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Cleethorpes Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds - 2011 ‘Gold’ Award - Champion of Champions

4-5.........A resort for all seasons

6-7.........Beach activities

8-11.........Fun for all the family

12-13.........Gateway to a perfect day out

14-17.........A shoppers’ paradise

18-21.........Food & drink

22-23.........Great evenings out

24-25.........2011 Events

26-27.........Great golf breaks

28-29.........Get to know the neighbours

30-31.........What a real welcome means

32.........Classified advert listing 33-35.........Quality accommodation

37.........Getting here


40-43.........Resort maps

Cover image: ‘Cleethorpes’ by Joe Marritt, winner of the Cleethorpes Photography Competition 2010


hello and welcome... to the Cleethorpes, Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire holiday guide for 2011. This guide is packed with great ideas for your visit to Cleethorpes and the surrounding area. From activities and attractions, places to eat, where to shop and things to do there is something for everyone - from a short visit to a short break, whatever your budget. Bring your guide with you when you visit to ensure you don’t miss any of our highlights! We hope you enjoy reading this guide and are sure you will love what you find when you arrive.

image: Cleethorpes Pier


a resort for all seasons Traditionally the seaside was a place you visited in the summer; you packed up your bucket and spade - suitcases as well for a longer stay - and headed for the coast. But now there’s so much more to do all year round, whether you come for the day, for the weekend or longer. Getting here is easy by road and rail, there’s plenty of quality accommodation and loads to do. You could come with the family to enjoy the Jungle Zoo, the rides at Pleasure Island and the Light Railway. Plan a trip to take in a special festival or event – there’s lots of them – or revel in the splendour of Cleethorpes in Bloom, the multi-award winning floral displays that brighten up the town. Make a weekend of it with a few mates – chilling by day and enjoying the pubs and clubs at night, or get some Christmas shopping done at the huge choice of stores in Cleethorpes and Grimsby, you can even enjoy a spa treatment on an indulgent weekend away. Whatever you’re in the mood for, it’s time to start planning.


Attractions throughout the year

Pampering sessions at Aqua Viva.

From exciting rides to festive fun, Pleasure Island offers brilliant family entertainment all year round.

North East Lincolnshire’s top quality comedy and literature festival.

GYPO urban sports facilities for BMX.

See a great concert from the Grimsby Jazz programme.

Lazer Adventure at Fairworld Amusements.

Take aim on the lanes at Cleethorpes Bowling Centre. 01472 601006

Big name shows and Christmas spectaculars at Grimsby Auditorium.

Accompanied rides on the beach from Sea View Equestrian Centre.

01472 200477


beach activities 6

images: Building sandcastles, Cleethorpes Beach

we didn’t know north east lincolnshire had so much to offer

We’re proud of our magnificent beaches, and with good reason. Miles and miles of beautiful sands are the perfect environment for all kinds of family fun. Sunbathing, sandcastle building, picnics,

Donkey Rides Our donkeys are well cared for and have been a traditional part of beach life for decades.

beach cricket and football are enjoyed by all families. There’s even some high speed land and water action taking place on and around this stretch of sand, which attracts plenty of extreme sports enthusiasts.

Kite Surfing The estuary’s prevailing conditions are ideal for this growing sport.

We go to great lengths to ensure our beaches are clean and have the Quality Coast Awards from Keep Britain Tidy to prove it. Beach Safety patrols operate every single day of the year to make sure you, your family and friends can relax and enjoy yourselves. The quality of the bathing water has earned us Blue Flag status for cleanliness.

Horse Riding Enjoy a beach hack with a qualified rider from a local equestrian centre.

Our commitment to ensure the beach is accessible to all includes having Landeez all-terrain wheelchairs available for hire which are suitable for taking out on to the sand. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful beaches.

Jet Skiing Launch a jet ski from a beach slipway into the estuary.

Nature Walks A gateway of the Humber Estuary and a vital staging post for migratory birds, identified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Power Kiting Cleethorpes beach is perfect for high speed, land-based thrills, including kite buggying, sea kiting and power kiting.

For more information on our beaches and activities check out 7

Whether you visit for the day or are planning a longer stay, you can fill your days with a whole host of family-friendly activities. Experience the thrill of white knuckle rides, or a leisurely road train ride along the prom, practice putting on a crazy golf course, test your skills on exciting arcade games or visit some exotic wildlife - the choices are endless. You can be as active or as laid back as you like, and when the time comes for some refreshment we can satisfy even the most demanding appetites!

Pleasure Island White knuckle thrills, family shows and oodles of rides for all ages. A magical, fun-packed day out.


fun for all the family image: Playtowers


Discovery Centre Home to fascinating exhibitions, stunning views of the Humber and a great coffee shop.

Jungle Zoo Check out the many kinds of birds, mammals and reptiles housed at the Jungle Zoo.

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway Enjoy a ride on this heritage light railway, operating along a 2 mile coastal track from Kingsway Station to Lakeside.



Cleethorpes attractions will keep the family entertained all day long

fun that never stops!

