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“well worth a try” 5 of 5 stars
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The Railway Inn
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Station Road, Thorpe On The Hill LN6 9BS, England   |  
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“well worth a try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visited Lincoln for the Christmas market, and had booked this hotel through an agent. After reading the reviews, we were a little wary but nothing was going to spoil our weekend. We were very impressed with the Railway. Anthony has only just taken over and has worked very hard to make major improvements. The pub was so warm and friendly, like being sat in somebodys living room, with a gorgeous roaring fire. The chalet type rooms were very cosy and clean and we had a very good nights sleep. The breakfast was beautiful and all single handedly done by Anthony, he works so hard and deserves a chance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I must admit i had read the previous reviews and was rather worried but i have to say i was surprised. There is a new landlord Anthony, a rather pleasant chap who has worked extremely hard on the place to bring it up to scratch!!. Our room was lovely and clean and warm and certainly not as described in other reviews, the breakfast was top notch too, all in all credit where credit is due Anthony has done a great job so far!!. Myself, wife and our friends who we travelled with all agree that we certainly would stay there again. There is still some work to do but give the place a chance.........WE DID

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Our second visit after two and a half months, Anthony has made massive improvements to the pub and rooms . Now selling guest beers and has recently started Sunday lunches . Anthony is really trying hard and deserves more support for his efforts please give him a try you will be pleasantly amazed at the transformation . Will definitely keep returning.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We paid £45 for the room & Breakfast. It was described by a person sitting near us as 'Fawlty Towers', I cant disagree totally but we didnt pay much. The bed was clean, the room was acceptable and we had our own entrance..the Landlord/Lady were a bit rough round the edges but the banter with the locals was enjoyable!

They did ask if we wanted full english and if so what time so we said 0830..it arrived about 0930..so be warned unless you're on my Irish time..it wont be ready!

Worth a try, we'd stay again if we were stuck..but the Ibis nearby is better value I have to say!

Room Tip: All rooms have their own access and albeit next to the railway line its quiet and I'm not deaf!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

In fairness, I can't comment on the food or the B&B, but we called in here on a cycle ride for refreshements and food. The beer was disgusting and even though the landlord agreed and pulled two more pints ... this was equally rank. The lack of empathy and acknowledgement that the beer was off meant that we just left our beer and put it down to experience. Obviously we didn't stay and order some food so they lost our business. If the bar experience is anything to go by, the recent reviews of the B&B and food corroborate that The Railway Inn is to be avoided.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Where do I start. The whole place is in need of a serious clean. The bedroom needed decorating, the bed linen and towels were old and worn. The bedside mat was badly stained. I actually wanted to go home. The resteraunt carpet was filthy so bad that my feet stuck to the carpet. The upholstery on the chairs was also very dirty. By far the worst place I have ever stayed.
With a little elbow grease and outlay of new linen the place would just about be acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Quite simply one of the worst b&bs I have ever stayed at. The landlady looked very unkempt and not at all welcoming, the room was reasonable and fairly comfortable but the restaurant and the breakfast was awful. We went for breakfast twenty minutes after the time slot we were given and to our dismay nothing was ready. No tables laid, dirty tablecloths and chairs and the carpet covered with food stains. The cooked breakfast, when it finally arrived, was swimming in grease and my wife found a hair in hers which suspiciously looked like it could have come from the dog that popped in from time to time.
Will never go there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Railway Inn

Address: Station Road, Thorpe On The Hill LN6 9BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Thorpe On The Hill
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Thorpe On The Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Railway Hotel Lincoln

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