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“Anniversary meal”
Review of Magpies

Magpies
Ranked #12 of 38 Restaurants in Horncastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Anniversary meal”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Booked meal & room to celebrate our anniversary yesterday. Had been to Magpies 14 years ago & not had chance to go back since, has been upgraded since we'd been before & very tastefull, relaxing decor. Our room (3) gorgeous - the bed is enormous & very comfy. The meal was delicious - as good as Winteringham Fields & much less pretentious with much less fuss when serving the food. Only thing was - it was pretty quiet (Easter Sunday - we did expect it to be busier). Great to stay over - meant we could both enjoy a drink. Breakfast lovely - just could have done with more orange juice being offered & needed to be fresh (with bits!) rather than UHT OJ. However we asked for fresh grapefruit & got it with no bother - it's the little things that make the difference. Will definately go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank J10JKJ
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English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Truly Excellent”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited Magpies on a cold/ snowy night and it was worth coming away from a roaring fire for. Hospitality was amazing and for £45 per person you get six fantastic courses! The food was well cooked, well presented and well served - a joy from start to finish. I didn't see anything for vegetarians on the menu but I am sure they will accommodate when booking!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank cateylincs
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Louth
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Battled Through the Snow!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We battled through the snow on the A153 to get from Louth to Horncastle. We were not disappointed. We all have a great time and were rewarded with excellant hospitality and fabulous food and drink and at a reasonable price for such good quality dishes.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ChiltsV8
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cornwall
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“this is a michelin rated establishment”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

This restaurant had excellent reviews on trip advisor and is a classy place. Unfortunately I did not check out the menu before we went. If you like Masterchef type meals, this would be fine. Unfortunately we wanted a simple meal and this is not the place for simple meals.
It seemed very pleasant and I am sure you would have a great meal, but please check the menu to see whether you like what is on offer!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank glyndavas
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Not being local to Horncastle, we were not sure what to expect. But the food was excellent, service great and the sweetshop terrine was to die for. I dont think our friends cpuld have chosen a better place for their 30th wedding anniversary.

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1 Thank Karen M
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