The New Inn, in Great Limber in Lincolnshire, has launched a new concept called a Barter Board. This allows visitors to swap home-grown fruit and vegetables for pints or puddings. Guests can swap asparagus, cauliflower, Jersey Royal potatoes, broccoli, radishes, rhubarb, or spring greens for an item off the pub’s menu, including a Carlsberg Lager, Somersby Cider, a guest ale, or a sweet treat.
General manager at The New Inn, Lewis Phillips: “The New Inn is situated in a great place for local produce and with so many farms nearby, we wanted to utilise this.” There are two rules when it comes to the Barter Board – produce must be home-grown and grown in Lincolnshire, except Jersey Royal potatoes which can only be grown in Jersey.
“We have been inundated so far,” said Phillips. “People have been coming in saying ‘If we knew you wanted veg, we would have brought some in’, and they have just handed it over. They didn’t want a free pint or pudding so we haven’t actually given one away yet. I’m sure that will come soon.” The produce on our Barter Board is in season right now. It will be updated and altered throughout the year to suit the season.