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3-5 West Street | Lincolnshire, Horncastle LN9 5JE, England
(0)1507 526626
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Super place

Tried the early bird deal. Food was excellent in both quality and value.Lovely place with character and a great ambience! Highly recommended.

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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Tried the early bird deal. Food was excellent in both quality and value.Lovely place with character and a great ambience! Highly recommended.

Thank Kilakitasowasowa
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, warm friendly surroundings, but what was outstanding about this restaurant was the staff - they were exceptionally, friendly, helpful, informative. My goats cheese starter was excellent but my cod main course was only just warm, the vegetable side dish was hot - my final course was good but nothing special.

Thank Jak Jak G
Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been her several times, the ambience and food are fine but found that the menu stayed the same month after month, and even year after year!

2 Thank Elaine H
Mark S, Owner at Shakesby's, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding the ambiance and food. I work on refreshing the menus regularly. As all my produce is fresh I use seasonal ingredients which influences the menu. December was a Xmas party theme, January sees a continuation of the game season. Valentines evening and spring will see new season dishes. The Summer menu will have... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Managed to book table for New Years Eve just days before thanks to Mark who very kindly juggled tables to accommodate us. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent with good choice of menu - tried haggis for first time! Service very good, friendly and efficient staff. Restaurant very cosy with lots of character and atmosphere. Great start to... More 

Thank Ange B
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

What a happy Christmas we had at the restaurant. We all loved the food, wine and atmosphere. Service, as usual was second to none. All the staff are happy, friendly and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble for them so what could be better than that? The vegetarian option was a nut roast, so full of sumptuous flavours that all... More 

Thank Caro A
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, we had drinks by the fireside while we looked at the menu. Lots of game for people who like it... There is a beat the clock menu - starter and main for £9.99 if you order before 6.30pm. I had salmon poached in vodka and clementine, from the main menu, which was absolutely delicious. The christmas pudding... More 

Thank florenceGrimsby
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I have been to shakesby for a number of meal in the past, but never taken the time to write a review. It is a pleasant and reasonable priced restaurant, you don't get the biggest choice of food but that is a plus point as every meal is made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

Thank Littlejane570
Kolbnitz, Austria
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Our first visit to this pub/restaurant. Lovely surroundings, good food and excellent friendly service. Reasonably priced menu. Well cooked and presented meals. Recommended

Thank Barbara C
Alford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We try to go for the Beat the Clock time slot. 5-6.30 always busy always top quality food and service

Thank Skegvegasqueen
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you can get there early they do a really good offer on a early bird menus which I can highly recommend.

Thank JohnHorncastle

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-5 West Street | Lincolnshire, Horncastle LN9 5JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: (0)1507 526626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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