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Lincoln and Huntingdon

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Lincoln and Huntingdon

Wayward biker | Nov 27, 2010 11:56 AM

Spent a week recently split between the two and while overall acceptable, it mostly wasn't for food sad to say.

I'd been salivating over a visit to Wig and Mitre in Lincoln but they have new management, very few beers, not the usual robust food list and what they have while it reads nicely tastes not so... Between a group of eight, we sampled most everything of edible interest off of the menu, all but one item. All agreed not so good, though not awful it was far far from what it was as recent as 2004. We did rather enjoy the Cathedral, Castle and various Roman artifacts though. Also, we did try out a place called Charles IV along the river and found it to be pretty good. We had expected the fronzen food type pub, nothing hand made but came away pleasently surprised. Good pints as well so even better, though not a large selection.

Huntingdon met with some really unexpected discoveries. The George where we stayed should be avoided for all but just a pub, good food there and pints too but otherwise find somewhere else. As a pub it's unremarkable but it is good. Around the corner (left out the front door and follow the side walk) is an Indian place that's quite good. We ended up there twice and took great delight in the staff asking how hot we really wanted our spice....we answered as most locals...hotter is better and the didn't disappoint. The second outing was with several Euro friends who are not at all familiar so we got a range of items, some hot some not....it all vanished and some of them were debating a second round. For a group who most had never had the cusine, that spoke volumes. The place is the Darjeeling...just like the tea. We had no reservations but it was great. Speaking the following days with our business interests, they raved about it and said many of them often stop off the highway on the way home just because it's that good.

Out at Molesworth village we had a very unexpected surprise. AT about 1500 one afternoon, a group of seven asked if they were open, they said no but asked what we wanted. When we explained we wanted food and pints, they were open and it was worth it. Again we raided the menu and the list of beers and all were so good we had second beers and went back the following day during actual lunch hours. It was again very solid. For a place to be above average pub grub and just off the motorway in a nowhere village this was a solid treat. Give it a go.

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