Open all day
Owned by the local real ale brewery, George Bateman & Son, The Vine is reputed to be the second oldest building in Skegness, and has been operated as a hotel since the middle of the last century.
Recent refurbishment has brought the hotel up to modern standards, with generally spacious and comfortable bedrooms.
There are two bars to choose from, the relaxing Tennyson Lounge, named after the famous poet who wrote some of his works in the garden, and the Oak Room with its country inn feel, open fire and excellent beers, which is popular with locals.
A wide range of freshly prepared dishes is offered in the bar and the restaurant. Directions: (A52 to Skegness, head South towards Gibraltar Point, hotel is approximately 1m from the clock tower).
Number of bedrooms: 21 Rooms with WC/bath/shwr: 21 Family bedrooms available; 4 Poster beds available TV available in rooms. tea/coffee making facilities.
Open parking available. Croquet; Other leisure facilities: Bowling green. Restaurant Morning coffee available; Afternoon tea available; Lunch available Bar lunch available; Vegetarian meals available Smoking allowed in restaurant; Time last dinner can be ordered is 9pm. Name of chef: S Coggins.
Single £50 - £55, double £70 - £80. Special Breaks available. Restaurant Min lunch: £8.95, Min dinner: £14.95 and a la carte. Conference Facilities.
Beers: Bateman's XB, Bateman's Dark Mild, Batemans XXXB. All were well kept and cheerfully pulled. Cheers to the cellarmaster! Cousin Tim and I arrived tired form our journey and in need of a few days rest. The folks at the Vine treated us like life long friends they had not seen in a few years. Darts with Jane! Unpretentious decor and a comfortable feeling surrounded every aspect of our stay. Food served until 9pm if my memory serves me correct (the pints were in need of frequent quality sampling). Not an undersized portion to say the least. The time spent at the vine on our real ale hunt was the highlight of our time in the UK. Breakfast was quite yummy too. My return trip will include a stay at The Vine once again. The Staff was tops. Hospitality superb. The world would be a nice place if everywhere was like The Vine. Breakfast 7 to 9-ish. Accommodation was a lovely haunted room. As nice as any Hilton or Embassy Suites I have stayed at, but with old world charm and care. Top score. Best about the Vine: The setting and the pleasant and helpful staff, and the pride in their history of place. Worst: The stables need a sprucing up. (Stephen Hammerstone - homepage:http://www.Yuengling.com