Everyone Active offers affordable activities for you or your family to have great days out. With the widest range of activities from ice skating to swimming, you can simply turn-up, pay on the day and play. Although facilities vary, you can chose from any of these 6 centres: Cleethorpes Leisure Centre 01472 323200 Grimsby Swimming Pool 01472 323500 King George V Athletics Stadium 01472 323228 Grimsby Leisure Centre 01472 323100 Immingham Swimming Pool 01469 516003 Immingham Sports Centre 01469 516001

Everyone Active manages these facilities in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council.

For special offers, ideas and inspiration for your visit to Cleethorpes, Grimsby & the North East Lincolnshire Wolds, visit: 9

images: Pleasure Island, The Jungle Zoo, Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

Lollipop Road Train Jump on board for an award winning ride along the promenade from the Pier to Lakeside, where you can hop on Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. 01472 506928

Playtrail Follow the orange duckprints for 1.5 miles from Cleethorpes Library enjoying the attractions and games on the prom.

Playtowers Indoor play centre with ball pools, slides and more - great fun for kids!

Cleethorpes Leisure Centre A slide, beach area and waves make the leisure pool a popular choice. www.everyoneactive.comÂ

Karting World Buckle up tight for some racing action on the track, a challenging circuit! From 8 years.

North Promenade Visit the prom for fairground fun, penny slot games and an indoor market.


Telephone: (01472) 822236

Brigsley Road, Waltham, Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN37 0JZ

Take a step back in time when the bread that we ate was made from corn ground by the power of the wind. Admission: Adult £1.50 Child 75p Family Ticket: 2 Adults & 2 Children £4.00

Rustic style children’s play equipment. Restaurant. Traditional teas, coffees & ice-cream. Craft units and gift shops. Garden Centre.

Experience the daily work of a miller who relied on the vagaries of the winds and see a genuine one hundred year old mill.

Museum of Rural Life.

Wake up to the

FISHING HERITAGE CENTRE, GRIMSBY An inspiring day for the whole family! FRee children’s tickets with the voucher below

Open Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm - 4pm Easter - end of September.

Miniature Railway.

Open event days, Bank Holidays & Sundays 12 noon - 4pm, Easter - end of October (weather permitting).


Open 10am - 4pm Easter - end of September, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, also Tuesday - Sunday during Easter, Whitsun & Summer School Holidays.

Abbey Walk Gallery Visual Arts Centre Contemporary Fine Art Workshops Art Materials 8 Abby Walk, Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN31 1NB 01472 241007 Open Tues - Sat 9 - 5

Cleethorpes Promenade


• Dress up as a 1950’s fisherman • take the helm and set a ship’s course

Don’t miss the boat! Sail on down to the Fishing Heritage Centre today! FuRTHER INFoRmATIoN: Fishing heritage Centre, alexandra Dock, Grimsby, DN31 1uZ t: 01472 323345 I e: I W:

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Lollipop Express

• Sign on as a crew member

Group Discounts Available Free Lollies for children Daily from the Pier Apr-Sep 11am-5pm

TEL: 01472 506928 MOB: 07808 645858


gateway to a perfect day out Waltham Windmill

Abbey Walk Gallery

As well as the historic mill, Waltham’s attractions include the enticing McMillers Sweets Emporium, a railway carriage café and craft outlets.

Grimsby’s newest art venue offers an exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions all year round.

The Fishing Heritage Centre

With many amazing attractions, Cleethorpes already has plenty to offer its visitors. But it’s an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area, and the many attractions and rolling countryside within a short journey. With a wealth of culture and heritage sites, including, museums, a traditional windmill, modern galleries and the magnificent Wolds, we’re certain you’ll be spoilt for choice and vowing to return for another look. Journey back to the golden days of steam at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, or book a trip on its festive Santa Special. Visit Immingham and see where the Pilgrim Fathers began their trip to Holland before setting sail for the New World – a truly historic moment. Why not pick up a trail and set out on foot or bike to get the most out of the beautiful countryside and explore some of the nearby amazing attractions? Here is just a taster.


Telling the compelling story of the region’s maritime tradition with a genuine working trawler, the Ross Tiger, berthed alongside.

Gate Gallery Hosts regular special exhibitions and sells paintings, sculpture, textile art and limited edition prints.

Pasture House Fisheries Spend a day relaxing with rod and line at this eight-acre fishing facility. A haven for anglers and conservationists.

DID YOU KNOW? The Wanderlust Way is a 20-mile circular walk

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway A fascinating look at transport from a bygone era.

around the rolling chalk hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, through chocolate box villages and stunning landscapes. You can also choose one of three shorter circular walks.

images: Waltham Windmill, Fishing Heritage Centre, Abbey Walk Gallery, Lincolnshire Wolds, Fishing Heritage Centre, Waltham Windmill


images: Shopping in Cleethorpes, Abbeygate


we didn’t know north east lincolnshire has such fantastic shopping

a shoppers’ paradise When the need for a little retail therapy begins to take hold, Cleethorpes and Grimsby can satisfy the craving. If you’re interested in big high street names, fashionable designer clothes or beautiful individual gifts, they’re all to be found here. Both men and women can update their wardrobes with the very latest styles, from the designer wear on offer on Cleethorpes’ Seaview Street to Grimsby’s Abbeygate, where Dolce & Gabbana rub shoulders with G-Star, Armani and Henri Lloyd. The kids need not be left out either with stores like Papillon and Think Bubbles giving youngsters the chance to dress up. Great gifts can be found at shops such as JK’s or Jalousie when you want to treat a loved one or find the perfect birthday or Christmas present. Why not pick up something truly original and handmade from the craft outlets at Meridian Point? For the full shopping experience check out Leading Labels in Cleethorpes. Or get indoors and browse around the likes of House of Fraser, M&S, Topshop and New Look in Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre. When a break’s called for, grab a latte in Costa or Starbucks and set the bags down for a few minutes.

