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Magpies

71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
01507527004
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Ranked #4 of 23 restaurants in Horncastle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Lincolnshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Horncastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a really great night and meal, one of the best i've had. I've eaten in Michelin starred restaurants and the food here is on a par. Beautifully presented and so tasty The service was friendly and excellent, the table is yours for the night, no double booking here. Probably the most expensive in the Horncastle area but the... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Booked table whilst eating there for valentines day last year When arrived was told no table ??? Explained I had booked a month ago whilst eating in the restaurant Was told they had phoned me to confirm reservation I said impossible as they did not take my number but had took my address and had sent me the menue which... More

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Louth, Lincolnshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A visit to the Magpies Restaurant is always a highly enjoyable gastronomic experience and the meal our party enjoyed last night was no exception. Each course was flawless both in its presentation and execution. The service was attentive without being intrusive and enhanced the dining experience. I have difficulty in understanding why some reviewers consider that £47.50p for a five... More

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Lincolnshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Visited this restaurant twice now and both times have been exceptional. First we had a drink in the waiting room which was very relaxing,like being in your own living room. Here we were served an appetizer, which was a trio of mini mouth watering treats. When we ordered we went into the restaurant which is very nice. Another appetizer which... More

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Lincolnshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

You can only really eat here if you appreciate good food......... and it certainly was food of the highest caliber. Its extremely expensive over £250.00 for four including drinks and tips etc. But they do offer set menu prices throughout the year that are more affordable. The man who is front of house, is very friendly and informative without being... More

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Lincoln
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Magpies. It started with a warm welcome on arrival and were shown to room 2 as we were staying the night. The room was beautifully decorated and furnished and was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was spectacular with a huge bath in the middle of the room. The dinner menu had a fabulous and imaginitive... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The most perfect meal and the room was excellent lovely people , please try it out you will not be disappointed

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Louth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Fabulous meal and excellent wines made this a lovely evening. The standard of the food is stunning and beautifuly presented. Staff friendly and helpful. I would not hestitate to recommend it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Magpies Restaurant is truly one of Lincolnshire’s finest restaurants – it’s such a undiscovered gem, hidden away in a row of cottages in Horncastle. I’ve been visiting for years but realised recently I’ve never written a review! My most recent visit was for a girly lunch a few Sunday’s ago – as usual we were greeted and shown through to... More

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