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The Cheese Society

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1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a large and varied choice of cheese from all over the world. Lively friendly staff. Mail order is available, you can also buy crackers, cheese boards and knifes etc, take away or eat in. I love visiting this place.

1 Thank Bishy008
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the shop on a number of occasions and are always impressed with the cheese on offer and the knowledge/ helpfulness of the staff. The Poacher is a must have.

Thank HAB01
Kent, UK
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are cheese shops and then there are CHEESE shops! We heard about this from a friend and made a special trip when we visited Lincoln. It's a cheese shop and a cafe. We made use of both aspects. The selection of cheeses is not as big as some, but it's incredibly carefully curated. Plenty of local options, a wide... More 

Thank hanskraay
Stone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting little cafe with limited but tempting dishes. We had potted shrimp and salad/toast. A very tasty dish although perhaps not too generous with toast. Friendly staff and attentive service.

Thank peter g
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

14 members of the Marquis of Granby Cheese Society Notts visited for a late lunch and sampled a variety of wonderful international cheeses, beautiful charcuterie and excellent Fine Wine all organised by the knowledgeable and hospitable team at Lincoln Cheese Society. We subsequently ordered another fine selection of cheeses delivered next day as promised to our meeting in November. We... More 

Thank Martin H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

What a delicious lunch of avocado on toasted sourdough bread topped with grilled halloumi cheese. Good selection of dishes from light bites to more substantial mains and also a dessert if you find the room to eat one. All representing great value for the portions you get. I enjoyed every mouthful and will be back to try other dishes on... More 

1 Thank fairplay666
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

having moved up to Lincolnshire from London I missed my cheese shops. what a revelation all my favourite cheeses at a reasonable price, check out the Poacher, much better than cheddar and local.

1 Thank Scott E
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch and to look round shop. Only small selection of soft drinks, mostly hot drinks and alcoholic. Really nice food, we had the rarebit and sausage sandwich and a cheese board. Both were brilliant. Friendly staff. Good portion sizes. Really like that the shop so lucky dip cheese cuts so you can buy a variety. Would recommend this... More 

1 Thank Becky C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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830 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We finally spent a voucher that we received last Christmas! Several cheeses were tasted by two enthusiastic members of staff. We were spoilt for choice but finally settled on three. As all previous reviewers have said..if you like cheese this is the shop to visit!

1 Thank Kevin F
Hamilton, Canada
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

While browsing the amazing array of cheeses to purchase, why not stop for a delicious lunch. A warm, bright atmosphere with room for maybe ten, this cafe offers fabulous service and a superb selection of dishes perfect for lunch. From smoked salmon with a cheese scone (comes with a little salad) to cheese souffle (again with a salad), camembert baked... More 

1 Thank JWlovesluxury

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 511003
Specialist cheese shop and cheese eatery, located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We stock a wide range of local, British & Continental cheeses and serve a select range of hot and cold cheeses dishes. Enjoy loose teas, fresh coffee, wines, beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?