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Brilliant lunch

As usual welcomed at The Elm Cottage by the brilliant manageress Carol and we had a drink while... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Great Breakfast!

Hubby and I popped in for breakfast on Saturday. Made to feel very welcome as always. Lovely big... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JU, England
+44 7590 806584
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

As usual welcomed at The Elm Cottage by the brilliant manageress Carol and we had a drink while waiting for lunch. The menu choice was excellent and we weren't disappointed when the food came. I had the pork, my husband the gammon and the selection...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Hubby and I popped in for breakfast on Saturday. Made to feel very welcome as always. Lovely big pot of tea and delicious quality brekkie! Would definitely recommend and very good value at £5.20 for Full English with toast and a cuppa!

Thank fruteloop13
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely lunch with hubby. Proper home cooked food .presented nicely tasted great. Such gooooood value for money. Clean and tidy staff where all lovely too thank you .

Thank Jane L
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is a really friendly pub in Gainsborough that has that 'family' feel to it, you immediately feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. A fine set of local and other established real ales (included in the CAMRA 2017 good beer guide) are available,...More

Thank BlueGoose900
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The point here is that the PUB and RESTAURANT are separately run !! The pub is good with a good range of real ales and cider. The restaurant is new and the chef making great strides with very good quality pub grub in huge portions...More

Thank whizzeywiskers
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Found out the Elm was doing food again, popped in with the family for a Sunday lunch. They managed to fit us in even though we hadn't booked. We had chicken and pork. The food was fresh and tasted great. There were no complaints and...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I regret spending my hard earned money in this clicky pub. Went in a few times with my partner and our dog as this was my local. At first they were friendly until we returned a couple of drinks as the lemonade was completely flat....More

Thank ukranger2001
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Always a good atmosphere and welcoming at the Elm, always s good pint and food is very good, reasonable price and portions are good. Recommend to have a look

Thank Mickisace
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A great place to drink and meet friends . friendly staff and pleasant surroundings bar staff excellent and very helpful, drinks well presented and kept .A good range of snacks and sandwiches . Also a great place to watch sports

Thank Barry B
Reviewed August 9, 2016

A friend and I were strangers to Gainsborough and looking for a pub that had Sky and was showing a football match we wanted to watch, Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa. Luckily we found the Elm Cottage. They had Man Utd v Leicester on in...More

Thank Paul T
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Jasmine G
December 16, 2017|
Response from BlueGoose900 | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a pub quiz on quite regularly. best give the landlord a call to get dates/times
Val D
October 29, 2017|
Response from Tom T | Reviewed this property |
12 to 6. Booking advisable