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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
01507527004
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Ranked #7 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

After hearing very good things about the restaurant we decided to go and have a try. From the moment we entered the place, we didn't feel very welcomed, the atmosphere is simply not there and the service was poor with regards to the communication. The food was all right, but way too expensive and very small portions... I wouldn't go... More

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Hagworthingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at Magpies for eight years now, and the thing that stands out the most is the consistency of standards. The service, atmosphere,comfort and value is always up there with the best. As for the food, well, surely a Michelin star cannot be far away. To have such a restaurant as this in a... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have traveled through Horncastle on many occasions and seen this restaurant then one night the other week i decided to research it on the net. I liked what i saw and my husband and i decided to go and we are really pleased we did. On a Saturday night it is a three course dinner menu. On our arrival... More

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We went for Sunday lunch for our wedding anniversary to Magpies and were not disappointed. The dining experience is certainly memorable, you are made to feel special from the moment you step into this place till you leave. The food is beautifully prepared and served, not your run of the mill offerings. What is surprising is the cost of all... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Family meal for 4 (my in laws very kindly took us out for dinner!). Fabulous restaurant and great value for what it offers. Lots of lovely touches like the amuse bouche while we were waiting to be seated and delicious petit fours to bring the night to a close. I chose the pork belly to start - tender and full... More

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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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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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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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Horncastle
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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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lincolnshire
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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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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: English, French

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