Burgh’s Bob and Babs mark 10 years

Babs and Bob.
Babs and Bob.

The proprietors of the White Hart Hotel, in Burgh le Marsh, are celebrating a decade at the helm.

Bob and Barbara (affectionately known by locals as Babs) took over in 2003, after spending two and a half years at the Castle Inn, Wainfleet Road, near Boston.

Proving popular with regular groups of fishermen, who keep the hotel busy with the bed and breakfast side of the business, the White Hart caters for everyone by providing evening meals through the week, as well as a successful Sunday carvery and fish and chips cooked in a traditional range on a Friday night, which has also proven popular.

Babs admits it’s hard work and the pair are always kept busy, but they have thoroughly enjoyed their time in Burgh le Marsh so far.

She said: “Over our time here we have seen some changes, the bypass for example, but we’ve stood the test of time, built the business up and made it work”.

Much of the pub’s success, she believes, is the food and is a firm believer that at the White Hart, home is where the home-cooked food is.

Husband and cook Bob, as well as breeding the German shepherds seen in the beer garden, (which have become as much a feature as the food and drinks served) is always in the kitchen cooking home cooked traditional recipes, such as steak and kidney pies, with ‘Babs’ front of house on the bar.

“I like people to come here and feel relaxed,” she said.

“Thanks to all the staff and the many locals that keep coming back.

“Who knows whether we will be here in another 10 years time, but for now, we are happy and here to stay”, she added.

The ten year celebrations will be in full swing on Friday, October 25, when Them2ladz will provide vocal entertainment from 9pm and the couples reign at the pub can be toasted.