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The Stags Head is under new management, and we now serve locally sourced, fresh, heart home cooked food. We have two menus: daylight for the classics and lunchtime offerings and candlelight for the more adventurous and evening diners. We also have a daily specials board to showcase some of our delicious food. We serve food from 12pm to 2pm and then 5pm until 9pm Tuesday to Friday and 12pm to 9pm on Saturday with a Carvery on a Sunday from 12pm until 7pm (service hours subject to change). We recommend booking as we do get very busy. We also boast a function suite for up to 75 people - we have buffet menus which can be tailored to suit your needs and can cater for most events. Alongside the function
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

How nice to have the chef come and talk to me after I enquired about vegan options. He produced one of the best all day breakfasts I’ve had and was genuinely pleased that I had enjoyed it. Will go again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

We went for dinner tonight to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The menu was minimal compared to the one offered on the website, and there the problems began. I had the soup of the day (tomato and vegetable) for starters, hubby was saving himself for a...tasty desert. The soup was fabulous, piping hot, full of veg and served with baguette and butter. Foolishly I thought this bode well for the remainder of our visit. Sadly I was mistaken. We both opted for the Turkey and ham pie from the specials board. I asked what it came with and was told chunky chips or salad. My husband ordered it with the chips and I asked for the salad. When it arrived, each plate had a huge slab of pie, with an overcooked top crust and under cooked pastry on the side and bottom. My husband’s plate also contained peas, chunky chips that were nearer black than brown and the whole thing was sitting in a thick brown gravy, presumably to try and disguise the fact that the the cubes of ham near the cut edge of the pie had dried out. My plate contained the pie and a large cos lettuce leaf with a lot of finely diced cucumber and peppers in it. Unfortunately it also had peas and once again the whole lot were sat in a large pool of thick brown gravy - yes, even the lettuce! We struggled our way through it (leaving 90% of the pastry). The came my husband’s favourite part of any birthday meal - the dessert. Well, it should have done but when I asked the waitress for the dessert menu she said that the kitchen was closed. I pointed out that the menu she had given us said they served food up until 8.00 and it was only 7.20; she informed me that as they weren’t very busy they had shut the kitchen. I asked for the bill and to add insult to injury she tried to charge us for steak and ale pies, £3 extra per main course than stated on the menu. Overall a huge disappointment. We certainly won’t be going back anytime soon!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

This is my second solo carvery here in the last 4 weeks! I’ve not been disappointed either time, wonderful food, wonderful friendly and accommodating service! Also worth mentioning the turkey was the best I’ve ever had! I’ll be back very very soon!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

We've been here quite a few times over the last year or so and have been pleased with the food and service every time. They are very friendly and attentive ( without being too "in your face"). I can recommend this place as being friendly...and reasonably priced . Lovely food too!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Sunday 22nd October, incredible carvery as usual! Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful lunchtime. So warm and welcomingly, with special thanks to Colin, Lacy and Ellie!!!!! The Grandparents!!!!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Came here as a group of 6 and had already booked a table and were quickly seated at our table. The food area was very clean and smelt amazing. There was a range of 5 meats to choose from with a regular carvery containing 2...meats, and a large containing 4. The meat carver Colin was a fantastic man and the portion sizes were very generous. Once again there was a range of vegetables considering the size of the establishment. BIG UP COLIN GIVE HIM A PAYRISE!!! all ended up in a food coma! Make sure you tell Colin he’s doing a fantastic job. Thank you allMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

GOOD FOOD FOR 5 OUT OF 6. SERVICE EXCELLENT PARKING AND COMFORT SUPERB FOR MIDDLE OF LINCOLN STARTER OF BEEF AND YORKSHIRE PUDDING WAS DELICIOUS IT WAS JUST THE PIE THAT NEEDED WORK HARD PASTRY AND LITTLE MEAT XX

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Amazing carvery and service 10/10will be using this carvery againdefinatly the staff are great and the chef is amazing

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

This was an unplanned Sunday dinner so hadn't booked yet we didn't arrive until 3pm thought we'd be OK for a table...haha, it was packed. But the lovely friendly approachable staff at the bar managed to get us a table for 2. On a Sunday...its only carvery being served and we were not disappointed. The choices of meet were great. The vegetables were lovely and replenished frequently. Plus piping hot which I absolute love. The service from the waiting staff was excellent and always with a smile. Well worth every penny spent and most definitely be returning. However probably better to book next time, just to ensure a table.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We have just had a party at the aStags Head and Lindsay and her team did us proud. The function room above the bar was perfect for the 60 people we had as quests. The buffet they supplied was brilliant and the service overall was...First Class. We will definitely use them again. Thanks Lindsay and also as special mention to Daisy who did such a brilliant job running the bar. Our next party there is already booked 😁More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

I love a carvery and usually, they are pretty much the same wherever you go. Not here! The meat options were excellent and cooked to perfection, theres a great range of seasonal fresh veg and a pleasant area in which to eat. However, the real...difference in this pub carvery is the staff. Every single member of staff we spoke to, from the young lady collecting glasses, to the waiting staff, the bar team and the chef on the carvery was positive, upbeat, friendly and helpful. Honestly, it was as if we were everyones best friend. The joy in the staff just rubs off and even though the meal was superb, had it not been, I feel we may have just laughed it off. I work in hospitality and OMG I would happily poach this entire team for my business.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

Excellent food,very well presented and good value for money.Good selection too.Separate menu for vegetarian/pescatarian with excellent options.Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

We had our gender reveal at the Stage Head on 18th March with 45 closest friends and family. We liaised with Lyndsay and used the function room and had a buffet. Everything ran smoothly - nothing was too much trouble, from me requesting additional table...cloths to the allergies on the buffet, everything was covered so carefully. We had an amazing afternoon and will definitely be thinking of the Stags Head for future events! Thank you to the whole team for such a special day of welcoming the coming of our daughter!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Went to the Stags Head on 5th March 2023 for Sunday lunch booked a table for 9 if us to celebrate my Grandaughters 18th Birthday. The food was lovely and cooked to a high standard nothing was to much trouble for any of the staff...from start to finish they were all very friendly and polite. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again hopefully sooner rather than later. Thank you all.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

We had a family 80th birthday party today, the staff and owner could not have been more helpful in finding us a table that was suitable for us. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the service was brilliant, we were well looked after by all....We took a cake with us which was kept in the fridge until we had finished our meal, and then it was sliced and served by a member of staff at our table. Everyone made us feel welcome, we would certainly recommend this very friendly local pub/restaurant. Many thanks again. We will see you again very soon.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5