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Dambusters pub back in business

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: March 02, 2009

<P>Lee and Maureen Clarke outside the Dambusters Inn pub at Scampton.</P>

Lee and Maureen Clarke outside the Dambusters Inn pub at Scampton.

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One of Lincolnshire's best-loved pubs is due to reopen next week.

The Dambusters Inn at Scampton will begin serving punters again from March 12.

It is welcome news for customers, who feared the landmark would stay shut for good when it closed last month.

Over the last decade, the Dambusters has become an unofficial museum to Second World War hero Guy Gibson and his 617 Squadron.

New landlords Lee and Maureen Clarke said they would continue to build up the unique collection of memorabilia.

Mrs Clarke (36) said: "It is important to keep the pub's heritage going.

"We want to restore the collection and carry on building it up. We are looking forward to getting it up and running."

Mr Clarke (40), who grew up in Sleaford, will manage the kitchen area.

"This pub shouldn't be closed up it should be busy," he said.

"We plan to offer a full bar menu and a la carte menu and will be able to cater for functions, such as weddings. I specialise in good quality, traditional food and Caribbean food."

The pub will host an official opening night on Friday March 13. All are welcome and a finger buffet will be laid on.

For more on plans for the pub, see Monday's Echo.

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    Aaron Joyce, Lincoln  |  March 03 2009, 2:01AM

    At last some good pub news for a change! I wish you both the best of luck and hope to see you in the near future.

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    Shippo, Lincoln  |  March 02 2009, 4:00PM

    Great news about the Dambuster Inn re-opening once again. Well done Lee and Maureen. I shall certainly pop in now again for a couple of pints depending who is driving. Chocs away for the Dambusters are taking off bringing in a warm welcome back to Scampton village. Watch out 617 as 106 Squadron is catching you up on your exploits!

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    manximp, isle of man  |  March 02 2009, 3:06PM

    Thanks Jimbo i think you have made your point ! - joking apart i wish you every success, far to many country pubs are closing down.

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    jimbo on the costa, spain  |  March 02 2009, 11:38AM

    Best wishes to 'the Dambusters'

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    jimbo on the costa, spain  |  March 02 2009, 11:32AM

    Good news on the pub front for a change. Best wishes to 'the Dambusters'

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    jimbo on the costa, spain  |  March 02 2009, 11:31AM

    Good news on the pub front for a change. Best wishes to the 'Dambusters'

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