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Magpies

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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
01507527004
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magpies

There is no better place to eat in rural Lincolnshire, a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and really excellent food. Focussing on local produce, the cuisine is imaginative and tasty with good presentation accompanied by a wide choice of wines from Corney & Barrow. The decor is comfortable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Chris-Brigg
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There is no better place to eat in rural Lincolnshire, a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and really excellent food. Focussing on local produce, the cuisine is imaginative and tasty with good presentation accompanied by a wide choice of wines from Corney & Barrow. The decor is comfortable and cottagey in harmony with the lovely old building, if you want... More 

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Well presented food in a well decorated restaurant. The food was amazing this place is decorated very nicely. Staff are very friendly and most helpful. The hand made sweets are highly recommended.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fabulous little restaurant food brilliant would highly recommend for a special occasion you certainly couldn't get better anywhere else

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fine dining in a restaurant that also has some bedrooms. We felt very spoilt with great service and an inventive menu, Lincolnshire produce and fish featured strongly, and really good desserts prepared by Magpies. The menu has a similar feel to Winteringham Fields without the cost, highly recommended.

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Lincolnshire
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was a return visit for dinner with an overnight stay to celebrate my husband's birthday. It had been 2 years since we last visited and the standards were just as high.Magpies really is a little gem. The food is excellent, prepared to a very high standard using local, seasonal produce presented beautifully and the service is friendly, efficient and... More 

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lovely meal here and the staff were excellent. We gave our normal 15% tip as the staff were very attentive. We found out later that the staff do not receive any of the tips but are just paid the minimum wage! Can this be true???

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent plenty of choice on the menu , good home made food full of flavour , no need for seasoning and although our plates were not full we left the resturant full after two courses. We especially liked the apperatiffe and the home made rolls served which... More 

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is a small but lovely restaurant, we went with friends for the first time. The food is amazing lots of choice and expertly cooked. Would definately return.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can't believe this little gem is on our doorstep. The food was excellent, I have eaten at numerous high end restaurants and the food definitely is on a par with the majority. Is it 'Heston' style liquid nitrogen infused cuisine, no it isn't but it certainly is superb, beautifully presented, modern stylish food served in a lovely setting by... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent evening. Food superb. Lots of variety and interesting flavours. Wines matched each course. Price very reasonable £95 per head including wines and champagne. An average restaurant on New Years Eve would be £55 to £65 a head plus alcohol so at £95 a head for excellence has to be very good value. I have been fortunate to eat at... More 

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Additional Information about Magpies

Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
Phone Number: 01507527004
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, English

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: 01507527004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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