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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
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207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the surrounding which make you feel you're old England to the friendly polite staff the whole experience was five star. They have a separate gluten free menu so I had lots to choose from and all the food we ordered from both menus was...More

Thank littlefox6658
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Proper pasty cafe the other day, it is on High Bridge in the centre of Lincoln, part of one of the only remaining buildings of the 1400's left in Britain. You would think then, that it would be a really good...More

2  Thank Brian G
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This review is not for Stokes High Bridge Cafe, it is for the establishment directly next door to us. Thank you, The Management.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to write a positive review but it's a struggle. First impressions were good. Lovely building, attentive staff. Order taken quickly (full English with mushrooms instead of beans and tomatoes and a pot of tea). Tea arrived quickly closely followed by the food....More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a Full English and hoped for speedy table service as there were only 2 tables occupied. Was actually sitting for10 minutes whilst two serving staff were chatting and giggling. The breakfast eventually arrived minus the toast which I had to chase up as the...More

Thank Deborah B
StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, I am really sorry to hear about your experience. I would appreciate if you could give me more details about the day and time of your visit (Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd?). This is an issue I myself take very seriously and I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go into Lincoln regularly and have always wanted to stop in this cafe. Finally visited today and ordered the afternoon tea for two. Sat outside and enjoyed people-watching. Our waitress was very nice, tea was perfect (love lose-leaf tea) and the food was great!...More

Thank sxsimpers
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I like the ambiance of this place. The food is always ample and very nice. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The cream teas are lovely....I do prefer the coffee else where in the city....All in all a nice place to...More

Thank est1962
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Very good menu offering 2 courses for £9.95 or 3 courses for £11.95. Good value for money. Would not hesitate to eat there again. You are even offered tap water to drink instead of fizzy, tea or coffee drinks.

Thank Verna E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

What a disappointment. My husband and I live not far from Lincoln but don't go into the city very often so we researched the best places to have breakfast. We decided on High Bridge Cafe as it was close to where we wanted to go...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I visited today at noon and ordered a house coffee Jamaican blend and scone and jam and cream. The coffee arrived in a cafetaire to my surprise but I did not query. The scone and jam and cream were fine. The surprise came when I...More

2  Thank buster677
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Guest, Can I start by apologising for your experience. I have done some investigations into what happened, and I have managed to get to the bottom of things. From what I can determine from your review, you were expecting a cup or mug of...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is an amazing building on three floors. It was busy but we found a table for four on the top floor. The waiter was excellent as he was with very helpful, friendly and has a great sense of humour. The hot chocolate is very...More

Thank purpletravelat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 523548
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The High Bridge is the only medieval bridge in England with houses upon it. The timber framed houses built in 1540 were bricked over in the 19th century covering up all their charm. Fortunately, a restoration of the fine medieval-style building took place in 1902 under the supervision of Lincoln architect William Watkins whereby the houses were stripped down to the beams, before being re-plastered. Most of the timber beams visible today are original, dating back to the 1600's. During the renovation, carvings of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra were added in the top corners of the building to celebrate their Coronation which took place that same year.The unique features of the underside of the bridge can only be seen by boat, but the interior of the building can be appreciated whilst enjoying a coffee or tea at Stokes High Bridge café, the occupants since the early 20th Century.
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