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Welcome to The Old Chequers

Our garden is open and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

We have made some changes to ensure you are have a safe and enjoyable visit.  In line with the Government’s road map, until 17th May, our outdoor area only will be open with table service.

Both walk-ins and pre-book tables are accepted.  To book a table please either telephone 01754 880320, message us through this website or direct message us through our Facebook page

The Old Chequers is a warm and friendly pub situated on the bank of the river Lymn, in the village of Croft, five miles from Skegness. It is a listed building and believed to be the oldest inn in Lincolnshire. Surrounded by open countryside this is truly a country inn well worth a visit.

Pub Garden Opening Hours
(Outdoor drinking and eating only)

Opening times are changing from Monday 19th April until further notice. However, closing time will be judged according to the elements.

Monday – Thursday 4pm – 8pm
(Food served during these times)
Friday & Saturday 12 noon – 9pm
(Food served during these times)
Sunday 12 noon – 6pm
(Food: 12 noon – 3pm)

When restrictions are lifted we have plenty of seating inside. Pre-booking with us will guarantee you a table inside and you will be shown to your table upon arrival. We have rearranged the tables inside to comply with social distancing regulations.

We also have provided more seating outside for eating and drinking, with a gazebo seating area if you prefer to sit in the shade or the British weather treats us to a surprise shower!

We would like to reassure customers we are Covid Secure (please see Covid Secure Information Poster below). We look forward to seeing you all in the near future.


Welcome to The Old Chequers Inn

This charming country inn is a listed building and is said to be the oldest pub in Lincolnshire. It once served as a jail and ‘hosted’ prisoners from Lincoln jail prior to their departure to an uncertain fate overseas. Fortunately for today’s guests there’s a much warmer welcome in store!

The Inn is surrounded by rolling Lincolnshire countryside and overlooks Lymn brook. It’s certainly a pretty spot to enjoy a drink or a pub meal. In the colder months there are two roaring open fires to welcome you. The pub is dog friendly too, so feel free to bring your well-behaved pets along. Whether you’re eating with us, staying at The Sunset Brook Caravan Park that’s adjacent or just popping in for a pint of Batemans, you’ll feel right at home.

Fourth-generation family brewing

Batemans has been brewing quality beer in Wainfleet since 1874. It’s still owned and run by the Bateman family, now in its fourth generation, and they use the same traditional craft brewing methods as their legendary great-grandfather, George Bateman.


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