Loving these ideas.
I have to add my weekend retreat of Stamford (also in Lincolnshire)
The George is the place to stay
The Tobie Norris is the place to drink
There are so many good restaurants - my favourite is The Bombay Cottage (no ordinary Indian)
Live gigs at The London Inn or Mamma Lizzies
and a refreshing walk around Rutland Water to blow the cobwebs away
I love my weekends - I love Stamford