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Stamford, Lincs

A sprawling modern day pub with a huge sword wielding Viking perched out front.

The pub
Built in what looks like the 70’s (could be wrong but to be fair it doesn’t really matter when it was!) the Danish occupies a huge space just on the edge of Stamford, not far from the A1. A sprawling modern day pub with a huge sword wielding Viking perched out front, you could be forgiven for thinking this wasn't a particularly ‘family friendly’ establishment. But take a quick peak round the back garden and you’ll find a real treat. A fenced in play park WITH a frickin bouncy castle.

Danish Invader

The grub
Plenty of drink choices on offer, with a nice selection of largers, ciders, wines and spirits (and I think mini bottles of Prosecco too if you’re that way inclined) and all at a pretty good prices too - well by Stamford’s standards. For the kids there’s the usual selection of squashes and Fruit Shoots (blast them!) to keep them hydrated whilst they do somersaults on the bouncy castle.

Danish Invader
There’s no weekday or Saturday menu here, but they do host a weekly ‘Sunday Carvery’ every, well, Sunday with kids portions as well. £7.95 for an adult, £5.50 for under 12’s and an unbeatable £3.00 for under 5’s. As the bar man told me though, with a rather serious tone, ‘you need to book!’. So that’ll be us out then. But it sounds like a popular destination so I’d definitely recommend booking ahead. And don’t forget the kids ID as well to get those carvery deals.

The hububb
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy and entertained, whilst you switch off for 10 minutes, then you’ll be hard pushed to find a more suitable pub. The play area and bouncy castle might really only come into their own when the weather is nice (for the grown ups), but kids - they’d probably be out there even when it’s peeing it down. The outdoor space isn’t the only family thing on offer either. Throughout the year the Danish does a firework display, has a float in the town parade, hosts various support groups AND puts up a pretty big Christmas lights display. This really is a proper community pub.

Pub Crawl: September 2019

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