The Highwayman came riding…

29th May, 2015 | Article By Lesley Tan

The Highwayman came riding up to the old inn door, the Three Kings Inn. This lovely old world pub is located in Threekingham (pronounced Threckingham), which is both a village and parish 7 miles due south of Sleaford and 11 miles east of Grantham. It is an interesting old coaching inn, associated with the infamous Dick Turpin.

The Three Kings Inn and Restaurant is beautifully preserved with lovely gardens, and has very welcoming owners, Trish and Ian. They have built up this pub and cherishingly restored it to its present glory. Their aim is to offer an old English pub in traditional style with a balanced mix of local patrons, diners and tourists, creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Set in the quiet countryside, but not too far from connecting roads, it has its own substantial car park and caters for the handicapped.

Our friends John and Jean took my husband and me for a drink there when we visited them last year. Relaxing in the sunshine with a refreshing drink with the lovely owners in their impeccable gardens, we loved it!

The bar boasts many ales including locally brewed, the whole atmosphere has the charm and ambiance of a true Old English Inn. You may eat within the bar area or take advantage of the well laid out restaurant. I especially loved looking around at the old photos and paintings on the walls of the bar and restaurant.

For those visiting this part of Lincolnshire it is a must, a real hidden gem not to be missed.

A note from John…”Lovely old coaching inn run by Ian and Tricia. Named after three Danish kings killed in English battles. A pub not to be missed. A classic English inn.”

By Lesley Tan

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