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Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met our Friends here as it was halfway from where we were staying. Food quality and quantity excellent as we're desserts, made to feel most welcome by staff and also our dog really enjoyed it too

Date of visit: April 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your halfway visit and look forward to you sampling more delicious desserts soon.

Reviewed 6 April 2024

End of season dinner for 70 people. Excellent food and plenty of it and staff/service were exceptional… Only complaint, the room itself is very noisy but I’m not sure how that can be alleviated

Date of visit: April 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2024

Thankyou for your great comments from last night. The acoustics of the Monks Room are not helped by such an old building with such chatty happy customers😀

Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Friendly reception, delicious home cooked food, especially the desserts! Lovely, cosy and traditional surroundings.

Date of visit: March 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024

Thankyou got your great comments - they mean a lot to our small team especially on such a busy weekend. Please visit again.

Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

Very accommodating, helped us in and out with the wheelchair. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. Great service.

Date of visit: March 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024

Thankyou for your great comments - they mean slot to our team.

Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

We popped in at very short notice not long before closing time and had a fabulous meal !! It was extremely busy which is always a good sign , but we were given a very warm welcome and had 4 great meals ….. we especially...loved the crunchy chips !! Great traditional menu, perfectly cooked and good value for money. We’ll be back !! COYR 🌳 🙏More

Date of visit: March 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2024

Thanks for your great review, if the reds stay up then you will have to visit us again to celebrate!

Reviewed 30 January 2024

First time as a family here for Christmas Day lunch. It is a special occasion and Chris, Emma and staff made it so. Beer, food and atmosphere were excellent and cannot recommend the venue highly enough for any event.

Date of visit: December 2023
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Thankyou for your great review regarding Christmas Day lunch, we are all pleased you chose to celebrate with us. Get in early for this year!

Reviewed 24 January 2024

My birthday and we revisited this pub, and had a wonderful first class meal, and despite the fact they were catering for a group of sixty people, and another group of fifteen, and another one of ten, and our table of four. The waitresses were...fabulous, and worked their socks off for us. The meal was superb and I absolutely loved it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Thankyou so much for your great review. It was a busy lunchtime in January and I’m pleased we catered for all of your needs on your birthday. Come celebrate again with us!

Reviewed 27 November 2023

Our 4th visit, for dinner. This time, we had the cod, baked in prawns and cheese sauce. Veg cooked to perfection. No wonder it's hard to get a table if you don't book in time. We are going back again, this week. Please don't ever...change the chef!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2023

Thankyou for your great review - bring on your 5th visit!

Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Had a great Sunday lunch. Lovely old pub, really friendly staff. Definitely the best Sunday lunch we’ve had in the area and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2023

Thankyou for your great review - our Sunday lunches are popular.

Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Quaint oldie woldie, steeped in history pub. Ample carparking. Beautiful wooden purpose built booths in the garden with scatter cushions and colourfull flower pots. Front of building no wheelchair access, gravel stones present. We had a wheelchair so sat outside. Friendly bar staff, brought our...drinks outside to us. Definately worth a visit. Unfortunately, they had finished serving food at 3pm.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Emma Boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Thankyou for stopping and visiting us on a nice sunny day and enjoying our new pods. We do have wheelchair access at the side of the pub into our restaurant if someone had just nipped in and asked we would have helped, sorry we had...More

Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

Visited for lunch with family. Pub was quiet, though not empty. Menus had a variety of options, gluten free menu included! Questions related to my Coeliac Disease were answered and double checked by waiting staff if unknown. Dedicated fryer for gluten free food meant I...could go with my usual choices when eating out. Food was tasty with good portion sizes. Adjustments were able to be made to the menu to accommodate what we wanted. Prices slightly higher than chains, but were well worth it. Highly recommend the toffee marshmallow sundae for dessert if you have a sweet tooth.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Emma Boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thankyou for your great review. We do try very hard to accommodate all needs and requirements and I am very pleased on this occasion that we managed. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 20 August 2023

Booked a table for 6 to celebrate a 55th wedding anniversary. Plenty of parking, nice outdoor area. Greeted warmly at the bar, which was very well stocked with plenty of choice. Staff happy to play along as we surprised our celebrating couple. Tables were well...spaced too. Good selection to choose from on the menu and some specials. Something for everyone. I could have eaten the sweet chilli cauliflower starter 10 times over. I think it might be my new favourite and that's coming from someone who thinks 'no meat, no meal'! We all had something different over 3 courses and all plates were cleared. Portion sizes being perfect. Well done on getting the food to the table as hot as it left the kitchen! But where you went above and beyond, was when you picked up on us discussing not being able to book a taxi that night. Then very kindly offering to run us all back home. Which enabled us all to enjoy a few cocktails and whiskeys and pints and rums and whatever else we fancied. You were all so lovely and made it a most enjoyable, memorable evening and we will be back again very soon, thank you all!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Emma Boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

Thankyou so much for your great review. I am pleased that we could make the 55th Wedding Anniversary even more special. See you again soon.

Reviewed 12 August 2023

We have been 5/6 times with our friends and can honestly say that we have always had excellent services and lovely food. The owners always make you welcome and the staff are always pleasant. The food is alway delivered in a timely fashion and at...a reasonable price. I can recommend the Chicken Goujons with sweet chilly dip and chips… very cosy in the winter with a log fire and cosy atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Emma Boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2023

Thankyou for your great review. It is always nice when people take the time to praise our hard working team. I shall pass all comments on. See you in the winter for the log fire!

Reviewed 12 August 2023

Well, we have been before and had an excellent meal, in fact the day before we had lunch and it was fab, but our evening meal on the 11th August was disappointing, the ham on my main meal did not taste fresh at all and...I had to leave it, our starters and my wife's meal was lovely, but what a disappointment for me, I wasn't charged for my meal, but surely a chef should know what is in his fridge, we will go again as I'm sure this was just a blip, would of been nice if we had had an apology.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Emma Boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2023

I am sorry that you felt the need to write a 3* review after a fab meal on Thursday but a blip to your meal on Friday. I can guarantee you that all of our products are fresh and that our chef (after being with...More

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

What a EXCELLENT pub, 100% highly recommended if you are in Lincoln. We popped in for dinner we had a reservation. As soon as we walked in we were welcomed by a lovely lady at the bar. We are a family of 5, we were...shown to our table followed by our drinks. The food was very very tasty and this is proper pub food freshly made and served up. The children loved the food and the portions were a good size. Starters, mains and desserts were spot on we finished everything. The customer service was spot on from start to finish. The decor in the pub is very comfy and it has that homely feel about it. Thank you to all the staffMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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emma boddy, Owner at Abbey Lodge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Thankyou so much for your great review. I personally took your booking and was pleased that you managed to fit in with us time wise. I will pass your comments onto my hard working team. Please visit us again if you are in the area.

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Yes they are only in our bar area, if you wish to dine please book requesting a dog friendly table . Thankyou
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Not in the pub but allowed outside .
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Two course is £14.25 Main course only £10.50 Thanks
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