Welcome to our community website



Mintingandgautby.co.uk was established in 2010 and is run by the Minting, Gautby and District Heritage Society. Our mission has been to provide a focal point for anyone with an interest in our area. If you’re living in Minting, Gautby, Waddingworth or Wispington or visiting the area this website is for you!

We provide information on what’s on locally, links to relevant sites, clubs, businesses and charities.    Constructive comments are welcome.


Friday May 25th, 2018


It was wonderful to see the Sebastopol Inn packed with people last night for the re-opening. We were treated to samples of menu items – a pulled-pork bun with slaw which was yummy, a very tasty fish and chips with light batter and perfectly fried chips, as well as mini-beefburgers which were described as “absolutely delicious”! They have a comprehensive menu including sandwiches, cake, breakfast and all the pub classics.

The pub is open through to Sunday weekly and every Bank Holiday:
Thursday 11am until 2.30 pm, Food 11 – 2 5pm until 11pm, Food 5.30-8.30

Friday 11am until 2.30pm, Food 11 – 2 5pm until Midnight, Food 5.30-8.30

Saturday 11am until Midnight, Food 11am – 8.30

Sunday 11am until 11pm
Sunday Roast Served 12.30 until 8.30

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

The day after tomorrow at 5pm the SEBASTOPOL INN, Minting will re-open and Radio Lincoln will be present to record comments from the owners and the arrival of customers to celebrate the Sebastopol being saved! It will then be aired on Friday morning.


The beverages have arrived; the first real ales will be Black Sheep and Doom bar, larger: Carling and Staropramen, Cider: Thatchers Gold and Aspall, draught Guinness and
Caffreys draught, plus Old Rosie and a local cider and loads of spirits and soft drinks.


Sebastopol Inn Opening Hours from 24 May 2018:

Open Thursday through to Sunday weekly and every Bank Holiday:

Thursday 11am until 2.30 pm, Food 11-2
5pm until 11pm, Food 5.30-8.30

Friday 11am until 2.30pm, Food 11-2
5pm until 11pm ,Food 5.30-8.30

Saturday 11am until 11pm, Food 11am -8.30

Sunday 11am until 10.30pm
Sunday Roast Served 12.30 until 8.30


Wendy and Steve Hughes are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!


Please share and come along and make it an Opening Night to remember!


Best wishes

Joanna Heselwood






April 9th, 2918

April 6th, 2018

Wendy and Steve Hughes, the new owners of the Sebastopol Inn, announce re-opening day is Thursday May 24th, 2018!  Yay!  WooHoo!

March 9th 2018

Great News re The Sebastopol Inn

Experienced publicans are buying the pub and are expected to move in in a few weeks.  Looking forward to the Sebastopol Inn being at the centre of community life once again!


January 6th, 2018

Wow what a fantastic evening with the FB Pocket orchestra!

December 15th, 2017

S/122/01919/17 | Planning Permission – Change of use of existing public house into 1no. dwelling. The SEBASTOPOL INN, CHURCH LANE, MINTING, HORNCASTLE, LN9 5RS

Comments on the above are no longer being accepted.  The community waits with baited breath to hear what ELDC’s Planning Department response is.  15/12/2017

December 7th Don Kipper

Wow – what wonderful evening’s entertainment – thanks to everyone who came and to the Don Kipper troupe who were brilliant!

Sept 10th, 2017

The grass cutting volunteers at St. Andrew’s Church, Minting, would like to thank the Minting, Gautby & District Heritage Society, Minting and Gautby Parish Council, and an anonymous benefactor for their generous donations. This has enabled us to purchase a new lawnmower & strimmer which we are putting to good use to help maintain St. Andrew’s grounds for the benefit of our community.

August 29th, 2017

Wow – what an amazing day yesterday at Minting Classic Car Show! Thank you so much to everyone who came as exhibitors, volunteers, customers and stall holders. Lottie and Iain had done so much work inviting people and publicising their event as well as preparing their property for the influx today and putting up signs. Feedback was so positive from everyone. At the village hall, our Heritage society cafe sold out completely with only 1 slice of cake left! Thanks to all the lovely people who made cakes, served, washed up, judged the cars, donated raffle prizes, manned the welcome desk, sold and folded raffle tickets and brought flowers and filled the vases at the village hall. Thanks to Vicki and the girls for lending us their gorgeous vintage china which was greatly appreciated. Huge thanks again to everyone involved!

August 11th

The 12 winning entries from the 2017 “I love Minting and Gautby” photo competition are now featured in the Minting, Gautby & District Heritage Society 2018 calendar which is on sale from tomorrow at Minting Park Farm shop.  The high quality, A3, full colour calendar is on sale for £6.99.  

August 9th, 2017

Charity Classic Car Show at Minting on August Bank Holiday Monday 28, 2017, 11-4

Dress up in your best vintage clobber for this fun vintage fundraiser in aid of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and local charities!  You can bring your own vintage car or just come to look at those who have (there are prizes for best car etc.)  There will be lots to see and do including listening to live performance of vintage music and song, browsing vintage stalls, seeing entertainers and our local heritage display. To refuel, Minting Village Hall will be serving our delicious pulled pork or soup lunches as well as vintage tea and cakes and Pimms at the village hall bar, where you can also buy raffle tickets.