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Most Improved Venue 2019 Finalists


Voting will close this Friday 1st November.

The vote has been running for a couple of months now. We opened up nominations allowing the public to add venues to the vote that they thought deserved most improved venue 2019.

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Food Review // Ashby Lodge Pub & Carvery ★★★★

Since the re opening of Ashby Lodge pub on Monday 5th March there has been some good reviews online. Continue reading Food Review // Ashby Lodge Pub & Carvery ★★★★

Updated // Town Centre Bar Investments Scunthorpe

Abacus has now been handed over to Rift & Co, who own a few chains surrounding Scunthorpe in Cleethorpes/Grimsby and Hull.

Have you visited since the changeover to Rift? What do you think of the new look and will this make you visit more?

Read more via Scunthorpe Life News Blog here

Next in Line for an investment is The Bluebell Inn on Oswald road, who are apparently set to undergo an extension into the 3 adjoining properties as far as The Old Buccaneer.  If this goes ahead it will be like Bluebell street, not a bad thing and it’s good to see some investment being made in the town centre. The beer garden will also be extended in these plans but will it happen? We cannot confirm anything yet but apparently plans and agreements are underway.


Third investment has been STORM nightclub handed over to Stealth Bars, who have renamed and revamped the venue as VOID Nightclub. The venue has not yet reopened but will be having a pre launch event in the future. 

What will the venue look like inside now? By the looks of it it’s been undergoing extensive building work inside and it seems to be waiting a long time until re launch since it closed.

The newest venue to gain investment and to re open is Jeff Cundy’s snooker/pool hall on Doncaster Road. It will re open as Kin’s Sports Bar. The venue has currently been shut for 2 years.

Food Review// Carvery @ The Beckwood ★★★★

The Beckwood have started doing a Thursday carvery. So we decided to go a long and have a try. Traditionally a Sunday thing but why not on a weeknight aye?

Thursday fresh food carvery starts from 5pm until 8pm and if you have kids then it’s an even better deal as Kid’s under 12 eat free. (Terms Apply, see bottom of review)

We arrived at The Beckwood around half 6 and there were a few in already enjoying their Thursday Carvery. We ordered some drinks and paid for our food at the bar. Which was a very reasonable price of £6.95 per adult. After paying for your carvery you are given a ticket to get your food.
The food was in a usual carvery style, go to the counter and select which meats you would like the chef to carve for you, we had a bit of everything. The good thing is that the meats are purchased from the local butchers “Taylor’s” in Ashby, so it’s good meat. You could choose from beef, gammon and turkey. All the meats were very nice and melted in the mouth, no tough beef here.

The veg selection was comprised of Cauliflower, sliced carrots, broccoli, peas and mash potato. There was also home roasted potatoes, yorkshire puddings and stuffing. All fresh veg, home cooked and hand prepared. Besides the meat being tender and tasty, my favourite thing has got to be the gravy. I do love gravy though and this was some good stuff. It was full of delicious meat juices. I do apologize for the presentation on the images but as you well know if you go to a carvery and help yourself, your plate ends up looking more like a pile on.

The staff were friendly and the setting  and decor in The Beckwood restaurant is pleasant, clean and relaxing. We sat at a table for two with some rather comfy chairs. We will definitely be returning for a carvery again sometime soon.

Our Rating (Out of 5):

Service: ★★★★

Hygiene:  ★★

Price & value for money: ★

Overall Dining experience:  ★★


  • Carvery- Kids eat free ( terms apply)
  • 2 x puddings for a £5 on selected puddings, this includes the delicious homemade cheesecakes.


Adults £6.95
OAP’s £4.95
To book you can call the Beckwood on 01724 85599

Carvery is also served on Sunday’s

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TOP places to Eat in the area

Information for the top 30 is taken from Trip Advisor, but do you agree.  We have our own little rating. We have tried and tested a few of these top 30 and hope to fit some more in over the new year because our readers do seem to love food reviews.  We want to know your favourite place to eat in the area. It doesn’t have to be Scunthorpe, maybe your favourite place is in one of the smaller towns or villages nearby. Let us know and comment the article on Facebook and we may check it out.
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Food Review // The Beckwood


(Please Note: At the time of this review the pub was under the management of  chef-Paddy McIlhenny and his partner Ian Brooke who have now moved on from The Beckwood back to The Mallard.  So this review cannot stand as a true review of the representation of the food that may be served now under the temp management & new chef.)

