Bomber Beer Bash 2018
Join Steve Howard and the X300 forum for the "Bomber Beer Bash". A two night tour staying at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa made famous by the Dam Busters.
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Date & Time:
Date: Sunday 27th May 2018 - Wednesday 30th May 2018
Event Location:Stixwould Rd, England, LN10 6QG, United Kingdom
Staying at the Petwood Hotel (for those who have to travel a fair way) in Woodhall Spa, commencing Sunday 27th May 2018. My plan is to stop 3 nights. Prices are bed and breakfast £110 pn (Double Room); £95 (Double Room - Sole Occupancy) and £75 (Single Room). When booking state you are with the ‘Jaguar Group’.
This is the hotel where the Dambusters (617) Squadron stayed during World War Two, so there is a lot of memorabilia to peruse during your stay.
On Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, we will attend the Lincs Tank and Military Vehicles Event at the Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4DE all day - £6.50 per person, paid by yourselves on the day. Exact arrival time to be confirmed.
"The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum and was set up over 20 years ago. It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2. It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence."
On Tuesday 29th May, I have planned a 75 mile drive around Lincolnshire with 2 stops. We will leave the hotel at 11am and take a drive out to the Bateman Brewery, Mill Lane, Wainfleet All Saints, PE24 4JE. We should arrive about noon and get some refreshments – and I would advise just a light snack if you want to enjoy the second stop later on!
At 1pm we will book in for a tour of the brewery (£4.95 per person – payable by yourselves on the day) and the tour will commence at 1.30pm – as a group on our own. This should last about 45 minutes – BUT be aware, there are a lot of steps involved, due to the age and layout of the brewery, it is a traditional "Tower Brewery".
After our brewery tour, it’s off for another short drive to our next stop, on the way to Louth - a lovely small tea room for a nice afternoon tea – the reason for not eating too much at the brewery!!
Here you can have a selection of homemade sandwiches/cakes/scones and limitless tea/coffee for £14.50 each (again paid by yourselves on the day) – but this would have to be pre-booked in advance, so let me know.
After stuffing ourselves silly, we will head back to Woodhall Spa, via Louth.
If evening meals are wanted at the hotel and you’d like to dine as a group, please let me know and I will enquire on costs – we might get a deal with your room rate.
Steve Howard, X300 Forum Coordinator.