The market town of Grantham is located in Lincolnshire, England, some 26 miles south of the City of Lincoln and 24 miles east from Nottingham. The town has good transport connections thanks to the A1 main road and the London to Edinburgh East Coast Main Line railway link.
Grantham lies within close proximity of the River Witham and has secured its place in modern British history because former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was born in the town, but it is more commonly associated as the town where Isaac Newton attended school, where one of the first female police officers in the world was employed in 1914, showing that Grantham has a long history of bossy determined women!
The town also boasts what is largely believed to be Britain’s oldest surviving English inn, namely the Angel and Royal Inn in Grantham High Street. The Angel and Royal building has existed on this site for some 600 years and was reputedly built as a hostel for the Knights Templar, later becoming a public inn in which even royalty is said to have stayed.
King John may or may not have visited the Angel and Royal in 1213 with his large retinue and Richard III may or may not have stayed at the inn, but modern tourists certainly love to see the wonderful interiors, which include the King’s Room used by King Charles I and reputedly Oliver Cromwell.
Historic public houses are always a great tourist attraction to have. Most of them were built at a time when the European population was considerably shorter than they are today. Modern visitors are apt to bang their heads on low-hanging beams and no matter how pretty a half-timbered building might look from the outside their interior features are not designed for modern people.
Landlords and landladies are advised to put up warning notices on stairs and elsewhere on their premises, where low beamed ceilings might well knock out restaurant guests before they’ve had a chance to pay their bills. There’s always the risk a guest might be seriously hurt, concussed even, if they hit their head or fall down the narrow stair cases with their century old, well-worn and very slippery treads.
If you had an accident in a historic inn that wasn’t down to your consumption of Lincolnshire ale but caused by a landlord’s negligence, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Grantham for compensation.
Where can you make an injury claim in Grantham?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisors, who can allocate your injury claim in Grantham to a legal partner best suited to handle your particular injury claim.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee services, so you can start your claims process without having to pay anything upfront for legal fees.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013