I didn't get very far north of Stamford (roughly 7 miles) before pulling off the A1 to check out a pub called The Olive Branch which comes with high praise from the RoadTour pub guide and a Michelin star.
It was also featured in the Evening Standard magazine yesterday. I'll add my two penneth to the long list of accolades - the sausage and mash was divine!
The Olive Branch
Tel: 01780 410355