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Tealby is often said to be one of the best places to visit in Lincolnshire. Nestled on the edge of the gentle slopes of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this location can sometimes appear to give Tealby its own micro-climate.


Classed as an Area of Outstanding Beauty with nearly 600 people living in this conservation area, it attracts many visitors with its picturesque houses, walks, views and local businesses.

Tealby has always been a pretty village and as such supports a vibrant community with an active church, school, community-run shop, two pubs, a tearoom and many local businesses all benefiting from the influx of visitors, walkers, and cyclists who regularly stop off to enjoy what the village has to offer.


The Ford, Beck Hill, Tealby


Tealby School, Tealby 


The old watermill, Tealby Thorpe


To visit Tealby is to visit a classic, picture-postcard English village

The surrounding countryside is serene and rolling, making it fantastic for walks. There are a number of lovely walks around Tealby, with the most well-known one being The Viking Way. This is a long distance footpath that starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds its way through Tealby to finish on the shores of Rutland Water, a total of 235km (147 miles). 

Tealby Thorpe, Tealby


Tealby Church, viewed from The Viking Way


There are a number of great places to eat and drink in Tealby (and its surrounding area), including the following: 


The Vintage Tearooms


The Tearooms are open 5 days a week and bank holidays, serving a delicious range of homemade food and cakes; Which include an English Breakfast until 12pm, a selection of light Lunches and homemade soup, as well as their home baked cakes and pastries.


The Tearooms are arranged over two floors and has seating for 30 downstairs in their Cath Kidston style room, which is filled with a lovely collection of hand-painted vintage furniture and a sideboard brimming with homemade cakes. 

The Tearooms are Dog Friendly in our downstairs room.

Currently the Tearooms only accept bookings and are only opening their doors when there are bookings.

The Kings Head 


A 14th Century thatched pub and the oldest thatched pub in Lincolnshire. A superb, fresh, home cooked food offering from a traditional bar menu to an outstanding à la carte specials board, fine real ales and a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere.


Relax with friends and family in their bar or lounge area or dine with in their warm, cosy lounge or beautiful restaurant areas. They also have an excellent large outdoor area for alfresco dining in the summer months. 


Also, there is a quiz night every Wednesday from 9pm!!


The Kings Head is dog friendly.



If you're looking to visit for a relaxing weekend or long break, there are many great places to stay in Tealby and the surrounding area (just a few are shown here).


Whether you're wanting a B&B or self-catering holiday cottage, you'll find the perfect place to stay amongst our list of fabulous places.


Come & visit


Stay and relax awhile


There are lots of things to do to suit all ages and levels of activity. Whether it's sight-seeing and some beautiful walks, a spot of fishing or golf, or whether you have children to entertain with some soft-play, farm visits, high-ropes, bike riding and more.

Tealby is just 3 miles from the busy town of Market Rasen with its well-known race-course and Golf Club, 13 miles from Louth, a gorgeous Lincolnshire market town, and 19 miles from the cathedral city of Lincoln.


Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln


Tealby has a long and rich history that can be seen in its buildings, of which 31 are listed. It is thought that it was first settled in the 5th Century by East Germanic Taifali tribal people.


The Viking army settled in the village in the 9th Century and Viking connections can still be seen in old Danish names such as Teal-by itself, the ‘by’ meaning farmstead or village, ‘Thorpe’ meaning a secondary settlement, ‘Beck’ meaning stream, and ‘Smooting’ – a narrow passage between houses (The picturesque ford at the bottom of the narrow and steep Beck Hill is one of a number of beauty spots and leads out into the rolling hills of Bayons Park). 

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