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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
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Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Horncastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: English, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I recently posted a rather negative review of Sat Bains. We came to Magpies for my wife's birthday and frankly I would rather come back here than return to Sat Bains. The food is interesting and tasty and whilst not perfect there is always the feeling of trying very hard. Wine list very good and has a selection of half... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a charming place for dinner and achieves a great blend of good food, a good value and interesting wine list and a gorgeous dining room. Service was friendly yet efficient and all in all we had a lovely evening. Puddings were especially good and would not look out of place in a Michelin starred venue.

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice setting, comfortable and friendly. Canapes with drinks whilst choosing your food, clean and uncluttered dining room. Some fine wines. Food well presented and well cooked. Quite a lot of fish on the menu which is fine if you like fish! Desserts are especially yummy. Not cheap but worth it for a special occasion

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been going to the Magpies for several years now, and always think of it as a special treat. We recently went there for our 40th Wedding Anniversary, and I have to say the meal was absolutely fantastic.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I know that I have reviewed Magpies before but the world needs to know what a fab place it is to eat. The liver with advocado was maybe capped by my husband's smoked chicken with baked camembert and pomegranate, but the cod main was fresh and super. Did I need the lemon tart for pud maybe not but want got... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited Magpies to celebrate my 60th birthday, having not been for several years we were unsure as to how it might have changed, but it hasn't it is still as excellent as ever. We arrived a little early and were shown into the lounge area where we given the menus, asked for our drink requirements and soon after were... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Well, there I was, content to eat anywhere as we enjoyed the last evening of a few days exploring Lincolnshire. Already spent up, fattened up and not really looking to uncover the boat, let alone push it out, I was content to potter into somewhere cheap, cheerful and close to our hotel. But, my wife deserved better( I know because... More

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The service and food was excellent and was one of the best meals enjoyed for a long time. Beautifully prepared and presented with taste to match! The décor was very pleasant and being able to enjoy pre dinner drinks and a taster, and then coffee and petit fours in the comfort of the lounge area before and after the meal... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited the restaurant on a Friday evening having been many times a number of years prior . Menu was a set price-£41.00 for 2 courses - £47.00 on Saturday night !!??? We expected to be able to order off a menu in the normal way and didn't really fancy much of the very limited choice on offer. Decided just to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Delicious food served in attractive surroundings. Efficient and friendly service. The place we choose if we’re looking for an extra special dining experience. Every meal we’ve ever been served at Magpies has always been excellent. I’ve seen other reviewers describe Magpies Restaurant as expensive. It doesn’t have to be,,,,, go for lunch or pre order the “Magpies Special” and experience... More

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