About Us

The Butcher and Beast has been a Batemans' Pub for about the last 50 years and is the only pub in the country with that name. We are truly unique.

The Butcher & Beast

The Butcher and Beast has been a Batemans’ Pub for about the last 50 years and is the only pub in the country with that name. We are truly unique. There are photos around the pub of the village and pub over the years and now have developed a dog wall, as a dog friendly pub. If you use the pub, then bring a photo of your dog and we will happily put it on the wall (the dog has to be a regular of the pub to make it on our dog wall!).

Your Hosts

Mal and Diane Gray are now into their 10th year running the Butcher and Beast but have been working with Batemans’ Brewery in Wainfleet for over 18 years. This is their 3rd pub with the same brewery and are now the longest serving couple with Batemans. Mal says when they were looking at other breweries to work with they liked the ethos of Batemans where, “we never felt we were just another number, in fact felt very much a part of the Batemans’ family.”

Our Story

Mal runs the front of house and is very passionate about the beer and keeps it in an excellent condition, you can always find him behind the bar (unless he’s doing some jobs for Diane!). Always good for a chat about beer or to pass the time away. We stock a wide and diverse selection of spirts, so if you’re not sure of what you fancy then just talk to Mal or one of the team who will be more than happy to help you choose.

The Butcher and Beast has now been in the Camera Good Beer Guide since 2010 and the Good Pub Guide since 2012. Diane runs the kitchen and with the help of her team produce some good honest meals. We like to try and cater for most people and we are known for our steaks (being called the Butcher and Beast and all). We also like to source all our ingredients locally wherever possible.

Our Staff

Over the years, the team has included some great staff, some have been with us since the very beginning and others have moved onto other things. It’s great to see young people come and then achieve their goals and become great friends of the pub. Diane says, “We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the people who have worked with us over the last 10 years, so a massive thank you to you all x.”

Come on In!


12.00 - 23.00


12:00 – 22:00



01522 790386




High Street, Heighington,