The Brownlow Arms

Grantham, Lincolnshire

With her infectious laugh and ready endearments, hostess Lorraine Willoughby is the life and soul of this gastropub-with-rooms in a friendly rural village, but there is much besides to like. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With her infectious laugh and ready endearments, hostess Lorraine Willoughby is the life and soul of this gastropub-with-rooms in a friendly rural village, but there is much besides to like. ‘We had expected a distinctly rustic feel,’ readers write. ‘In fact, the decor and furnishings are fresh and very tasteful.’ Armchairs are drawn up to a log fire in the beamed bar, where table lamps shed a cosy glow. Bedrooms are in every sense cosy, and have antiques, good-quality fabrics and a drench or power shower. ‘Our room, in an adjoining building, was attractively fitted out, with a very comfortable bed – a matter to which Lorraine had given careful attention.’ There has been a change of chef since last year, with Dean Carroll now presiding. You can eat in the smart, blue-panelled dining room or on the terrace, with views over the countryside. A typical ‘beautifully presented’ dish might be Burghley Estate lamb, shepherd’s pie, thyme carrot and redcurrant jus. ‘The roast pork was outstanding.’ (Robert and Joan Grimley, RG)

Hotel details

Address

Grantham Road
Hough-on-the-Hill
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG32 2AZ
England

Telephone

01400 250234

Bedrooms

5. 1 on ground floor in barn conversion.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec,  Tuesday-Saturday evenings bar: 5.30-10pm; restaurant: 5.45-8.00pm.

Facilities

bar, 3 dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

no under-8s in restaurant 
in the evening.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £90, double £140. À la carte £40.

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Comments about The Brownlow Arms

Because this inn is in rural Lincolnshire., we had expected a distinctly rustic feel to our stay: in fact, the décor and furnishings are fresh and tasteful ln the style and colours that are fashionable amongst urban professionals. Lorraine, the patronne, has a warm-hearted informal manner, and is hands-on and keen to help. Our room was attractively fitted out with a comfortable bed. At dinner, the starters and main courses were beautifully prepared, and the roast pork was outstanding. The desserts perhaps displayed less lightness of touch, but were still very good. r - Robert and Joan Grimley - May 2019
Lorraine Willoughby, joint proprietor of this homely village pub, is a wonderfully hospitable figure, hugely energetic and exuding enthusiasm for the business. The tastefully decorated restaurant with its generously padded armchairs was packed, perhaps because this is the Lincolnshire dining pub of 2018. The food is of excellent quality, locally sourced. A small but interesting wine list. Breakfast is appetizing, promptly served and piping hot. We had a good-sized room,with a comfortable bed and Iarge bathroom. Very good value. - Robert Gower - February 2018
It is extremely comfortable, and was lovely and warm on a bitterly-cold night. Quite a long menu at dinner, but the food was delicious and breakfast even better! The staff were all very friendly, although there was nobody around to greet us; fortunately a guest lingering after lunch (this was 4.30) knew the ropes! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. - Mary Milne-Day - May 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide