Guess if we’re drunk we can jump in the Splash!
4 reviews of The Splash in English
This is a lovely pub with a good food menu and a nice playhouse and play area for children. It’s well worth a visit and it’s a good distance for a bike ride from Louth. There really is a “Splash” (a ford) to drive through to get to the pub, and children love this!
The food is basically English pub grub but with some extra “posh” twists, and it’s all presented beautifully and cooked well. The prices are good too. In the summer it’s lovely to eat outside, while the children amuse themselves in the play house or on the wooden “stepping stones”.
Love love love this pub. Part of the attraction is the 'splash’ that you have to go through, in order to get there. However the pub itself is lovely and traditional and serves good food with good service. Inside its cosy and friendly and outside is spacious and especially nice in the summer time.
The Splash is the name of the ford at Little Cawthorpe near louth. The pub stole the name. A lovely walk along the river or stream which is full of trout. Don’t try and jump the ford..seen it hilariously attempted and SPASH! Drive through it.
A good lunch can be had at the Royal Oak in Little Cawthorpe which is known locally as “The Splash”. Newly furbished bars, restaurants and 6 en-suite bedrooms. It also has a lovely lawned beer garden and childrens play area.
It dates from the 17th century, and still retains its wonderful cosy and traditional country pub atmosphere.
The Splash is approached through a shallow ford (the real Splash) in the village of Little Cawthorpe on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty just two miles from the Georgian market town of Louth, Lincolnshire.
Little Cawthorpe is arguably the prettiest village on this eastern fringe of the Wolds and the name of its inn, the Royal Oak (together with countless others around the country) commemorates the occasion in 1651 when
King Charles II hid for a day and a night in an oak tree to escape his enemies after the Battle of Worcester.
A particularly picturesque part of the village is the ford, which provides the inn its alternative name of 'The Splash’.
Both feature on the pub sign - and if you phone, the landlord and staff even answer 'The Splash’!
Opposite the pub a house has a wall made entirely of wine bottles.
At the other end of Little Cawthorpe the church stands on a hill above a large pond fed by seven springs.
This is the source of the Long Eau, which flows over the 'splash’ near the inn and eventually onwards to Saltfleet.
The area has been landscaped over the years but even from the road some of the springs can still be seen bubbling away.
The little church of St Helen’s is quite modern as churches go, having been built in 1860.
It is strikingly designed in red and black brick, though nowadays some may feel it is not too sympathetic with its surroundings.
Across the road is the Manor House.
This is a private property but may be glimpsed from the road and is a fine example, with its Dutch gables, of Tudor brickwork; it is dated 1673.
Exploring the area…Two miles away Muckton has lost its Holy Trinity, a church that had been rebuilt in 1878 but still contained original Norman archways when demolished in 1983.
Now only the poignant, abandoned churchyard with a few gravestones remains along with a still splendid, though lonely looking lytchgate.
Across the road on a gate pillar is a rare Victorian letterbox.
It is an deal location for walking or cycling, and there is an 18 hole championship golf course 1 mileaway.
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bluesofty, 1 September 2008:
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