 6EU Telephone: 01775 760949.

12b Sheep Market, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1BE

The Gurkha Oven (4) is a treat for the taste buds. As well as the familiar Indian dishes its traditional Nepalese cuisine provides a refreshing change if you like a bit of spice in your food. From goat curry to a more traditional Masala, their food is brimming with flavour. Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Telephone: 01775 712010 www.gurkhaoven.com

@ Hills Department Store With riverside views running the length of the restaurant, it's no wonder The Riverview Café is one of Spalding's favourite spots to unwind.

You will find quality coffee and freshly cooked dishes containing only the freshest ingredients, locally sourced from some of Lincolnshire’s finest producers.

18/19 Broad Street, Spalding, PE11 1TB

Tel 01775 767155

see page 31

for your money saving voucher

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Excellent restaurants are also found in the area’s garden centres:


Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

Where to stay -

family days to remember

Spalding and South Holland each have a great selection of places to stay. From B&Bs and hotels with a difference – some of which have housed rock legends - to self-catering cottages and caravan parks, there is a large variety of accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets, that will put visitors in the heart of Fenland life. Here is a selection:

Woodhouse Farm Lodge (1) is a modern boutique hotel offering bed & breakfast. Set in 12 acres of grounds, facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a snooker room. Guestrooms are luxurious, spacious and quiet, and some have balconies overlooking open countryside. The hotel is close to Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens and is within easy reach of other local attractions. Cley Hall Hotel (2) is an elegant 18th century Georgian house and coach house just four minutes’ walk from the town centre. This boutique hotel on the Welland riverfront offers bed and breakfast accommodation, with evening meals available from Monday to Thursday. The stylish Woodlands Hotel (3) in Pinchbeck Road is a classic Edwardian hotel with many original features, and regularly receives outstanding reviews. Guests can enjoy fine food and wines in the hotel’s Oak Leaf Restaurant which offers Sunday roasts and catering for birthdays, weddings and special occasions.

Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

A little further afield in Holbeach is The Mansion House Hotel (4). Thought to have been built in 1681, it is best known as the birthplace of Sir Norman Angell, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 1933 who was born in the house in 1872. This tastefully decorated hotel offers modern comforts in some truly historic surroundings. The Red Lion (5) is a refurbished 18th century hotel in the centre of Spalding. This dog-friendly hotel offers bed & breakfast, while its restaurant, The Spice Affair, serves Goan Indian cuisine. A plaque outside the hotel marks the stay of rock legend Jimi Hendrix, who visited in 1967. If self-catering is more to your liking, Elms Farm Cottages (6) in Boston are converted barns and stables set in over 20 acres of grassland, wildflower meadows and lakes. Fenland Self Catering Holidays (7) in Wisbech St Mary has quirky converted railway carriages and cottages, all with pretty gardens. Both welcome well-behaved dogs so the whole family can stay.

Fancy camping in style’ The luxury heated accommodation at Wigwam Holidays Crowtree (8) are an ideal location to wind down after a busy day near the placid banks of the River Welland, surrounded by mature trees and content cattle in the fields nearby. Suitable for children and dogs, these fine-looking buildings come with all facilities needed, while the Spalding site itself hosts a fire pit, picnic tables and tennis courts for hire. 48


Woodhouse Farm Lodge (1) Holbeach Road, Sp alding PE12 6JP Tel: 01775 718508 www.woodhousefa rmlodge.co.uk

Where to stay

Unwind & Relax...

Cley Hall Hotel S palding (2) 22 High Street, Sp alding PE11 1TX Tel: 01775 725157

Woodlands Hotel (3) 80 Pinchbeck Road , Spalding PE11 1Q F Tel: 01775 769933

The Mansion Hous e Hotel (4) 45 High St, Holbeac h, Spalding PE12 7DY Tel:01406 426919

The Red Lion Ho tel (5) Market Place, Spald ing PE11 1SU Tel: 01775 722869

Elms Farm Cotta ges (6) Boston, Lincolnshir e PE20 3QP Tel: 01205 290840

Crowtree Wigwam s (8) Crowtree Farmhous e, Wragg Marsh, Spalding PE12 6H F Tel:01406 373341

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Accommodation - Hotel/Motel/Inn

Elms Farm Cottages

Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QP Tel: 01205 290840 Contact: Carol Emerson

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Refurbished 18th Century Hotel Offers You

The

Red Lion Hotel

• En-Suite Accommodation • Real Ales (Cask Marque approved) • Warm Welcome • Value for Money

REd LION HOTEL MARKET PLACE, SPALdING, LINCOLNSHIRE PE11 1Su Telephone 01775 722869 Facsimile 01775 710074 Email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

Relax and enjoy the peaceful Lincolnshire countryside in one of our multi award winning cottages. Superb barn conversion into nine two and three bedroom cottages set around a pretty courtyard garden with over 18 acres of grass paddocks and lakes for guests to enjoy.

