Blog Archives

Papist Hall Cottages

featured image from the article: Papist Hall Cottages

Papist Hall Cottages, Barrow Upon Humber

Charming, thoughtfully renovated cottages within the 17th century Papist Hall, built in the late 1600’s and one of the oldest buildings in the village of Barrow upon Humber. A relaxed, rural base for touring Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Humber.

Abbots Retreat- 
Living room, dining room with Log Burner, plus fully equipped kitchen. 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 single) and 2 Bathrooms, 1 with bath and 1 with shower.

Priests Abode-
Living room, dining room with wood burner and fully equipped kitchen. 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 bunk beds), Shower room on ground floor with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

The newly renovated cottages offer a delightful mix of period features and modern amenities finished to a high standard. The enclosed gardens feature numerous relaxing seating areas, impressive stonework arches and planters, BBQ and a delightful range of planting featuring mature trees and vibrant flowers. A welcome pack featuring quality local produce is ready waiting for visitors to sample.

The small village of Barrow upon Humber has range of shops and amenities as well as pubs serving food all within walking distance. Barrow upon Humber’s most famous son is John Harrison, inventor of the marine chronometer which allowed sailors to calculate longitude at sea, greatly improving safety at sea and saving many lives.

These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

papist hall advert

The White Hart, Brigg

featured image from the article: Papist Hall Cottages

A unique luxury waterfront celebration venue, The White Hart Pub has been restored and converted into an exclusive self-catering venue for you to hire.

Hire your very own riverside pub and hotel!
Think of a large farmhouse but instead of a living room you have your own bar…… oh and it has a snug, attached cottage rooms, function area, large kitchen, riverside beer garden and of course the 15 + 2 bedrooms with enough beds to sleep 40.

You will have exclusive use of the whole venue.

Established in 1759 and sitting on the banks of the Old River Ancholme, farmers and traders used to leave their horses and carts in the White Hart pub stables that backed onto Sergeants Brewery. Grand houses ran on both sides, the reading room, Springs factory all now long gone….The White Hart has stood the test of time. In 1978 Ray Neall purchased the pub when it was in a state of disrepair. This was the last time it was renovated, until now!

We have retained the original bar area, increased the large function space, added a high-end kitchen, intimate snugs, games area, landscaped the riverside beer garden and added 15 bedrooms with a further 2 cottage bedroom snugs.

We can be anything you need…. from unforgettable family parties, birthdays and anniversaries to spectacular DIY weddings and seriously impressive corporate events and meetings. Perfect for large groups with a flexible space to hold events throughout the year.

This self-catering venue is attractive to people from all over the country with the capacity alone. Why hire a farmhouse when you can hire your own pub!

Holiday in your very own pub | The White Hart (

white hart bedroom
The white hart Brigg exterior
The white hart brigg, pub
the white hart brigg dining area

Scunthorpe Bowl

featured image from the article: The White Hart, Brigg

Welcome to Scunthorpe Bowl, we are a 20 lane centre that provides bar and restaurant facilities with a excellent menu on offer. DJ Party Night every Friday and Saturday from 6PM til Late.

scunthorpe bowling alley lanes

Plus digital darts, ludus wall, Pool Golf, TapGlo, Shuffleboard, Mini Golf and Axe throwing for the adults! – a one-stop entertainment hub.

Other leisure activities include: Pool Tables, Arcade machines, Air Hockey and lots more.

scunthorpe bowl barscunthorpe bowl entrancescunthorpe bowl golf

Check out the special offers and parties available via the website bookings page or Facebook: Scunthorpe Bowl Facebook

La Finca

featured image from the article: Scunthorpe Bowl

La Finca is a well established tapas restaurant that has built up an excellent reputation across North Lincolnshire.

The spirit of rural Spain is captured here in our glass courtyard atrium, surrounded by palms, chandeliers and huge basket lighting transforms your evening into the holiday restaurant we all miss.

A separate la Finca bar can also be booked for large private dining with the caricature backdrop is an amusing addition to the evening.

