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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (46 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The High Bridge Cafe in Lincoln has been a favourite of mine over the last 10years and on a recent lunch get together with old friends,this was first choice! It's prominent place on Lincoln high street makes this Tudor building stand out from the outset....More

Thank Chelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing lots of people talking about Stokes, my mum took me for lunch here today and all in all, it was a pleasant experience. There was a wait for tables inside for lunch so we sat outside and had a hot drink while we...More

Thank 101coffeecups
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at this cafe to have afternoon tea. We sat outside next to a window display showing their homemade scones. They looked very appetising so we duly ordered two along with drinks. When we got them we were so disappointed. They were dry and over...More

Thank robinring
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely proper tea and cream scones!!! Out of this world. Love the dress too. Great central location- our 4th visit Would definitely recommend a visit! It's located over the river

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE visited stokes recently on the high street and were served by a very nice gentleman. The service was outstanding and food excellent. The coffee is always very good.

Thank mostyn019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My and my partner had afternoon tea. Firstly there was no issue with getting a table even at peak time on a Saturday. The building has many Victorian features and is well presented. We ordered the afternoon tea which is very good. The waitress served...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited several times. The 2 meal set menu for £10 is reasonable value for a tourist spot. Food is good but this time the service was quite slow. Enough waitresses appeared to be around, but it seemed that the food was slow coming out...More

Thank jdragon68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst in lincoln and as i am a caffiene addict ihad to visit the stokes for a superb coffee and i had some lovey fresh food as well as buying some coffee beans and peppermint tea to home

Thank 421rickyp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Lincoln quite a few times but first visit to Stokes cafe , lovely clean place , service great , very friendly staff , had lovely lunch , reasonably priced , nothing too much trouble , we went on a Saturday, was busy...More

Thank Yvonne m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a shame as you really want to enjoy the experience in such a lovely old building but we were really disappointed. We only actually ordered4 drinks, two toasted tea cakes and a cookie and I'm pleased that we did as although the...More

Thank Teezer32
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for bringing this to my attention. Can i start by apologizing for your experience. The time you waited for your food was totally unacceptable, and then for your little boy to receive a sub standard cookie, must...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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 523548
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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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