Beautiful cottages all fitted and furnished to a high standard with modern kitchens, leather sofas, wood floors, wall mounted flat-screen TVs with DVDs and woodburners.

Close to Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve, several pubs and Farm Shops. Two miles from the historic market town of Boston and ideally located to explore the Lincolnshire Fens, Wolds and Coast.

• Level access to all cottages • Excellent facilities for wheelchair users • Free WiFi • Tourist information on site • Dogs Welcome • Riverside walk next to cottages • Walk to village pub for good food

Perfect for a peaceful break for two or get together with family and friends. Open all year - Weekly - Weekends - Midweek stays Prices: £380 - £850

email: carol@elmsfarmcottages.co.uk www.elmsfarmcottages.co.uk

Stennetts Farm Cottages

Somercotes

Apartment & En-Suite Double Room

Rainwalls Lane, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2ED

Jiggles/Jekils Bank, Moulton Eaugate, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0SX Contact: Anne Ashton Tel: 01406 380408 Mobile: 07743 828405 info@stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk www.stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk

Contact: Dr. and Mrs. J.V. Sharp Tel: 01235 833367

Rooms: 2 bedrooms

Somercotes is an attractive and comfortable detached bungalow, surrounded by a large lawned garden (0.5 acres). It is situated in a quiet lane close to the edge of Sutterton village, between Boston and Spalding in South Lincolnshire. It provides a peaceful base for a relaxing country holiday. The property is non-smoking.

Dogs welcome but charged at £10 each p.w

The bungalow has two double bedrooms, sitting room, TV with DVD, phone for incoming calls, bathroom, kitchen and a sun-lounge with dining area. WiFi available. Email: M.L.R.Sharp@btinternet.com Website: www.somercotes.biz

Prices: from £220-£500 per week (according to season)

Situated in the heart of the Fens, overlooking the farmhouse gardens, grounds and paddocks, Stennetts Farm Cottages offer you complete peace and tranquillity in luxurious high specification accommodation, yet are only a few minute’s drive from Spalding, and Springfields Festival Gardens and Outlet Shopping.

Free Fenland Self Catering Holidays

Contact: Michael Southern Tel: 01945 410680 Email: michael@fenlandselfcateringholidays.co.uk

Self Catering: Sleeps 2 - 8 From £175 - £430 per week 2 Nights: From £130 - £210

Dogs & Children Welcome

The cathedral city of Peterborough is under half an hour’s drive away. The Cottages have been completed to a very high standard and include fully fitted luxury kitchens with dishwashers and washer/dryers.

Hillarth House - sleeps 7/8 Panswell Lane, off Barton Road, Wisbech, Cambs.

Woodlands Farmhouse - sleeps 7/8 Panswell Lane, off Barton Road, Wisbech, Cambs.

Cottage Prices: range from £165 for a 3 day stay in our en-suite double room to £550 for a weeks stay in our spacious cottage with own private courtyard.

Sayers House - sleeps 4/5 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs.

Ivywood Railway Carriage - sleeps 4/5 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs.

Victorian Railway Carriage - sleeps 2/3 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs.

Website: www.fenlandselfcateringholidays.com

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There are flat screen tvs/dvd players complete with freeview channels in the lounge areas, and also in all the bedrooms and luxury shower rooms with power showers. Wireless internet facilities are available in all the accommodations, and are included in the price.


Awardeadr,

2013 - 2016 WINNER

Year on Ye Since 2013

The

perfect venue

for all occasions

We were Highly Commended for Customer care at the South Holland Business awards 2014 and 2015.

NOW WE ARE WINNERS OF THE CuSTOMER CARE SOuTH HOLLANd BuSINESS AWARd 2016

In addition, we have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence year on year since 2013.

