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Boston has plenty to explore including an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and local food produce. If you’re a big foodie, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed with a trip to this quaint heritage and market town. Here’s some inspiration for places to eat and shop – and the best ways to find and enjoy Lincolnshire’s delicious local produce. Take your pick at some of these for each day and you’ll find plenty of activities and places to visit nearby.

Mountains feast

Start your day with breakfast at...

Mountain’s Bistro / Feast

Mountain’s Farm Shop and Bistro is located just 8 miles from Boston’s town centre, in East Heckington. Open from breakfast through to mid-afternoon, a variety of dishes are offered and made with fresh local produce, including Mountain’s very own, famous, Boston Sausage.

Boston Lock Café

Set in a 17th-century warehouse in Boston’s town centre, beside Sluice Bridge and neighbouring Boston Lock, this café is the perfect spot for watching the world pass by. With views over the river and plenty of outdoor seating, it’s a lovely setting to relax and enjoy breakfast on a fresh Spring day. From a Lock Keepers or Farmers breakfast and fried haslet dish (a Lincolnshire meatloaf) to a Mexican breakfast burrito and comfort food from the Alps, Boston Lock Café proudly serves a menu inspired by worldwide travel – something that Boston’s heritage has at its heart!

Frampton Cafe

Looking for lunch?

The Old King’s Head, Kirton

Steeped in over 400 years of history, The Old King’s Head in Kirton is a great pit-stop on a countryside walk or visit to RSPB Frampton Marsh. Serving up seasonal menus, The Old King’s Head takes advantage of the very best and freshest ingredients that Lincolnshire has to offer.

Frampton Marsh Café

A lovely addition to RSPB Frampton Marsh and the visitor centre, Frampton Marsh Café offers delicious homemade cakes and fresh lunches using some of Boston’s finest produce. You can grab yourself a huge slice of cake here with a steaming hot coffee or hot chocolate, while gazing over the lagoon – the perfect energy boost for an on-the-go trip to Boston!

The Refectory

In case you fancy a coffee break...

The Dinky Green Kitchen at Anton’s Gowt

This coffee shop and café is set upon Boston’s peaceful riverside, a little further out of town. It serves a range of homemade cakes, waffles, sandwiches and treats. It’s location at Anton’s Gowt make it’s the perfect place for any paddleboarders or towpath trekkers enjoying the River Witham.

The Refectory at The Stump

Alongside The Stump’s Tower Experience and opportunities to view its stunning architecture, The Refectory café is a great place to pause and grab a drink. The church’s stained-glass windows create a warming glow, making this a unique place to sit back and relax, over a coffee and cake.

White Hart Restaurant

Finish with dinner at...

Monkey & I

A lovely little surprise in Boston’s town centre, Monkey & I, serves authentic Thai cuisine under the watch of The Stump’s nearby impressive tower. As the winner of Best Newcomer of the Year for 2023, at Lincolnshire Life Magazine’s Taste of Excellence Food & Drink Awards, this restaurant isn’t to be missed by any foodie. They even offer couples’ culinary experiences, so you can impress your loved one by cooking up a delicious Thai meal with the help of Monkey & I’s head chef.

Church Keys Wine Bar & Restaurant

Woven into Boston’s history, and believed to have once held The Stump’s keys for safekeeping, Church Keys is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Boston. This quaint restaurant serves hot meals, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch, alongside an extensive cocktail menu and locally brewed ales.

White Hart Hotel

White Hart Hotel’s menu features the finest local produce and ingredients. It’s a lovely place to dine and experience some of Boston’s finest food, including staple dishes such as ‘bangers & mash’ with locally sourced sausages; something a little different such as hanging kebabs or seafood linguine; or you can treat yourself to a steak or seasonal main.

Boston Sausage Pies

Why not top off with something special...

  • Boston has plenty of Afternoon Tea spots, now including White Hart Hotel and The Little Kitchen
  • There’s plenty of choice for a Sunday lunch, including Mountain’s Farm Shop Bistro, White Hart Hotel and Church Keys Wine Bar & Restaurant.
  • If you’d like to shop for local food and produce, try Mountain’s Farm Shop, Pinchin’s Farm Shop, Sack Store or Mountain’s Boston Sausage butchery.
  • For beer lovers, Fuddy Duck Brewery is a charming spot, making a great afternoon out or evening drinking spot. You may also find some evening music or entertainment. Plus, you could learn more about the art of beer making, with a brewery tour!

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