FRESHNEY PLACE An indoor shopping centre. Stores include M&S and Primark. With hundreds of car parking spaces, shopping couldn’t be easier.

ABBEYGATE A gated arcade off Bethlehem Street in Grimsby. Home to designer clothes, gifts, salons, a health spa and cafés.

SEAVIEW STREET Individual boutiques line this charming Cleethorpes shopping enclave, where high fashion stands alongside jewellery and interior design stores.


image: Abbeygate


Cleethorpes Clothing & Shoe Superstore! JUST ELEGANCE

A Huge selection of Brands you can trust, at “Real Value” Prices


01472 605723 Next to Parkway Cinema

Plenty of FREE Parking OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Cleethorpes has a huge selection of places to go for a quick bite, a welcome thirst quencher or a hearty meal. So when there comes a point in your day when a drink, a snack or a meal are absolutely essential, you wont have to look too far to get what you want. Fortunately that’s never a problem in Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds!

Fish & chips are legendary in this part of the world because of the freshness of the fish landed in Grimsby. But it’s not just fish we do well, there are plenty of other tempting alternatives from Italian and Thai to Indian and Chinese. Cafés and family-friendly pubs are also in abundance. Don’t forget to look out for premises displaying the North East Lincolnshire Council ‘Scores on the Doors’ rating – it’s a quality mark you can trust. (For more information see page 38).


images: Fizz Champagne Bar, dining out in Cleethorpes



north east lincolnshire has so many places offering delicious food & drink

food & drink


quality food and drink


Beach Restaurant

Kingsway Kiosks

Ocean Fish Bar

With a view over the sands this is a great spot for a meal day or night.

Very popular spot with an entertainment programme as well as food and drink.

Traditional fish & chip take-away and restaurant.


Oriental Express


Award-winning Indian cuisine featuring traditional favourites.

Eastern cuisine all-you-can eat buffet restaurant close to Lakeside attractions.

Good for a daytime snack or an evening of fine dining indulgence.

Steels Corner House

Valerie’s Italian

The Pear Tree

Serving great fish & chips and more with a nationwide reputation built on quality.

A recent revamp has kept this a favourite on the front. 01472 235556

Lots of choice from a varied and delicious pub menu.

The Wellow

The Kingsway Hotel


Child-friendly pub with a good value menu to suit all tastes. 01472 695589

Quality hotel dining with a thoughtful choice of dishes.

Pop in for a bite when visiting the shops on Seaview Street. 01472 697188

Situated next to the beautiful Boating Lake. Our restuarant offers over 50 mouth watering -

Chinese & Indian Dishes

on a self serve all you can eat basis. We also have a salad bar, fresh fruits and an inclusive self service ice cream bar. ba ‘Special Offers’ for senior citizens at selected times. Open Sun-Thurs: 12noon -10pm, Fri & Sat: 12noon-11pm KINGS ROAD, CLEETHORPES NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE, DN35 0AG

THE CORNER HOUSE WITH THE WORLDWIDE REPUTATION We will of course be serving our famous Fish and Chips, renowned as possibly the finest in Cleethorpes for over 50 years.

Tel: (01472) 692644 All of our fish is carefully selected and supplied by our exclusive supplier Oliver Bros. (Fish Merchants) Ltd. Prince Albert Gardens, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby. Tel: (01472) 354387

Remember our full restaurant menu served every day of the week until 9pm including a wide range of Grills, Steaks, etc.

Tel: (01472) 694999

Children especially welcome, with their own menu served all day including choice of eight main courses plus ice cream and a drink. All majot credit cards accepted Enjoy a glass of wine, or a lager with your meal

Ocean Fish Bar We would like to welcome you to our Licensed Air-Conditioned Fish Restaurant & Take-away. We cater for all tastes & requirements including Healthy Options, Party Bookings & Coach Parties Welcome • 140 Seater Restaurant • Licensed Bar • Air Conditioned • Disabled Toilets • Full Disabled Facilities


* Senior Citizen Special 50 St. Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes Opposite Boots & Town Car Park

Tel: (01472) 603590

* TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY ** Please check our menu board for special offers **


image: Grimsby Auditorium


we didn’t know north east lincolnshire had so much great entertainment to offer

great evenings out No matter what your idea of a great evening out is we’ve got something for everyone.

You might want lively over traditional, a quiet chat instead of live music, dancing rather than a cosy corner. Possibly some live entertainment, maybe a film before hitting a club, or just a couple of drinks before strolling along the prom. Well you would be hard pressed to take in all Cleethorpes has to offer in just one night. From reputedly the world’s smallest bar to Lincolnshire’s largest professional theatre – all kinds of nightlife can be found here for whatever mood strikes you.

Parkway Cinema Watch all the latest releases and look out for live events.

Signal Box Inn Enjoy a beer in what is said to be the world’s smallest bar.

Bar Babylon If it’s a party you want, Bar Babylon is the place.

Gypsy Tears Check out the bands at this quality live music venue.

Grimsby Auditorium

bar Racuda

The Grimsby Auditorium is the largest professional theatre in Lincolnshire. 0844 8472426

A lively atmosphere seven days a week.


Reflex Party Rooms

A roof top bar and VIP option at this ‘ultimate adult playground’.

Big on retro sounds for a fun-loving crowd.


The Establishment

Sip some bubbly in this champagne bar.

Live music and late club nights make this a great place for a night out to remember. 01472 690784


2011Events Regular Events


Grimsby Jazz

Grimsby Auditorium

The region’s best regular jazz night. No membership necessary. 01472 873730 6th January Alan Barnes 21st January The Zappatistas 10th February Dylan How Quartet 3rd March Players Night 24th March Marlene Verplanck 1st April Clare Teal 14th April Magic Hat Ensemble 28th April Daryl Sherman Trio 26th May Yoruba 9th June Quarter to 4 Band

January 13th Jan – 12th Feb

The Grimsby Ice Factory, Past and Future

Gate Gallery will be hosting this exhibition on behalf of the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust. Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4, and also by appointment.


Beyond The Barricade Grimsby Auditorium

22nd – 29th

The Caxton Players Pair of Beauties by Gordon Steel

29th – 30th

BSSK Mind Body and Spirit Event Grimsby Auditorium


3rd G*mania - Inspired by the TV hit Glee 8th Flawless 17th NELC Secondary Singing Festival: ‘Let’s Rock!!’ 21st Let’s Hang On 24th Example (plus Special Guests) 25th Fireman Sam 26th For Those About To Rock - Livewire AC/DC & The ZZ Tops

17th Feb – 26th March

Gate Gallery

Gate Gallery Spring Exhibition: New works by gallery artists. Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4, and also by appointment.

28th Feb, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th March

Infant Singing Festival: ‘Wonderful Water’

Grimsby Central Hall There will be a performance at the end of each day at 1.15pm with an entrance fee of £1.00 (children are free).

March Grimsby Auditorium 2nd 4th – 5th 8th – 13th 15th 19th 22nd 24th 25th

Joe Brown in Concert Grimsby & Cleethorpes District Scouts & Guides present: ‘Grimsby Gang Show’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser Grimsby & Cleethorpes Youth Orchestra Busting Out Vampires Rock The Official Jake and Elwood Blues

26th A&M Freedom Freestyle Dance Academy 27th – 28th Derren Brown – Svengali 29th Drumchasers by Noise Ensemble 30th Shakespeare 4 Kidz - A Midsummer Nights Dream

4th, 5th & 6th

North East Lincolnshire’s World Music Festival

A weekend of sounds from across the globe, including live performances and workshops at various venues.

5th – 12th

The Caxton Players

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Murder Mystery by David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin and Walter Zerlin Jr.

April Grimsby Auditorium 1st 2nd 6th 9th 12th 15th 16th 22nd - 23rd 28th 29th

The Solid Silver 60s Show One Night of Elvis with ‘Lee Memphis King’ & PJ Proby Vienna Festival Ballet Present Cinderella Superslam Wrestling Spectacular The Chippendales – Most Wanted Sally Morgan - Psychic Sally on the Road Jimmy Carr - Laughter Therapy The Naked Truth Lenny Henry in Cradle to Rave A Tribute to Abba Forever


Sevens To The Seas

The Pre-War Austin Seven Club bring their annual event to Cleethorpes. The vintage cars will be displayed on the Promenade in the afternoon.

we didn’t know north east lincolnshire had so many events

16th – 23rd

16th – 23rd

23rd - 25th

The Caxton Players

The Caxton Players

Grimsby St Hugh’s Festival


Grimsby Auditorium

Bouncers by John Godber

9th – 14th

Grimsby Auditorium

Bill Kenwright presents Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers


Searching for Dr. Branovic

A classical music festival that in 2011 will be focusing on New York Minimalism. The festival will take place at Grimsby Minster (formerly St James’ Church)

13th - Snooker Legends 14th - Roy “Chubby” Brown

October 1st – 31st


Lit.Com Festival

For all the most up to date summer events visit

Held at various venues across North East Lincolnshire. The Annual Lit.Com festival promises to be the county’s largest and widest ranging Literature and Comedy Festival.

Rock For Heroes

Live music at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre in support of Help For Heroes. Cleethorpes Leisure Centre


Grand Day Out in association with Born To Be Wheeled

Motorcycle rally, trade stands, custom bike show and live music. Cleethorpes Promenade and Kingsway Kiosks. Charity event for Help For Heroes, Headway and MAG.

