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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

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207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 513825
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11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful friendly relaxed tea room, with a wonderful selection of homemade cakes for afternoon tea, stokes coffee is the best you can buy .Been coming here for many years and will continue to do so ..

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Thank bobby j
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food, lovely staff and nice atmosphere, not too expensive. What more can I say, will be visiting again.

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Thank Famlan
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Such a wonderful review of Stokes High Bridge Café; we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upstairs service overlooking the High Street; special offer ended at 1000am which was going to be a coffee and a roll. Still had Coffee for two and two baps which were well presented, a new bottle of Tommy K which made life interesting in extracting some without drawing attention to myself.

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Thank ian505
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your visit to Stokes High Bridge Café and could enjoy the views offered by the second-floor. The bap and hot drink deal is very popular and we are pleased that you enjoyed it as well. We look froward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many thanks, The folks at... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here, had breakfast baps I couldn't finish mine it was that nice and full would highly recommend service, food, drinks and staff were great, give them a whirl!

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Thank Karen J
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your review of Stokes High Bridge Café, and that you highly recommend our café. We hope that you return in the near future so that you may sample more of our menu. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited for breakfast and found a quaint restaurant with great food. The full English breakfast was enjoyed by some of our family. The plum bread was outstanding and we needed a second order! Lovely restaurant and would recommend.

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Thank Snowgod101
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is wonderful to read your review of Stokes High Bridge Café. The café does indeed offer wonderful surroundings, with a history dating back to 1540. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the café and that you found yourself needing more of the delicious plumb bread. We hope to welcome you back in the near... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Lincoln we make a point of visiting this establishment for lunch. They serve good wholesome comfort food. I had the steak pie and my husband the roast beef. Nice selection of veg and all cooked beautifully. Try to get a table by the window upstairs to watch the world go by. Make sure you have room for... More 

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Thank Triangle81
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your wonderful review of Stokes High Bridge Café. We are pleased that you have made the café a regular stop on your trips into Lincoln, so that you may enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee or perhaps a pot of loose-leaf tea with your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old world café with a remarkable setting and a tremendous cosy atmosphere. We were there for breakfast: good simple food and wonderful coffee. Charming staff dressed as you might imagine in tea houses of old.

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Thank Chraeh
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Stokes High Bridge Café is certainly a wonderful building, with it's beginnings dating back to 1540 when the half-timbered buildings were erected. Offering a quaint surroundings whilst you enjoy your freshly roasted coffee and skillfully made breakfast. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here whilst on a shopping trip in lincoln with my two daughters.the cafe is welcoming and cosy.a nice young man greeted us on entering.we all chose something different from the menu ,althoughportions weren't over generous, the food wascooked and presented to a high standard and thoroughly enjoyed by all.coffee was also excellent .staff were very pleasant and attentive.will definitely... More 

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Thank Neil S
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your review of your visit to Stokes High Bridge Café. We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our well-trained staff and the service that they provide. We hope that you return shortly, so that you may sample more of our menu. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee is worth it, but food is always a let down. Can suffer with stale, as I have witnessed on a few occasions. Very polite and helpful staff.

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Thank Gemma B
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is great to see that you enjoyed your coffee at Stokes High Bridge Café as it is something we pride ourselves on, though are concerned to see that you did not enjoy the food as much, as we proudly source the majority of our ingredients from local farmers and producers, which also ensures their freshness. We would... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I were on the Lincoln high street, and we decide to pop in for a coffee. We'd been before, but it was a few years ago now. It was about eleven O'Clock, so we decided to have a toasted tea cake with our choice of coffee. The young ladies serving are dressed in traditional costume, which is... More 

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Thank wendy_harvey100
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is wonderful to read your review of Stokes High Bridge Café. We are delighted to see you enjoyed the tea and coffee, along with the delicious food - we will pass your compliments to the chef! We hope that it won't be another few years until your next visit. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Cuisine
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 513825
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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