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The Editor's Letter


What an issue we have for you for October! We’re back to delivering again and I’m so happy about that. We are proud to say we deliver to over 2,300 homes in Kirton with the help of our wonderful band of distributors. This is always increasing with the new housing developments and we are a FREE publication. We have a great mixture of advertisements and editorial for you this month, with a focus on local businesses, community service and the opening of somewhere very special. If you are a local business who would like to advertise with us, our rates are on our website, www.kirtonnews.co.uk.

I was so excited to be given a tour around The Old King’s Head recently. Vicky Smith, Operations Manager, very kindly took time out of her crazy schedule to show Mum and I around the cafe, the snug for guests of the B&B and one of the bedrooms. We also went out into the courtyard and saw the fantastic and spacious function room. Lovingly restored by Heritage Lincolnshire, I can’t tell you what a beautiful place this is. Decorated tastefully, it retains all it’s historic charm, it feels cosy. It’s very light and we looked around it when it was pouring with rain outside! The cafe has a mural which is a timeline of the important events and details all the previous owners (each of the 9 bedrooms are named after previous owners too). Paintings and sketches by local artists are also featured throughout the property.

The spacious courtyard includes a vegetable patch where the chefs will grow their own produce and there is a car park beyond for at least 10-12 cars. You can already book rooms on the website www.theoldkingshead.com and you will also be able to visit the cafe very soon. You can pop in for a tea or coffee and they will also be serving light bites predominantly using local produce! What a wonderful addition this is to our village. We hope they are well supported and wish them every success for the future.

In our Meet the Locals feature this month, we’re talking to Laken Inflatables, your one-stop shop for inflatables for all ages, plus hot tubs too! Turn to page 12 to find out more!

Please get in touch with any letters, announce-ments, recipes or reviews at Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk.




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