I am so incredibly lucky to be able to say that my family has run several pubs in the past. The newest addition being The Wheel at Welton in Welton Le Marsh, Skegness. My parents moved away to start their new life in the countryside and I couldn’t be happier for them. I’m so proud. Their little pub and Thornside Holiday Cottage resides in a quiet little village with accepting locals and beautiful country walks. I took some time out last week to explore the sights and to admire their new house which is a 5 second walk away from the pub.
The inside of the pub has mismatched chairs, a roaring log fire and a bar filled with spirits, beer and traditional ales – perfect cosy for a cold Winter night. I spent many nights propped up the bar drinking Guinness and Baileys with the locals, and everyone said how lovely my mother is. A few people said she brings ‘new life’ to the pub, and that’s such a lovely thing to hear considering they’ve only been there for a month. The chef works hard in the kitchen and cooks some incredibly delicious homemade meals. The back of the pub opens out into a beer garden, and is dog friendly (just like the church next door!). I’m going back to the pub this weekend for my birthday, I can’t wait to spend it with my family and my Westies.
Just a stone throw away from the pub is another cosy cottage, perfect for guests. It has a fully-fitted kitchen with appliances and a spacious lounge, perfect for a family stay. The TV station is loaded with DVD’s to cuddle up on the sofa to, and there’s even a leather chair to recline on. The cottage also has free WIFI incase you wish to instagram the place like I did here. The cottage is a perfect holiday retreat and you won’t be disturbed by anyone. What’s better is that the cottage is just across from the pub, so you can fill yourself up with delicious pub grub if you decide not to cook. How amazing is this space? What’s more, the cottage can now be rented out for long and short stays all year round… you’d be silly not to!
The bedroom has a comfy double bed, covered in crisp white sheets. The decor is airy and modern and the bedroom also opens up to an ensuite bathroom. The whole place is so incredibly warm and inviting and perfect for a getaway. I might have to start taking more trips here, just to get away, relax and unwind.
The Orchard across from the cottage is filled with apple and pear trees. I took a stroll in there after breakfast one morning. I took some apples home with me to bake an apple crumble, what a treat! What do you think of our new family pub? The brand new Wheel Inn website has launched and you can see opening times, menus and our gallery. If you haven’t already done so, I definitely recommend taking some time to visit.