Nocton Heath Diner has a new owner and new name, now known as “The Kitchen” Nocton Heath. Its next door to RAF Waddington which has a public viewing area for Aircraft, so if you are planning a visit to Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington, then these food services are less than a mile down the road (south).. The new owner certainly has a very impressive establishment. Sparkling clean with food that can only make your mouth water (See photographs).
My impression was a very well cared for establishment, with excellent showers for HGV drivers, Multi Drop Drivers, White van men, who need that overnight stop or freshen up. The lorry park has a very good surface for all vehicles and wide enough for those escorted HGV’s who need a stop for the night.
The Kitchen at Nocton Heath is the future for many Transport Cafes, it’s an all round cosmopolitan food stop,,,,,, and obviously proud to be so, it has its truck or Lorry logo on the signage. This food Stop (Transport Café, Truck Stop) is definitely there for every body!
I must say a few words about Transport Cafes and Truck Stops, because the Nocton Heath Kitchen is unique. It will attract those people who fear the word Transport Cafe, we all know they exist,, of course they may have an impression formed from an experience, or just the old connotation of the word, Transport cafe, which may conjure up rather unhealthy meals,, or meals in fact which the drivers of yesteryear needed to keep fit, and do their job. There was little heat in a HGV drivers cab, the inside of the windscreen could freeze or try hard, and often lots of noise over 90db. Lorries were flats that had to be roped and sheeted in all weathers,,, with knuckles and hands freezing cold, horribly greasy and dirty from the road grime gathered all over the vehicles. Washing your hands after each stop of un-sheeting and re-sheeting was essentially mandatory. I can remember doing this using snow and in-cab soap and towel, because many deliveries had no facilities, or they were outside and frozen. At times it was a hell of a job,, I know because I did it a long time ago as a one time HGV Driver all over the UK. This is an image of a Joint of Pork made ready for the DAILY CARVERY at noon, in about 1.5 hours it will all be gone, and you can see why!
You can see from the photographs that the whole place is sparkling; the food preparation areas are 100% clean and a credit to the whole staff and management.
Both Hazel and myself have been owners of Nocton heath Truckstop, and Country Kitchen, now “The Kitchen” since August 2001.
Theme Nights in addition to the always there menu
Bike nights from 6.30pm We have fouind that some of the truckers enjoy these just as much as the bike riders as they can remember back to their youth when they had a bike. Although todays bikers are more likely recycled teenagers of 45 yrs plus.
Curry nights, drivers can enjoy a fantastic home made mild, medium or hot curry with rice plus a glass of lager or wine (for overnight parkers only) for £5.95
Thursday and Friday:
Steak nights, 10oz rump or 8oz Sirloin steak with chips and all the trimmings for £7.95. All our steaks are from local Lincoln Red cattle and the meat is matured for three weeks before we take it. We can now offer sirloin or rump steak in any size the driver wants and combined with a home made sauce is a real treat.
from 6.30pm two meats on offer with fresh vegetables using the very finest local produce prepared on site to offer what is probably the best carvery in Lincolnshire a medium portion is £6.15. Fantastic Home made puddings also available.
In addition to the theme nights:
Sunday Lunch Carvery:
This is the place to be in lincolnshire to enjoy top quality foods if you wish to join us booking is essential between 12.00pm and 3.00pm. The carvery is open 12.00pm until 5.00pm
Credit Cards & Debit cards Taken. (MOST!) (if in doubt please phone and ask, we are here to help).
Lorry Parking overnight
Meal voucher operation for HGV Parking overnight.
Fully licensed bar.
24/7 Wash & Showers for drivers