Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Looking towards Juice Trump on a warm winter morning New Years Day 2019

2019 is here and has started off with a beautiful sunny day up here at Poachers Hideaway, Happy New Year to all our Poacher friends!

New Years eve lunch was a stroll to our Local pub and probably the best eatery in the Lincolnshire Wolds- The Bluebell.

The Bluebell Belchford

The walk which takes in a very small part of the famous Viking Way, cuts across Poachers Hideaway and takes around half an hour for a leisurely stroller...

The Viking Way is a long distance footpath which starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds its way through Lincolnshire to finish on the shores of Rutland Water, a total of 235km (147 miles).
The route passes through the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the market town of Horncastle, the Lincolnshire Limewoods, the City of Lincoln, the southern Lincolnshire Edge and the Kesteven Uplands before entering Leicestershire and Rutland.
Established in 1976, the name of the route was suggested by the Ramblers Association to reflect the influence of the Danelaw in the eastern counties of Britain.
The route is way-marked throughout its length with a Viking helmet.
One of the foot bridges on the well looked after Viking Way
Nearing the village you may be welcomed by some rare breeds, anyone know what breed of sheep this is?... please make sure gates are secured upon leaving, or they may wander off!

A friendly sheep with Poachers Hideaway up the hill in the background.

Darren Jackson the owner and chef prepared a fantastic burger and chips upon my arrival.

Darren has had The Bluebell for sixteen years and built up an excellent reputation for fine cuisine in pleasant surroundings served by friendly attentive staff. The Bluebell's main accolade is featuring in the Michelin eating out guide for ten years running!



Food 12pm to 2pm & 6.30pm to 9pm
Monday   11.30am to 2.30pm
to                         &
Saturday  6.30pm to 11pm
Sunday   12pm to 10.30pm
(Closed 2nd and 3rd week of January)

Another excellent dish The Bluebell is known for is their Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Delicious, again!
The walk back up the hill takes a little longer than the way down...

Up the Viking Way toward Juice Trump