The Royal Oak Inn, known affectionately locally as ‘The Splash’. Dates from the 17th century and commemorates the occasion in 1651 when King Charles II hid for a day and a night in an oak tree to escape his enemies after the Battle of Worcester.
The Royal Oak Inn still retains its wonderful cosy and traditional country pub atmosphere, and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty just two miles from the Georgian market town of Louth, the Splash is approached through a shallow ford in the village of Little Cawthorpe on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is one of the most picturesque villages in Lincolnshire.
Our lawned gardens next to a picturesque ford make it an ideal place for eating and drinking in the beautiful sunshine.
The Manor House, Little Cawthorpe
|Population||163 (2011 Census)|
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|• London||130 mi (210 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Little Cawthorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west from Legbourne, and 3 miles (5 km) south-east from the market town of Louth.
Little Cawthorpe red-brick church, dedicated to St Helen, was built in 1860 by R. J. Withers to replace an earlier church. It was declared redundant in 1996 by the Diocese of Lincoln, and is a Grade II listed building.
The Manor House is a small red-brick country house dating from 1673 with some 20th-century alterations and additions, and is Grade II* listed. The gate piers to the Manor House are Grade II listed and also date from 1673, although the wrought iron gates are 20th-century.
The village public house is the 17th-century Royal Oak locally referred to as 'The Splash' due to the 200 metres (660 ft) long ford that runs adjacent to the premises. Kenwick Park Golf Club lies to the north of the village.
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