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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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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely location - built on the bridge itself - great coffee, pleasant staff - waitresses dressed on old tea-shop uniforms, little pinnys & all. Utter bliss and not a 'C' word in sight!

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Thank NavinJohnsonsDog
Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to have a coffee while waiting for our train home and considering I only normally drink coffee in Portugal, this was even better and that's a hard thing to beat. Will definitely call in again on my next trip to Lincoln.

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

We’re delighted to read the wonderful review of Stokes High Bridge Café and our freshly roasted coffee, of which we are immensely proud to have been serving since 1902! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for some more coffee on your trip to Lincoln. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us booked a table for a work colleagues celebration. Tow of us had afternoon tea and the others had sandwiches. The waiter memorised all of our order including hot drinks and got everything right. He was a bit of a character and quite fun. The afternoon tea was really great value (£21 for 2). After the sandwiches, lemon... More 

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

Dear Guest, It’s marvellous to see that you and your colleagues enjoyed the celebratory Afternoon Teas. We are pleased that you loved the locally sourced food and fine loose-leaf teas in the café, which provides amazing views inside and out. We hope that you and your colleagues return soon, possibly to sample the Champagne Afternoon Tea! Many thanks, The folks... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, great tea and ace coffee!! Visited here many times before, and it is delightful as ever 10/10

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

Dear Guest, It’s wonderful to read your amazing review of Stokes High Bridge Café and we are thoroughly pleased you enjoyed your many visits to the café and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into today to take a break for lunch. We ordered 2 cheese and ham toasties, 1 pot of tea and a coffee. Unfortuantly after quite a wait the 2 toasties and tea arrived luke warm. On speaking to the lad who served us he did say sorry and said the reason was because it had been stuck on the... More 

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

Dear Guest, How disappointing to read your review. Can I start by apologising for the poor quality of your toasted sandwiches. I always like to investigate reviews that are poor, and I have asked a few questions to try and establish what happened. The waiter that served you, has explained to me that there was an issue with the lift... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch with my husband and daughter. At 12.30 the first floor seating was full but there were spaces on the top floor. Service was quick and efficient. The waitress was polite and friendly.The food was ok for the price but nothing special. Lovely smell of coffee when you enter the shop. Quite steep stairs up to the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of Stokes High Bridge Café, we are pleased to read that your enjoyed the locally sourced food and freshly roasted coffee served by the professional waiting staff. As the building is a listed 16th century timber building, there are few alterations we are able to make to the building. We would warmly welcome... More 

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of the party had the 'tea for two' ... the rest of us wished we had also ordered this, partly because it looked (and apparently was) so lovely, but those of us who had ordered a sandwich were really disappointed with the two pieces of bread they were delivered in ... and at prices from £6 (for cheese and... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are pleased to read your party enjoyed the Afternoon Tea for Two at Stokes High Bridge Café – what a treat! We are however, concerned to hear of your disappointment with the sandwiches as we strive to provide locally sourced ingredients at good value. If, in future visits, you are displeased with the food or drinks you... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location but whole experience seems like a throwback to the immediate post war years. Excellent tea but very ordinary pastries.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of Stokes High Bridge Café. It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed the loose-leaf teas on offer and the surroundings of the café, though are bemused to read you weren’t satisfied with your pastries as we don’t have any on the menu. Perhaps on your next visit you could try our famous scones,... More 

Kings Lynn
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped off here for a light bite to eat. It is full of character and we chose a window seat where we could watch the world go by. He had a Java Coffee and I, a Latte. Accompanied by a Smoked Salmon Sandwich and two Buttered Crumpets. We enjoyed our stop here and would chose Stokes... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the delightful review of Stokes High Bridge Café, it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the freshly roasted coffees on offer and locally sourced menus in the café. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on 29.1.17 for a drink and a snack in mid afternoon. Pretty busy, but shown to a table almost straightaway. Long list of high quality teas and coffees on the menu. I had a pot of tea and a sausage toaster ( Which was gorgeous), whilst my wife had some kind of specialist coffee. Lovely old fashioned tea... More 

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Thank JPC1955
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thoroughly pleased that you and your wife enjoyed the visit to Stokes High Bridge Café. It’s wonderful to see that you enjoyed the wide-range of loose-leaf teas we have on offer in the café. 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
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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