June 4th – 11th

The Caxton Players

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

24th June - 3rd July

North East Lincolnshire Arts Forum Festival Further Information: 07711 812401


1st, 2nd & 3rd

Cleethorpes Jazz Festival

Early Bird tickets £56, acts include Dave Newton, Alan Barnes Mark Nightingale, Liam Noble, Nigel Price, Steve Waterman, Kit Downes, Liz Fletcher, Pat McCarthy, Roger Beaujolais. Cleethorpes Memorial Hall, 01472 873730

September 3rd – 10th

15th– 22nd

The Caxton Players

The Caxton Players

Murder by Natural Causes

Purgatory Park by Steve Abbott

17th - 18th & 24th - 25th

Insight Open Weekends

The artists of Northern Lincolnshire open their studios to the public for two consecutive weekends as a celebration of the wealth of artwork created in this region. 01652 660380

November / December For all the most up to date festive events visit

event contacts Grimsby Auditorium Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BH Tel : 0844 8472426 Web :

Gate Gallery 12 Brighowgate, Grimsby, DN32 0QX Tel : 01472 356188 Web :

Caxton Theatre 128 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, DN31 3HW Tel : 01472 346251 Web :

Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre Cleethorpes Library, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LG Tel : 01472 323111 Email : Web :

Central Hall Duncombe Street,Grimsby, DN32 7EG Tel : 01472 349300 Email : Web :


great golf breaks If you’re a golf fan, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your favourite pastime in North East Lincolnshire. If you want to build your entire trip around the sport, then basing yourself in Cleethorpes

gives you easy access to the town’s own club, one of the oldest in the region, with a first class course and excellent clubhouse. You’re also within easy reach of the picturesque Tetney course for another day’s play that’s sure to be a true challenge. With plenty of accommodation to choose from, and a wide variety of nightlife, you won’t be short of places to stay and social activity away from the course. You could also make a round just one of the activities during a stay that takes in plenty of the region’s other attractions as well, so having the clubs handy just in case might not be a bad idea.


DID YOU KNOW? Cleethorpes Golf Club is more than 100 years old and the course still retains some of the features designed by the great Harry Vardon – a six-time Open champion. Much of nearby Immingham Golf Club is built on the site of the medieval village of Immingham which surrounded the adjacent St Andrew’s Church. The National Golf Centre is based at Woodhall Spa, less than an hour away from Cleethorpes by car and is home to the Hotchkin Course, voted the best inland course in the UK by Golf World magazine.

we didn’t know north east lincolnshire had such wonderful golf courses


images: Waltham Windmill, Continental Market, The Fishwife, Grimsby Dock Tower


we didn’t know north east lincolnshire had so many great places to visit

get to know the neighbours Places to go

There’s no reason to confine yourself to visiting Cleethorpes when there’s so much more to the region itself.

The Fishwife Treat yourself to some smoked fish landed locally at this traditional fishmonger.

Just a matter of minutes up the road is thriving Grimsby which offers visitors excellent shopping, a good choice of nightlife as well as several galleries and museums. It’s also home to some fabulous food – especially when it comes to freshly caught

Chequered Flag Karting Get in a few laps at this Holton-le-Clay circuit Waltham village is famed for its windmill, but there’s also the Rural Museum of Lincolnshire Life on the mill site. Aviation fans will be delighted to see that it includes an RAF section. Travel on to Laceby and visit St Margaret’s Church, sections of which date back to the 12th Century and is part of the region’s rich heritage.

fish. Well you would expect nothing less from a town synonymous with the fishing industry. Grimsby’s traditional fish smokers have protected geographic status, giving their products the same cachet as champagne and parma ham. There’s also a regular farmers’ market where the best regional produce can be found for sale.

Immingham Museum A fascinating collection of local objects with small exhibitions on the Pilgrim Fathers, Great Central Railway and the Docks, upon which modern Immingham was founded.

Miller’s Tandoori An Indian restaurant in the shadow of Waltham’s windmill.

DID YOU KNOW? The Grade 1 listed Grimsby Dock Tower dominates the port skyline and at one time provided hydraulic power to lock gates and cranes.


What a real welcome means If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, it’s always good to have a recommendation you can trust to guide your final decision.

Now there are two separate schemes which can help you pick the accommodation that’s right for you. You’ll find plenty of Cleethorpes hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering properties being assessed by a body such as the AA or Visit Britain as part of the National Quality Assurance Scheme (NQAS) which aims to encourage all holiday accommodation providers to go through a recognised inspection. Cleethorpes Tourism is an independent body that guarantee the highest standards of quality accommodation and comfort for guests. Inspected to nationally recognised quality standards. This approved accommodation offers you the highest quality, ensuring you have an enjoyable stay. Cleethorpes can provide all kind of accommodation from boutique hotels, to all-inone centres like Haven’s Thorpe Park which are ideal for families.

Take your pick Cleethorpes Tourism

Enjoy Cleethorpes

The welcome mat is out.

Key to Accommodation Facilities General Symbols Children welcome

Open all year round

Linen hire available

Parking facilities

Linen provided free of charge

Childrens play area

Passenger Lift/Stair Lift

Civil weddings performed

Pets welcome (prior arrangement)

Camping and Caravan Specific Symbols

Conference facilities

Picnic Area

Chemical toilet disposal facilities

Cot(s) available

Pub/Restaurant within 1 mile

Electric hook-up available

Credit cards accepted

Sea View

Food shop on site/mobile food shop

Disabled toilets

Shop within 1 mile

Gas cylinder exchange or refill

Direct dial phones in all rooms/units

Short break packages offered

Lighting throughout the park

OR public telephone available

Swimming pool

Special dietary needs catered for

Entertainment provided

TV’s in rooms/unit

Garden for guests use Gift Shop Ground floor accommodation Home Grown Local Produce Internet access available



Tea/Coffee making facilities MW

Serviced Accommodation Specific Symbols Evening meals available Guests lounge

Real fire place / stove Z

Self-Catering Accommodation Specific Symbols

Level access


Licensed to sell alcohol


Non Smoking establishment


Online bookable

Gas / Electricity by coin meter

Washing machine available Shower on site

Restaurant on site

Ironing facilities


Toilets on-site Attraction Specific Symbols Cafe/Tea Room P

Coach parking Guided tours available

Accommodation ratings made easy ★



Simple, practical, no frills

Good level of quality and comfort

Exceptional with a degree of luxury



Well presented and well run

Excellent service throughout

Awaiting Grading At the time of going to press these properties have applied to participate in the relevant scheme and are waiting to be assessed.

Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) This verifies that the visitor attraction satisfies VisitBritain’s requirements of quality on the condition, standard of facilities and services provided. For more information, please see

Walkers & Cyclists Welcome Properties with the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome logos offer facilities to meet the needs of these visitors e.g. drying facilities for clothes and secure area for bikes.

Families Welcome Properties with the Families Welcome logo offer families the confidence that the accommodation has thought about their particular needs e.g. storage for push-chairs and children’s portions of food.

Pets Welcome In response to customers who do not wish to be parted from their pets, the Welcome Pets Scheme gives pet owners (dog, cat or bird owners) the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their and their pet’s particular needs.

Welcome Host Quality and friendliness are the key themes of this nationally recognised customer care training initiative.

Visit Britain – additional awards Silver & Gold Awards for Hotels / Guest Accommodation - awarded to an establishment in addition to the star rating, these awards reflect the highest levels of quality in bathrooms, bedrooms and service.

National Accessible Scheme If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs, look out for VisitEngland’s National Accessible Scheme ratings.

Mobility Impairment Older and less mobile guests. Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Part-time wheelchair users Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those who may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps.

Independent wheelchair users Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers unaided to and from the wheelchair in a seated position. This person may be an independent traveller.

Assisted wheelchair users Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and requires assistance from a carer, and maybe a hoist, when transferring to and from the wheelchair in a seated position.

Access Exceptional Is awarded to establishments that meet the requirements of independent wheelchair users or assisted wheelchair users and also fulfil more demanding requirements with reference to the British Standard BS 8300:2001.

Visual Impairment Visually impaired guests - 1 Typically provides key additional services and facilities to meet the needs of visually impaired guests.

Visually impaired guests - 2 Typically provides a higher level of additional services and facilities to meet the needs of visually impaired guests.

Hearing Impairment Hearing impaired guests - 1 Typically provides key additional services and facilities to meet the needs of guests with hearing impairment.

Hearing impaired guests - 2 Typically provides a higher level of additional services and facilities to meet the needs of guests with hearing impairment. Please log on to to find accommodation that has a national accessibility scheme rating.

Guide to Food Awards AA Food Rosettes The AA Food Rosettes are annual awards for food quality on a rising scale of 1 to 5.


Cleethorpes Classified Listing Attractions: Abbey Walk Gallery.............................. 11 Everyone Active.................................... 9 The Fishing Heritage Centre................. 11 Leading Labels..................................... 17 Lollipop Express................................... 11 North Lincolnshire................................ 36 Ocean Fish Bar..................................... 21 Oriental Express................................... 21 Pleasure Island..................................... 9 Steels Cornerhouse Restaurant........... 21 Thorpe Park.......................................... 9 Waltham Windmill Centre..................... 11

Accommodation: Hotel: Stallingborough Grange Hotel.............. 33

Guest House: Alpine House........................................ 34 Brier Park Guest House........................ 34 The Comat............................................ 33 Ginnie's Guesthouse............................ 34 Peaks Top Farm.................................... 33 Sherwood Guest House....................... 33

Self Catering: Beach House........................................ 34 Beech Farm Cottages.......................... 34 Canal Farm Cottages........................... 34 Cedar Park Cottages............................ 35 Grange Farm Cottages......................... 35 Holmhirst Safari.................................... 35 Homefield Farm . ................................. 35 Thorganby Hall .................................... 35 Willow Lakes........................................ 35 32

From perfect days to extended stays.

Stallingborough Grange Hotel

Peaks Top Farm Hewitts Avenue, New Waltham, Grimsby, DN36 4RS Tel/Fax: 01472 812941

Our converted barns offer smart and comfortable non-smoking accommodation on a working arable and fruit farm. Delicious farmhouse breakfasts served in the granary. Perfectly positioned for Grimsby and Cleethorpes (5-7 mins) and exploring the local villages. Rooms: 3 single, 1 double, 2 twin, 2 family (all en-suite) Prices: from £28 per night

Riby Road, Stallingborough, Nr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8BU Tel: 01469 561302 - Fax: 01469 501338 Stallingborough Grange Hotel is a picturesque thatched country hotel, set in it’s own beautiful gardens. Relax in the comfort of one of our bedrooms all fully equipped with modern facilities.

Prices: from £80 per person per night

Sherwood Guest House 15 Kingsway, Cleethorpes DN35 8QU Tel: 01472 692020 Sherwood Guest House is in a prime location on Cleethorpes seafront, offering superb views on the Humber Estuary. Beautifully presented throughout & tastefully decorated to a very high standard.

