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.