A1, Junction Coddington; 13 minutes
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Leadenham stands on the southern edge of the Lincoln Cliff which rises up from the famously flat county, and makes for panoramic views from its winding footpaths.
The views alone are worth a detour, but it’s worth every extra drop of fuel for a stop at Leadenham Teahouse, recently voted Lincolnshire ‘Tearoom of the Year’. Just along from the polo club, this classic English tea room is uniquely located in the village Post Office. Pastel-painted, it is strung with bunting and has posies of fresh flowers on each table. It’s run by sisters Katie and Kirsty, who initially set up a deli in the village Post Office – run by their mum – to save it from closure. Since starting life with shelves of honey and cheese, the enterprise has grown into a tea room and gift shop with a beautiful selection of local gifts and cards. It enjoys a wide range of customers, and you’re as likely to find locals in for a quiet cuppa as tourists settling down for a light lunch. There are tables outside where you can enjoy the brimming country cottage borders on a fine day.
It’s a short spin off the A1 and is a great stop if you’re heading down the A17 to Norfolk. Please note that as it’s located n the Post Office it is unable to open independently so is closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.