Rooms: 6 Single (3 en-suite), 4 Double, (3 en-suite) Prices: POA

The Comat

24-26 Yarra Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LS Tel: 01472 694791 Fax: 01472 238113 The Comat is in a central location in a quiet area, just off the sea front and is totally non smoking. It is inspected annually by the AA and has been awarded a 4 star rating, along with a 5 star Hygiene Certificate from the local council. As well as the usual double rooms there are superior one and two bedroom family rooms, and ground floor rooms for the less able. We offer a 10% reduction for senior citizens for stay of 4 days or more. The comfortable and attractive rooms are all en-suite and have flat screen TVs with freeview and DVD players, free Wi-Fi connections, radio alarm clocks and complimentary beverage tray. The comfortable and relaxing bar lounge has satellite television and the dining room has separate tables for that more intimate touch.

Rooms: 4 Double, 2 Family Prices: Double £65 per night, Family from £84 per night 3


Alpine House

Beech Farm Cottages

55 Clee Road Cleethorpes, DN35 8AD Tel: 01472 690804 Comfortable B&B, colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities, off street parking. Offering warm welcome to business & holiday makers.

Station Road, Tetney, DN36 5HX Tel: 01472 815935 Unwind in one of our award winning deluxe cottages in 17 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, classed as ‘an area of outstanding natural beauty’. Each cottage is spacious, comfortable and luxurious, offering you first class quality in relaxing and peaceful surroundings. For a romantic and fun weekend away try our exclusive private retreat, the 5* Red Room. Whether moving house, on holiday, on business, or visiting friends in the area, we will ensure you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Rooms: 2 Single, 1 Twin, 2 Family Prices: From £20 per night 2

Units: 7 self-catering cottages in converted farm buildings Prices: Weekly rates from £320 to £680 Long/Short term rates on request


Brier Park Guest House



27 Clee Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AD Tel: 01472 605591 - Mobile: 07849 639923 Clean, quiet & comfortable B&B with colour TV’s, tea & coffee making facilities, en-suite & ground floor rooms & off road parking. A warm welcome & friendly stay to the business & holiday trade.

Rooms: 1 Single, 4 (3 en-suite) Double, 1 Twin Prices: Single & Double £25pp, Twin £20pp P

Ginnie’s Guesthouse

Beach House (Self Catering) Bolingbroke Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0HQ Tel: 01472 211210 Mobile: 07810 285111

27 Queen’s Parade Cleethorpes, DN35 0DF Tel: (01472) 694997 Fax (01472) 593153 / Contact Kim & Francis Wood

• Modern, immaculate facilities • Quality beds, mattresses and linen • 5 min walk from local attractions and beach • Peaceful and private gardens. Free private parking • Spacious, light and airy rooms. Beautiful bathroom QUALITY ACCOMMODATION AT REALISTIC PRICES!

1 House (sleeps 6) from only £350 per week / £100 per night P


‘Always a warm welcome’ awaits you at Ginnie’s Guest House. Situated in a quiet central location just off the sea front. We are close to all local attractions & amenities: Leisure Centre, Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Cleethorpes Meridian Park, Cinema, Boating lake, Pleasure Island and much more. All rooms en-suite/private facilities, ground floor rooms available, off road parking for up to 4 vehicles, WiFi internet access, special diets catered for. 100% Non Smoking Establishment Rooms: 3 Double, 2 Twin, 2 Family Prices: Double from £45, Twin from £50, Family from £70

Canal Farm Cottages Canal Farm, Austen Fen, Grainthorpe, Louth, LN11 0NX. Tel: 01472 388825 Three charming cottages on the banks of the Louth Canal. Peaceful location near coastal nature reserves. Perfect for cyclists, walkers & nature lovers. Lake & canal-side walks, fishing on-site. Safe grass play area, ample parking & pets welcome.


Units: 3 (2 bedrooms per unit) Prices: £250-£500 per week P


Thorganby Hall

Cedar Park Cottages (Self Catering)

Thorganby Hall

Thorganby Hall, Thorganby, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN37 OSR. Thorganby Hall, Thorganby, Grimsby, Tel: (01472) 398270 Lincolnshire, Mob:DN37 07971OSR. 283404 (01472) Tel: 01472Fax: 398270 - 398697 Fax: 07971 283404

Humberston Road, Tetney, DN36 5NG Tel: 01472 211210 - Mobile: 07810 285111

• Set in 5 acres of beautiful meadows • Spotlessly clean spacious cottages, Beautiful bathrooms • Quality beds, mattresses and linen • Family, pram and wheelchair friendly • 5 min drive to beach and Wolds NO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PRICE INCREASES! Set within the curtilage of Thorganby

Little Walk Cottage a stylish stable Hall, LittleisWalk Cottage is a conversion stylish stable enjoying views over pastureland. Cottage (1 conversion enjoying viewsMarris over pastureland. mile away) was once a shepherd’s home. Marris Cottage (1 mile away) was once a

Units: 2 Cottages (each sleepsoriginal 4) shepherd’s home and combines beams£199-696 with modern comfort as well as Prices: from

Cottages (sleeps 1-8) from £250 per week / £50 per night

boasting lovely views. 2 Cottages: each sleeps 4 Prices: from £199-696


Barton Street, Ashby Cum Fenby, DN37 0RU Tel: 01472 826183 - Mob: 07963 191170

Waltham Road, Barnoldby-Le-Beck North East Lincolnshire, DN37 0AP Tel: 01472 822216 - Mob: 07947 627663 Situated in the heart of the Wolds, with easy access to Cleethorpes, this tasteful Victorian barn conversion provides three stylish and roomy cottages, a unique blend of tradition and luxury. All cottages have 1 double & 1 twin bedroom (additional sofa bed in cottage three to accommodate the larger family.

