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Our Story

We are an independent family business, a village pub with bedrooms, a south Lincolnshire institution and a restaurant serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes - seven days a week.

The Six Bells was built in 1908 and our story is a long and thrilling tale - if you'd like to hear it straight from the horses mouth, then you're in the right place.

It begins at the turn of the century, with Jim & Sharon, who embarked on a journey together as restaurateurs. The business was built upon simple foundations: honest food, that's prepared and cooked with care using quality ingredients - combined with warm and welcoming hospitality.

They set sail on Wednesday 22nd November 2000, when they got their hands on the keys to the Jackson Stops Inn at Stretton. Since then our voyage has stopped successfully at many ports along the way - Jim's Yard in Stamford, Jim's Bistro on Broadway, The Beehive on Albert Place and the Queens Head at Bulwick.

In 2004 we were awarded the coveted Bib Gourmand from MICHELIN Guide. Recognition we received twelve years on the trot, through to 2015 - for good cooking and good value.

In 2021, Lauren and James returned from the Queens Head to work alongside Ben, Phil, Jim and Sharon - reducing the group to a single location, as it was twenty three years ago.

Since then, the Bells' south-facing terrace has been weatherproofed with a timber and glass canopy and in March of this year we rekindled our love affair with MICHELIN's Bib Gourmand. The Bells was one of twenty new recipients in the UK and Ireland.

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