Friday, 31 August 2012

Reg Archer - Woodhall Spa

And so to Woodhall Spa on a cold, grey and windy August evening! Just the three of us: Compo, Clegg and Foggy, Lincolnshire's answer to The Three Must Get Heres. Fortunately, we came across Reg Archer's biker-welcoming friary. Great news for my doctor...and my waistline...they serve small potions as well as standard ones!

Woodhall Spa is an interesting place and well worth a ride out for those of you outside of Lincolnshire.  The Petwood Hotel became the wartime Officers Mess for 617 ‘Dambusters' Squadron and the Squadron Bar hosts a range of memorabilia and tributes to Guy Gibson VC, Leonard Cheshire VC and their Officers. There is a Dambusters Memorial near the town centre, too, and for bikers carrying golf clubs (!!!), there is the National Golf Centre, HQ of EnglandGolf.

The Poachers classic motorcycle club from nearby Spilsby hold a fish and chip run to Reg Archers on the first Friday in August each year, too. 

You'll find the chippie at 29 Witham Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincs, LN10 6RW, right next door to The Trading Post which sells classic bikes and other motorcycling and motoring memorabilia. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Coming soon: More Yorkshire chippies..and a Lincs one

Yes, that's right...and with a bit of luck, our intrepid "Last of the Summer Wine" look-a-likes will soon be sampling more fish and chips (and bits, please!) this time from Yorkshire's chippies. We are planning a Friday ride-out that will take us through Sherburn, Tadcaster, Thirsk etc and there are bound to be places to try...though I doubt if we can report on more than one in a day without overloading our digestion.

This just in from an MCN reader: Saxilby fish and chips just outside of Lincoln (A57)on the High street good ride out and a superb chippie, skinless cod as well. Watch out for a review soon

As ever, if you have any comments to make, any more chippies to contribute or any you think we should try, please post them here - but please keep it legal, decent, honest and truthful.

And if you'd like to see the ones we've visited so far, just scroll down to our earlier posts.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Harry Ramsbottom's - Skegness

Last night - superb weather for an evening ride-out and a chance to catch up with "old" friends, as you'll see from the images.  Five bikes toured the lanes of East Lindsey before heading to Skegness, home of the Jolly Fisherman.....and Harry Ramsbottom's  fish 'n' chips. Excellent food, great fish, freshly cooked and a huge menu too, Harry's is spotlessly clean, the staff friendly and there is a huge amount of covered outdoor seating.

Located on the corner of Grand Parade and Lumley Road, by the Clock Tower roundabout with parking not far away, this is the place to be

Skegness is a great ride-out destination and this is reflected in the number of bikers who head there during the week and at weekends. 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

And so to Bridlington...Audrey's in fact!  Your dedicated team of fish 'n' chip tasters can honestly say that no bikers were harmed in the consumption of the excellent food on offer here.  Arrive at the Harbour car park, where there is free parking for bikes in the dedicated bike area then up the steps into town and there you'll find...

Audrey's Fish & Chips, 2 Queen StreetBridlington YO15 2SF
+44 (0)1262 671920