As some of you may have seen The Beckwood has now re opened for business and they are on top form with their new menu of freshly cooked food. Thursday Night at The Beckwood on Holme Hall Avenue is now the newly appointed STEAK NIGHT.

The deal is 2 steak meals for £14, which includes a choice of sauce for your steak, I opted for the peppercorn, which was beautifully tasty and creamy and it came in a separate little jug. You also get some very sweet ripe tomatoes on the vine, which taste good but also make the plate pleasing to the eye, 3 beer battered onion rings and some fresh rocket salad on the side. To accompany your steak you also get a large bowl filled to the brim with tasty thick cut chips each. I like how the steak was presented to us on the wooden chopping board. There’s something quite artistic about it.

We asked for the sirloin steak to be cooked medium rare and that is exactly what we got, it was tender and juicy without gristle. The meal was faultless and is by far at the top of of the meals leaderboard with the reviews we have done so far. I don’t know about you but I much prefer a pub with homestyle cooking.  All aspects of the meal were excellent from taste to presentation admittedly we were taken back by the professional presentation of every meal and dessert we were served up, especially for the prices on the menu.

“The Beckwood is a must try place to eat out in  the Scunthorpe area.”

We also took my mother along who decided to try the set menu of 2 courses for £7.95, she went for the Homemade special pie of the day, which was pork with cider and mustard. It came in a rather large round dish with a puffed up pastry topping. The pork was tender and melted in the mouth. It came with the same tasty chunky chips and some seasonal veg of leak, peas, carrots and broccoli.

There was quite a wide selection of puddings and we were pretty full after the main, but they all looked so good so we couldn’t really say no. Between us we ordered the Chocolate Fudge Cake, which was rich and tasty served with a scoop of good quality ice cream. Cheesecake of the day, which was lemon, with soft chunks of shortbread pieces throughout and dashes of lemon curd inside. I personally chose The Beckwood Chocolate Brownie Sundae as I’m not a massive cake or dessert lover but this was just right for me. It had strawberries, cream, little pieces of brownie and some delicious butterscotch pieces in the ice cream, which crunched in your mouth.

Overall Dining experience was also very pleasant, the dining area was in the lounge so there wasn’t people drinking at the bar it was purely for the purpose of eating. The venue itself was clean, tidy and comfortable. The staff were lovely, very polite, helpful and friendly. The service was quick, we didn’t have to wait long for our food to arrive in front of us.

We would really recommend next time you are looking for somewhere with good value for money to eat out that you try The Beckwood, it is a must try for the Scunthorpe Area and we will definately be visiting again.

Have you eaten at The Beckwood, or anywhere else in Scunthorpe that has really impressed you? Why not tell us about it, send us a comment.

Please note: All scores are our own opinions.

Our Rating (Out of 5):

Service: ★★★★★
Hygiene:  ★★★★★
Price & value for money: ★★★★★
Overall Dining experience:  ★★★★★

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High Street

The Wortley House Hotel

The Baths Hall
Doncaster Road

The Plowright Theatre

The Penny Bank
High street

The Britannia
High Street

Bamboogy/Buddah Bar
High Street

High Street

Wicked Bar
High Street

Der Schnapps Bar
Frodingham Road

Mary Rose
Frodingham Road

The Blue Bell Inn
Oswald road

Oscars Bar
Gilliatt Street

The Tavern
High Street

The Chancel
Cambridge Avenue

Priory Hotel
Ashby Road

The Highfield House

Black Beauty
Keddlington Road

The Riveter
50 Henderson Avenue

Jolly Sailor
Station Road

The Berkeley
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The Royal
Doncaster Road

Honest Lawyer
Oswald Road

The Anchor
Lakeside Retail Park

The Beckwood
Holme Hall Avenue

The Ashby Lodge

The Warren Lodge

The Old Farmhouse

The Ashby Star

Redbourn Club

The Pied Piper

The Mallard

The Beacon

The Dolphin Inn