• • • • •

Wedding Packages from just

£3250

Quality Accommodation, Good food & Service Perfect for Weddings and Civil Partnerships Licensed for Wedding Ceremonies Open to non-residents for Evening Meals Popular Sunday Carvery with Live Music

• All occasions from Christenings, Birthdays & Anniversaries to Special Events and Wakes

Our passion is putting customers at the heart of everything we do incorporating traditional values.

We are very proud of the outstanding service we provide. We have passion and take immense pride in what we do.



T: 01775 769933 E: reservations@woodlandsspalding.com

Woodhouse Farm lodge







Woodhouse Farm Lodge is an exquisite boutique hotel that offers every guest luxury and comfort with a personal touch. The luxurious, spacious guest rooms are quiet and well appointed with modern furnishings, luxurious bed linens and amenities, which make the hotel perfect for romantic breaks and business trips.

The large double guest rooms include: super king sized beds with 100% Egyption Cotten Linen, flat screen televisions with Freeview, free wireless internet, free on site parking, hairdryer, ironing and tea and coffee making facilities.

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80 Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding PE11 1QF





 



Woodhouse Farm Lodge sits in approximately 12 acres of grounds and was originally built in 1974, based on a Georgian style mansion. The property was dramatically renovated in 2009, incorporating an indoor swimming pool, Spa, Beauty Treatments, Spa Days and health suite available.







Tel. 01775 718508 Mob. 07572 798728 Email: bookings@woodhousefarmlodge.co.uk www.woodhousefarmlodge.co.uk

 

Evening meals 6pm - 9pm Mon - Sat. Sunday Carvery 12 noon - 3pm



Holbeach Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6JP.



 







 

























Where to stay

Accommodation - Hotel/Motel/Inn


Accommodation - Hotel/Motel/Inn

The Beeches

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The Mansion House Hotel

Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6BZ Tel: 01406 370345

45 High Street, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 7DY Contact: Richard Rickerby Tel: 01406 426919 Fax: 01406 426848

Contact: Marie & Charlie Rawlings

Rooms: 6 rooms (ensuite)

Prices: Single £40 per night Double £60 per night including breakfast

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our family run bed and breakfast. Set in the grounds of a beautiful period house. The Beeches offers bed and breakfast in a converted barn. All rooms have en-suite facilities, hospitality tray, television with DVD and are spacious, light and airy. Our English Breakfasts are sourced locally and served in our tasteful dining room. We have two ground floor rooms as disabled guests are very welcome. Email: marierawlings@compuserve.com Website: www.beechesspalding.co.uk

A 17th century character hotel providing 9 ensuite bedrooms with 2 HOLIDAY COTTAGES, 1252 Bistro & Bar, lounge, outside beer garden.

Rooms: 9 (ensuite)

Prices: From £60 per night

* Available in certain parts of building

Lucan Lodge B&B

Rooms: 3 bedrooms

Prices: Double £65 Twin £65 Single: £37.50

including breakfast Non smoking

Tastefully refurbished preserving many original features. Email: rickerby3@aol.com Website: www.mansion-hotel.com

Mear Lodge

54 Fleet Road, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 8LA Contact: Mrs J. Cox Tel: 01406 425976

Claylake Farmhouse, Burr Lane, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6AZ Tel: 01775 768886

Lucan Lodge bed and breakfast accommodation is situated between Holbeach and Fleet. An ideal location for exploring the diversity that Lincolnshire has to offer, from historical cities and market towns to fishing and aviation heritage. Lucan Lodge is a very comfortable modern house, decorated to the highest standard. There is ample off road parking and a secure storage for bikes. We have 3 guest rooms equipped with a digital flat screen TV including freeview and DVD player.

This purpose built accommodation is comfortably furnished having en-suite with power shower, double glazing and controllable heating, also TV with DVD & hospitality tray. There is a licenced bar and evening meals are available by arrangement. Our friendly family run establishment has Twin, Double & Family rooms. There is one designed for disabled guests. All rooms are ground level and we have a large car park. Situated in rural surroundings only 2 miles south of Spalding town centre.

Contact: Janet Marks and Pete Gyte

Rooms: 7 rooms (ensuite)

Prices: Single £40 per night Double £60 per night including breakfast

Email: lally_46@hotmail.com Website: www.lucanlodge.co.uk

Email: mearlodge@btconnect.com

Glamping at Crowtree Wigwams is the ideal place to switch off and relax under a thousand acres of sky. Situated at Wragg Marsh, a quiet hamlet just north of the historic town of Spalding in the Lincolnshire Fens, the site has easy access to the River Welland and provides wide, open views of the surrounding Fenscape.

