Things to Do…
Eastgate Shops- (just a few to get you interested)
Located here on Eastgate! England’s finest steaks according to Country Life magazine (Feb 2009) can be bought from Meridian Meats.
We have a Poultry shop! When did you last see this kind of shop on your high street? Dales started in 1896 whith Peter Dales grandfather. All chickens are locally sourced and during the season this is the place to go for game birds and venison that have been locally shot, hung and expertly prepared. Plus vegetables with roots nicely caked in Lincolnshire mud.
There are two green grocers, Robinson William & Son and Stevenson H W & Sons Ltd,
Louth’s award winning Cheese Shop that has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Saveur New York, London Style Magazine, and The Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain for BBC2. There latest award is “‘The Best Small Food Shop in the U.K.” Telegraph Small Shop Awards 2011. All well deserved just looking in the window can add calories to your waistline.
Dragonfly shops specialising in quality gifts and kitchenware
Eves and Ranshaw, In 1781 during the reign of George 111, Adam Eve began trading on this site and thus started a saga of expansion and success which continues to this day. A wonderful department store with a selection of fine wares
Pocklingtons bakery, wonderful bread. Why not try their Spelt and honey
Luck of Louth In 1985, Jim Luck opened his first retail shop in Eastgate, Louth, Lincolnshire selling only leathergoods and luggage. Now, 27 years later and having acquired 4 more shops, the business has grown and diversified and now trades from 5 units spread over two sites, offering not only the original core products but also an unparalled selection of ladies and gentlemen’s clothing, countrywear and footwear.
Places to Visit in Louth
St James Church and Spire – Located on Upgate, Louth. England’s tallest parish church spire, the church is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. 10am to 4pm they serve tea and cakes, take your camera and climb the spire on a clear day you will be rewarded with breath taking views of Louth.
Louth Museum – Located at 4 Broadbank, Louth.
A small but worthwhile and innovative museum, detailing the history of Louth. Within the museum there are four galleries, a classroom/library and a gift shop. The Museum was refitted throughout in traditional style in 2006, celebrated its centenary in 2010, and has won four Renaissance Heritage awards and the prestigious Lincolnshire Heritage Museum of the Year 2012 award.
Louth Museum is run by a voluntary charity – the Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian and Literary Society, known locally as the ‘Ants and Nats’.
Playhouse Cinema, Louth – Located at Cannon Street, Louth.
A 1920s cinema which although small has a number of screens. It has an intermission so don’t be too surprised when half way through the film the lights come on and the usherette appears from nowhere.
Playgoers Theatre, Louth – Located at Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth, A Small modern theatre that punches well above its weight and draws in a number of celebs throughout the year.
Hubbards Hills – Located beyond Westgate on the outskirts of Louth. It is a natural glacial valley with the river Ludd running though it. To find it head past St James church and beyond the Wheatsheaf pub down Westgate, When you reach the white picket fence at Westgate Fields follow the path sign posted Hubbards Hills, In the summer or at weekends when it’s sunny the river valley of Hubbards hills is packed. If you have children take a ball and a towel, if you don’t take a rug and a picnic.