Willow Lakes set in an area of natural beauty, accommodation consists of luxurious cottages with two lakes, equestrian facilities, caravan park and tenting. Location provides access to regions leisure activities.

Units: 10 Cottages, Pitches: 5 tent, 12 caravan Prices: Pitches from £12 pn

3 Cottages from £225 - £400 per week MW

Homefield Farm Off Third Lane, Ashby-Cum-Fenby, Grimsby, DN37 0QU Tel: 01472 827872


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Holmhirst Safari & Forest Rains Restaurant 3 Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LQ Tel: 01472 692656 - Superbly situated on seafront - Most rooms en-suite - Colour TV & hairdryer in all bedrooms - Licensed restaurant open lunchtimes & evenings - On major bus route to Grimsby & amenities - Restaurant open to non-residents - Easy Parking available - Family Run - Open all year - Languages spoken English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Prices: Single £30 - £35, Double from £50 - £75 P

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getting here By Road Excellent motorways and main roads make North East Lincolnshire easily accessible by car. Arriving into the North of Lincolnshire you will cross the impressive Humber Bridge, a spectacular entry to the region. From the North and West the M180 and the A180 are the key routes into the region. From the South the A16 and A46 are the main routes. To plan your route: Travelling by National Express is an affordable way to get around, with regular services running to Grimsby & Cleethorpes. For further details and to book your tickets: Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre - Tel: 01472 323111

By Ferry North East Lincolnshire is only 35 miles from the port of Hull. Each year, nearly one million passengers pass through the port on P&O Ferries’ daily sailings to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. Port of Hull Enquiries - Tel: 01482 327171 Web:

Getting Around Stagecoach operate bus services throughout North East Lincolnshire. For further information visit: Web:

North East Lincolnshire is well connected with road, rail, air and sea links from across the UK and overseas

By Air North East Lincolnshire is in close proximity to both Humberside International Airport, which is only 17 miles away and Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, which is 54 miles away. Humberside Airport Enquiries - Tel: 01652 688456 Web: Robin Hood Airport Enquiries - Tel: 01302 801010 Web:

By Rail The First TransPennine Express service operates from Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool to Cleethorpes and Grimsby. Discounts and excellent value tickets can be purchased online at: East Midlands Trains also offer a service to Cleethorpes and Grimsby. For further information and tickets visit: For other rail enquiries contact: National Rail Enquires - Tel: 08457 484950 Web: Traveline Public Transport Information - Tel: 0870 6082608 Web:

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, North East Lincolnshire Council and Visit Lincolnshire can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Information throughout this guide is compiled from details supplied by the establishments concerned. No recommendation is implied by the insertion of such information and North East Lincolnshire Council and Visit Lincolnshire accept no responsibility in the matter. Prices, dates, hours of opening etc., were correct at time of going to press. Readers are reminded that these details are subject to change and they are advised to check when finalising their arrangements.

Publisher: North East Lincolnshire Council, Cleethorpes Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN Visit Lincolnshire Production Team: Fiona Thomas, David Chesher, Daniel Pounds, Elizabeth Richardson, Alan Darby, Jennifer Cooling and Emma Tatlow Editorial: Aurora Media - & Chris Jones, North East Lincolnshire Council Graphic design: Chocolate Creative - Repro & Printing: Hawthornes, Nottingham – Image reproduction, copying or digital, must not be made without the prior permission of North East Lincolnshire Council. Photographs © North East Lincolnshire Council, Dave Moss, Paul Bucknall, JMG Photography & Scene Photography, James Arnold, Adam Winfield, Joe Marritt, David Hollingsworth, Jean Holman, Teresa Bassett Should you require the information contained within this brochure in an alternative format please contact: Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre on: (01472) 323111


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Quality You Can Count On Businesses in Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds take quality very seriously to ensure you have a great experience with our ‘Scores On The Doors’ and Tourism Awards.

a Short Break in North East Lincolnshire

The lucky winner will be treated to a 1-night stay for a family of 4 at ‘Ginnie’s Guesthouse’ (3-star guesthouse in Cleethorpes) along with a family ticket (admits 4 people) for Pleasure Island.

For quality eating, look out for the council’s ‘Scores On The Doors’ ratings displayed at food outlets, shops, takeaways, restaurants and pubs across the area. As part of a national quality scheme, you know that you can eat well. The North East Lincolnshire Tourism Awards reflect the quality of service that visitors can expect when visiting Cleethorpes, whether for a day or for a longer stay. The awards recognise excellence - from the welcome you will receive from taxi drivers, to the quality of the accommodation, the top takeaway or restaurant to the best North East Lincolnshire attraction - they are all included in the awards. Look out for the logos displayed on adverts and at local businesses.

To enter... Simply complete and cut out your questionnaire. One stamp and one envelope is all you need! SEND TO:

Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre, Cleethorpes Library, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 8LG

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