Eat, drink and relax the holiday vibe at the La Finca restaurant. Browse the menu here: Menus | La Finca

Open only on Friday & Saturday evenings we offer a fixed course menu which changes on a regular basis (see menus), various tapas is served during the night creating a amazing social event, with your table for the evening sit and relax in this unique environment in the lovely market town of Brigg Lincolnshire.

Special paella events are popular with large paella pan burners cooked in front of you on the occasional promotional evenings.

Tables can be booked online here: Book Now | La Finca

spanish food in traditional terracotta dishescold food platter on serving board

Paintball Challenge - Scunthorpe

featured image from the article: La Finca

Looking for a paintball experience like no other? Well look no further, because we are Scunthorpe’s premier paintball venue! Located in beautiful mature woodland, we specialise in unique and exciting paintball experiences to suit all occasions. It could be a birthday celebration, team-building day, stag/hen party or even just an adventure day out with your friends, family or colleagues.

As a family run business, you’ll find that we’re passionate about being outdoors and love nothing more than organising top-notch paintball events for our customers. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry, so rest assured you are in safe and knowledgable hands. All of our staff are fully trained to UKPSF standards and will ensure you have an unforgettable time.

Inside our venue you’ll find a range of purpose built game zones and each have been carefully designed to test your skills and provide maximum entertainment. Will you work within your team to capture the flag on our ‘Church’ zone or will you manage to battle your way to victory down at ‘Huts from Hell’? There’s only one way to find out…

And guess what? Paintball doesn’t have to break the bank! We have created a range of packages to suit all budgets, starting from just £15 per person, so everyone can get in on the action. Visit the Facebook or website pages for more: 

blue smoke paintball player

paintball players on tank

paintball blue team


featured image from the article: Paintball Challenge – Scunthorpe

Cafe Indie is a cafe, music venue and youth work project.

In the day, we’re a relaxed Cafe hosting a wide range of groups, friends and customers – staffed by our youth work team and young volunteers. In the evening, we become an arts venue – hosting live music, poetry and exhibitions. Please see our website or in house promotional material to see what’s coming up. Underpinning all this, the Cafe is a youth work project. We run various programs for young people including the volunteer program, music development, youth clubs, a drop-in and issue-based sessions. We never forget that our young people are our primary reason for being. Sometimes our customers do, so please remember the person serving you is most likely a volunteer, here for their own development and you can play a role in that. There’s more to the Cafe than you see. Up, upstairs, we have a creative youth work and event space, providing an ideas workshop for the development and progression of our young people. Cafe Indie isn’t about indie music, it’s about being independent.

Quality food and drink in a relaxed environment-

All of our food is freshly prepared on the premises, and we take pride in ensuring it is made to the highest quality.

A community project-

We are a not-for-profit. We provide work experience, training and youth work support to young people aged 16-25. Our cafe is staffed by young volunteers, giving them the chance to develop job skills and improve their prospects. It works too – over 60% of our volunteers go on to secure paid employment. We also host a daily drop in for children aged 13-18 and work with a vast array of community groups to address social issues, serving as a springboard for community development.

Live music and events-

We offer a high quality program of original live music across all genres – from national and international touring acts to developing our local scene. The venue is intimate but has a reputation for lively and respectful crowds and is one of the best places to enjoy live entertainment in the area. We also host a wide range of other arts, culture and social events.

Hire Cafe Indie-

Hire out the cafe at an affordable rate for your own special occasion or intimate event. Get in touch for info and prices.

Opening times: Hours subject to change on evenings with events or gigs. Please see the Facebook page and website for opening times. cafe indie sign

welcome to indie sign

The Cookie People

featured image from the article: Cafe INDIE

Come visit us at our Ashby store 5 days a week.

Whatever Cookies, Bars, Cookie Dough and Muffies you’re looking for are available at The Cookie People Ashby. We’re also trained baristas stocking 200° Coffee – available hot and iced, plus our extra special Frozen Lemonade & Actual Hot Chocolate (seasonal items). Alternative milk available (we have coconut milk and oat milk) and we stock different vegan products each week.

