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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (54 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here on a very busy new years eve. We have been before and it never disappoints. Lovely food and fabulous staff nothing is a bother. Can't wait to return.

Thank safcol63
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for you kind review. We are so happy to hear that you keep returning to Stokes. We cant wait to see you again! Warm regards, The management.

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Day out for Lincoln Christmas market. Had a brilliant day, that was set up by a very tasty hearty lunch. We had pate starter to share between two - very tasty. Lincolnshire sausage and mash, hot and tasty and steak pie. Good tasty food, friendly...More

Thank lizweber6
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, What a lovely review! It certainly sounds like you had a warm hearty meal with us, on what was a very cold Christmas market! Hope to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed December 17, 2017

Had coffee with friends on the 1st floor that is very good quality. The staff are always very smart and polite, wearing Classic uniforms. The venue is very old and has bags of character & atmoshere

Thank palvey60
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! Hope to see you back at Stokes again soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch while on a shopping trip with my friend. We had had a busy morning and both fancied a hearty meal to get us through the day. Both of us ordered the pie and a tea.. after a short wait 2 plates...More

Thank Alison B
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Dear Guest, How disappointing to read your review. I can only apologise for the pastry on your steak pie. It was indeed under cooked, we immediately stopped serving this as soon as you made us aware. Regarding your replacement meals of the haddock and scampi....More

Reviewed December 8, 2017

Lovely quaint cafe with staff dressed in traditional maid uniform. They were very polite and pleasant and ensured all tables were kept clean. A good selection of food and drinks on the menu at reasonable prices. There is three floors to this cafe so plenty...More

Thank MillerMad
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Its always great to get nice feedback on our staff. We like to think that the uniforms add to the atmosphere of the cafe! Hope to welcome you back to Stokes soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed December 8, 2017

Enjoyed a tasty breakfast here (sausages are delicious). Good selection to choose from, including the teas and coffees Great cafe, friendly staff.

Thank Clare C
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the sausages. These are supplied from local Lincoln butcher, Pepperdines. Come back and see us again soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed December 6, 2017

Dropped in to Stokes Café on the High Bridge on Tuesday, ordered a toasted tea cake, sausage sandwich and a pot of tea for two. The tea arrived promptly, but the food took forever, and we had almost consumed the full pot of tea when...More

Thank anthonyhill319
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Stokes is a lovely and cosy restaurant that provides great food at a fair price. I would recommend this venue to anyone, I just wish there was a place like this in york.

Thank michaelhdhcjg
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! Hope to see you at Stokes next time you visit Lincoln! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Came here for afternoon tea the first Saturday of the month. Staff were friendly and efficient and the afternoon tea we had was lovely. No complaints!

Thank Amy S
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Our afternoon tea is a real treat! We even do it with champagne for special occasions. Hope to see you again at Stokes soon! Kind regards, The management.

Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is the place in Lincoln if you want an excellent selection of teas such as Earl Grey etc and the cakes are to die for. Even if you just want a quick tea and tired teacake to take the weight off while shopping this...More

Thank Brian D
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review! Our cakes are to die for! They are all made by our chefs on site at our cafes. Hope to see you at Stokes for tea and cake again soon! Warm regards, The management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 523548
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Description
The High Bridge is the only medieval bridge in England with houses upon it. The timber framed houses built in 1540 were bricked over in the 19th century covering up all their charm. Fortunately, a restoration of the fine medieval-style building took place in 1902 under the supervision of Lincoln architect William Watkins whereby the houses were stripped down to the beams, before being re-plastered. Most of the timber beams visible today are original, dating back to the 1600's. During the renovation, carvings of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra were added in the top corners of the building to celebrate their Coronation which took place that same year.The unique features of the underside of the bridge can only be seen by boat, but the interior of the building can be appreciated whilst enjoying a coffee or tea at Stokes High Bridge café, the occupants since the early 20th Century.
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