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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a good cup of tea and a mince pie with brandy butter before venturing back up Steep Hill. Good service from friendly and efficient staff. Good range of sandwiches, cakes, teas etc and not overpriced for a tourist hotspot. Would recommend.

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Thank Ian S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aroma of coffee pervades the air from the moment you walk in. Beautiful building, inside and out, and friendly service. Lovely atmosphere - lovely coffee.

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Thank N D
Southwell, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to say straight off what a fantastic historical building think it has been here in its present form since the early 1900's the inside has 3 floors not that friendly on the upper 2 floors for the disable although have to say our 3 adults are not disable it was just an observation we called in about midday on... More 

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Thank stuart m
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quirky little place. Friendly and efficient staff. We had afternoon tea with lovely homemade warm scones. Tea and coffee lovers paradise, lots of choice. Lots of gifts to buy ready for Christmas. Fantastic setting. Would definitely recommend as a stop off while shopping, great location.

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Thank Bluebell277
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times now & today, it came to my attention that I've never wrote a review. The fact I keep coming back should say enough but I will add a little more. Today, I visited for breakfast, as I often do & usual, it was all up to high standards. This cafe in on three levels so... More 

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Thank ash_tasker11
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a lovely review! Thank you! Its reviews like this that keep us motivated to please our customers even more! You obviously come in to the cafe regularly. Please let me know who you are the next time you visit. Hope to see you very soon at Stokes! Warm regards, The Management. More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, great selection of coffee and teas. Food is also very good and the premises themselves are of great character. Wonderful!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us, and saying such nice things! Hope to see you back at Stokes again soon! Warm regards, The Management. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great to see a veggie dish on menu. food was tasty but portions small and expensive for what you get. coffee cups very small and tasteless - not fresh coffee. staff friendly. very busy rushed off their feet. we had to queue. not rushing back

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Thank MarieW1234
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It would appear we ticked some boxes for you, but not all of them. I'm sorry you found our portion sizes on the small side. This is not something that we normally get comments on, quite the opposite in fact! Stokes are famous for our delicious coffee, and our... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped off during a shopping trip as a group of 7 and were accommodated across 2 tables. This caused no issues for the very helpful staff. The menu isn't extensive however there were plenty of toastie options that could be tweaked to suit tastes. The desserts that we saw come out to other tables certainly brought about some food envy.... More 

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Thank Lwatson1970
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It’s fantastic to read your review of our Stokes High Bridge Café. We hope next time you will have time for dessert. We look forward to seeing you soon. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very scrumptious breakfast. Bap n hot drink for £3. We were looking for a small breakfast and noticed this cafe. The service was excellent, with the assistants dressed in maids uniforms which really fitted with the decor. The bap was large and soft, filled with two very meaty sausages( you could have sausage,bacon or egg) the hot drinks were large.... More 

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Thank pandajo5
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your breakfast at our Stokes High Bridge Café, we do hope you return to Lincoln soon and can sample the rest of our breakfast menu. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service was painfully slow. When we eventually had our order taken, which was not a particularly challenging order( one espresso, one earl grey with lemon and one toasted teacake), we then had to wait for another length of time, other people who had arrived after us received their orders. Our espresso eventually arrived, then after another length of time... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention. I am so sorry that your experience was so poor. The young man that served you is a new member of staff, and still in training, however this is no excuse for the service you received. Customer satisfaction is paramount to myself and the company. Perhaps... 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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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