A message from Paul Steer, Landlord and Debbie Adams, Manager

A month has gone by since our last message. The country, the world, is still in this very sad situation caused by the Coronavirus.

As we said in our April message we are trying to gauge the time when we can reopen the pub. The governement has said that pubs can reopen 4th July providing they meet certain criteria. As far as The Horseshoes is concerned this will not happen. 

The very earliest we can see ourselves opening is 11th September and we feel that could well turn out to be optimistic. 

What the governement require for pubs to put in place before they can open is virtually impossible to manage. You have only to look at the 2 metre social distancing rule which will be one of the conditions required. Imagine, a 2 metre social distance in a pub, think about it… and that is only one of the conditions required. We could be looking at December/ January 2021 before we can start pulling pints. This is a possibility.

All we can say at the moment is that we are desperate to open on 11th September or as soon as possible afterwards. 

We look forward to seeing everybody then. In the meantime keep safe and well,


Kindest Regards

Paul Steer, Landlord

Debbie Adams, Manager



Our charming, traditional public house is situated in the picturesque village of Silk Willoughby near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

We offer a warm, friendly welcome to visitors old and new and ensure that your visit is an enjoyable one. Relax by our roaring fire with a glass of fine wine or one of our real ales.

Enjoy a delicious lunch or evening meal with friends and family. We are passionate about serving quality, home cooked food using locally sourced produce where possible.

Our menu has all of your old, traditional pub classics as well as our changing specials board. You may also like to join us on Sundays for our traditional roast, with a choice of meats, fresh seasonal vegetables and lashings of homemade, delicious gravy.

Opening Times

Closed until further notice

Food Served

Closed until further notice

Dog Friendly

We welcome well behaved dogs on leads and have water bowls.

Free WiFi

Ask at the bar for our password.

Outside Seating

Lovely outdoor seating area.

Ample Parking

Parking available to the rear.

Key Events

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