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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Pleasant surprise

A last minute visit to friends culminating in an last minute saturday booking. Very good welcome ,lovely atmosphere and staff. Well cooked and presented food. Only niggle I hate paper napkins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
macy220400
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A last minute visit to friends culminating in an last minute saturday booking. Very good welcome ,lovely atmosphere and staff. Well cooked and presented food. Only niggle I hate paper napkins.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely friendly restaurant and great food. Nice friendly atmosphere with a nice menu. Very cosy restaurant.

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Boston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I had mushroom and garlic soup to start, yummy. Then the rainbow trout. The fish was cooked beautifully and tasted delicious. My husband had the crab cakes and the the cheese pie which he also declared to be delicious. We both had the chocolate torte to finish which I would definitely recommend if you are a chocoholic. The service was... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

food very good ,but not cheep, we had a lovely meal would be nice on special occasions. very friendly good atmosphere .

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited with friends on a busy Saturday evening, the welcome from the staff was warm a friendly which continued thoughout the evening, the food was exceptional with all three courses to the same very high standard, all four of us were totally in agreement that the taste, texture and presentation of our food was top class.

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Boston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had the best meal in here recently. We visited with relatives new to the area.Our welcome was very pleasant and warm The restaurant looked lovely, candle light, pine and shiny glassware, just lovely. I was sold on the specials and had asparagus wrapped in prosciutto for starter and a beautiful fillet steak stuffed with Lincolnshire poacher cheese OMG it... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Interesting tasty food nicely cooked and presented. It's nice to find a restaurant that doesn't t offer veggies "cheese with everything" ! Good service and quaint surroundings. Staff attentive without being intrusive.

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Lincolnshire, England
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The most attentive (but unobtrusive ) service and exquisite food make this one of the best dining experiences ever. I had the belly pork which was delicious and cooked to perfection, followed by the lightest, moistest, most delicious sticky toffee pudding this side of heaven! Hubby had the snapper which he said just melted in the mouth. We have dined... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went into Horncastle yesterday for an evening lecture at the local Methodist Church, decided to look for somewhere to eat and just by chance came across Shakesby's Restaurant, it opened at 5pm and we arrived just after. Upon entering we had a very friendly welcome from a lovely young lady, she showed us to a table and looked after... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not been here for a while but always have the best experience here. As you can see from the reviews it really is a must try place. In fact it popped up on the have you been here before section of Tripadvisor and it definitely is a must go again soon kind of place. An independently run business to the... More 

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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, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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