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Shakesby's

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

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another superb visit to celebrate my Dad's 65th

We have been going to Shakesbys for years, so when we were looking for a venue to celebrate my Dad's birthday it was a no brainer! Once again the welcome was warm and friendly. Food was superb as it always is. Can't knock it. Once again, a lovely visit and we will keep coming back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Snowy F
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Shakesbys for years, so when we were looking for a venue to celebrate my Dad's birthday it was a no brainer! Once again the welcome was warm and friendly. Food was superb as it always is. Can't knock it. Once again, a lovely visit and we will keep coming back.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have visited several times and each time the food has been delicious and reasonably priced. The service is excellent ! Well worth a visit.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and atmosphere but the 2 tables reserved for a couple are less than romantic with one under a bright light and the other by a set of bars giving a less than cheerful feel

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Boston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ive eaten here a few times, the whole experience is lovely. On entering the restaurant the interior is calm rustic and relaxed,which is what appeals to me. the brickwork mixed with the rustic tables and sparkling glassware all adds to the charm. The menu is good with different specials and an early bird menu if you fancy a quick bite... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Mark Shakesby has succeeded in creating a wonderful restaurant in Horncastle. The staff are attentive but not intrusive, the food is fine dining but not too 'chefie' the wines are superb and not over priced. The whole set up is just faultless. The early evening 'Beat the Clock' menu is amazing value and the food is still top notch. Book... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a lovely relaxing resturant. Food was great and the staff very friendly. Plenty of space between the tables. Lovely seating area beside the open fire whilst looking at the menu and ordering your food.

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

So pleased to have stumbled upon this twinkling little haven whilst on a business trip to Horncastle. We were immediately drawn by the attractive and tasteful appearance of the restaurant after peeping through the window as we almost passed by. Two people were just leaving and commented to us that we would not be disappointed and they were absolutely right.... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Shakesby's restaurant for my wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary and as usual it was great. the food was to die for I had the prawn's in sweet chilli, wine and cream sauce for the starter, lovely delicate sauce with a small hint of chilli.. perfect... For the main I had the special which... More 

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Horncastle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

my husband and I visited for my Birthday/wedding anniversary and were not disappointed.... The food was cooked to perfection, using locally sourced produce.... I had goats cheese on local plum bread with chutney for starter, followed by a pair of pheasant breasts, then a Coffee Hazelnut meringue roulade to finish.... my husband also had 3 courses... this plus a couple... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Been in Shakesby's several time and never been disapointed! Great foud, nice location, good service. Excellent locally sourced products! Definitely recommended and one of the best restaurant of Lincolnshire!

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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: English, British

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