We have a small seating area and stools if you’d like to sit in, and we have a small range of our Doughpe Clothing available in-store.

Come visit us at The Hatch, Central Park Scunthorpe 7 days a week!

Whatever Cookies, Bars, Cookie Dough and Muffies you’re looking for are available at The Hatch. We’re also trained baristas stocking 200° Coffee – available hot and iced, plus our extra special Frozen Lemonade & Actual Hot Chocolate (seasonal items). Alternative milk available (we have coconut milk and oat milk) and we stock different vegan products each week.

We stock a few different brands of ethical soft-drinks too and we sell re-useable coffee cups and cold drinks stadium cups. We have outdoor seating if you’d like to sit and stay with us – dogs are welcome too!

We have 2 locations, and an online business. You can order for delivery anywhere in the UK or come see us in person.
Visit our Ashby Store or ‘The Hatch’ in Central Park in Scunthorpe.
25 Broadway, Ashby High St. Scunthorpe DN16 2SS
The Hatch, Central Park, Scunthorpe DN17 1BJ

NEW location coming to Brigg in November 2023.

Please visit the website or Facebook page for timings – please note they close when they are sold out and may offer seasonal closures and timings. 

the cookie people ashby store

the hatch central park cookie people

Scunthorpe Air Park

featured image from the article: The Cookie People



Welcome to Scunthorpe Air Park. We strive to be the best in the business when it comes to quality equipment and customer service. We have been in the inflatable industry for the last 8 years and have done nothing but grow at a rapid rate.

Scunthorpe Air Park itself includes two lane Ninja Warrior wall, air drop zone, mega slide, ball pool, it’s a Wipeout balls, rock climbing wall, uneven bounce area and an interactive play system with music and disco lights.

Scunthorpe air parks ball pool
Scunthorpe Air Parks is located on Warren Road, Scunthorpe, inside the largest bowling alley in the area, which also has 20 lanes of bowling, arcade machines, a restaurant and a bar, also the venue has plenty of games for the adults too, including digital darts, ludas wall also for kids, shuffleboards and axe throwing. We are the only one-stop entertainment hub for all your party needs.

Whether it’s a birthday party, surprise party, school/college event or just to let the kids loose and burn some energy.

Scunthorpe Air Park has toilet facilities, disabled access and parking for 200 cars onsite.

Scunthorpe Air Parks

The Anchor Beefeater

featured image from the article: Scunthorpe Air Park

We first fired up the grill in 1974, and we’ve been serving up a combination of great steak and friendly service ever since. With great tasting quality steak as well as an affordable menu with choice for the whole family, we’re always here with a warm welcome. From breakfast through to dinner, a quick drink from our well-stocked bar to a special occasion, Beefeater’s the place to be.

Burger at BeefeaterSituated on Lakeside Parkway, Scunthorpe. Visit the website below for menus, offers and more information about the Beefeater rewards club.
The beefeater bar scunthorpe

Limber Wold House

featured image from the article: The Anchor Beefeater

A lovely family house with open views perfect for a relaxing break in the countryside and just a short drive to the east coast.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed front garden with patio, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking.

A lovely house tucked away in the countryside with open views and just a short drive to the east coat with its miles of sandy beaches. This is sure to be a favourite with both families and couples, located on the edge of a working farm in Northeast Lincolnshire close to both The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Cleethorpes a traditional seaside resort. There a many walks and pathways through the local woodland only a few minutes walk from the house.

For days out Market Rasen Racecourse is 15 mins drive, the Cathedral City of Lincoln approximately a 40-minute drive and why not travel north just 25 mins to the Humber Bridge and enjoy a walk over it with spectacular views along the estuary towards Hull. There are many good walks and cycle routes to be had straight from the door of Limber Wold House with a cosy log burner to return after a day exploring the countryside. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

This property has passed our Quality North Lincolnshire accommodation assessment scheme which is legal, safe and clean accredited by VisitEngland.

bedroom imagelanding
entrance hall

Brocklesby Estate Facebook

For bookings, please use the contact details below.