Glamping at Crowtree Wigwams, Spalding Great Holidays in the Great Outdoors

Our fully ensuite, HEATED Wigwams provide the perfect base for weekend escapes, fun with friends and family holidays. Prices from £80 per night (based on two people sharing).

Group discounts are available for booking all nine Wigwams - very popular for birthday parties, group gatherings and similar special events - phone for details. For further information please look at our website wigwamholidays.com/crowtree

Crowtree Wigwams

Wragg Marsh, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6HF

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T: 01406 373341 l or 07712 672917

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• We also have an in-house tax consultant to advise on capital gains tax, income tax and inheritance tax issues as well as general tax advice, including tax returns.

• We are proud holders of the Law Society Lexcel Quality Mark awarded for the level of care we give to every client.

• We are a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme awarded for our expertise and client care in our Conveyancing department.

• Our offices have excellent disabled facilities and our Holbeach office has a spacious car park.

• Friendly and helpful staff with home visits by request.

Call us or visit us at one of our offices:

Holbeach Office: Long Sutton Office: Abbots Manor, 10 Spalding Road 30 Market Place, Long Sutton Holbeach Lincs. PE12 7LP Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9JH Telephone: 01406 422651 Telephone: 01406 363212 email: reception@mossops.co.uk

www.mossops.co.uk

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (number 52592)

www.themortgagepeopleonline.co.uk

Working with you, for you! OUR PROMISE TO YOU Our Aim To listen to your needs and offer impartial, unbiased advice based on your particular requirements and circumstances. Our Commitment To provide a professional and unparalleled service that as our customer we feel you deserve. A 10 Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding, PE11 1QD

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Tel: 01775 718 133 We will: • Carry out a Personal Mortgage Review • Explain all the mortgage schemes to you, the repayment methods and costs involved • Research the whole of the market • Recommend a total mortgage solution to protect you, your home and your family • Provide you with a detailed report of why the mortgage and protection solutions best suits your needs and requirements • Complete all necessary documentation and manage your application through to completion • Keep you updated and fully informed throughout the entire mortgage process

There may be a fee for arranging a mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. Typically this will be £499. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Local Property Services

• We offer a wide range of legal services including house sales and purchases, Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, agricultural law, family law, business advice and litigation advice all dealt with on a one-to-one basis by your personal legal adviser. We offer totally independent advice.


Spalding bus and railway stations are centrally located and the journey time to London by rail is approximately an hour and a half.

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There are also good connections to doncaster, Lincoln, Nottingham and Skegness.

Business Stationery Leaflets Brochures NCR – Duplicate Sets Various Banner Displays Exhibition Displays Signage Vehicle Graphics & Wraps Branded Promo USB Flash Drives

By road it is easy to reach the nearby towns of Boston, King’s Lynn, Stamford and Peterborough.

West Norfolk seaside resorts can be reached in approximately one hour.

• Much, Much More

For more information on public transport: www.traveline.org.uk Tel: 0871 200 2233 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/busrailtravel www.lincsinterconnect.com www.lincsbus.info

CallConnect: Network of connecting local bus services to destinations throughout Lincolnshire. Tel: 0354 234 3344 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

Freephone: 08000 711717 • Telephone: 01205 461116 www.newtonpress.co.uk

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Spalding Tourist Information Centre South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1SS Telephone: 01775 764554 or email: info@sholland.gov.uk designed and Printed by: Newton Press Ltd -1 Abbissgate, Sutterton Enterprise Park, Sutterton, Boston, PE20 2JA Tel: 08000 711717 Email: sales@newtonpress.co.uk - supported by Spalding & district Area Chamber of Commerce Errors, omissions, compliments and complaints to Newton Press Ltd as aboveI If you would like to advertise in the 2018 publication please contact: Nick Ward, Freephone: 08000 711717

Photos courtesy © of: Vinnie Roberts, Newton Press Ltd, Jeff Goodley, Ayscoughfee images © Reg Moore Photography, Studio One Photography, Gary Naylor Photography and Tim Scrivener, agriphoto.com

Newton Press welcomes photo contributions for the 2018 brochure edition: if you have high resolution recognisable images of Spalding and the surrounding area you wish to share, please email them to: design@newtonpress.co.uk all published contributors will be acknowledged

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