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Bells’ Tea and Coffee House

39 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU, England
+44 1522 262272
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (31 reviews)
“cake” (19 reviews)
“panini” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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39 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely little place on a Sunday morning, so had to have the full English, what a choice!! Really good value for money only think I personally would have liked to have seen (even at a small additional cost) would have been black pudding!!...More

1  Thank MsL1974
Reviewed 10 September 2017

An ideal refreshment spot at the top of Steep Hill. The tea was piping hot, as it should be, and there was a wide choice of brews. Cakes and food looked good, but we didn't have time to try them. Very pleasant and efficient service.

Thank DavidFOSH
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here after our daughters graduation. Food was very delicious and service was fast. Will definitely make a return visit 😀

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Came here for lunch on Bank Holiday Weekend during the Steam Punk Festival. We had to queue outside to wait for a table, but were brought in after less than 5 minutes. Up the very steep steps to the 1st floor and squeezed into our...More

Thank Sallylonglegs
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for tea and we're tempted by the scones, they were absolutely amazing, I would defiantly recommend. Staff are friendly and efficient and the tea rooms themselves had atmosphere. I would recommend.

Thank niamhrebecca18
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning. Really lovely staff felt very well looked after!! Both had a full English, pretty good value, the coffee was delicious! Very sweet cosy tea rooms. Would visit again

Thank LadyV92
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite place to have breakfast in Lincoln. The food is delicious and presented beautifully, the staff are always super friendly and never mind when we want to swap things and be awkward and have all the eggs!! A very enjoyable experience every...More

Thank amreign
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great tea room in a beautiful building. Lovely sandwiches, didn't try the cakes on this occasion but they looked amazing. Very friendly helpful owner and staff who went out of their way to accommodate all our requests.

Thank lizzyn10
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful historic premises on 'steep hill' in historic part of lincoln. - traditional black and white decor. Lots of exposed ceiling beams. Friendly welcome form owner /staff. Efficient service. Scones are wonderful. Full english breakfast great too. Good place for snacks or something more substantial...More

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Well, the usual British summer thing happened when it was a lovely sunny day and suddenly decided to rain like there was no tomorrow! This meant I had no coat or jacket and was in need of some shelter. On walking in, I realised how...More

Thank SummerSon2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU, England (Formerly Grayz on the Hill)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 262272
A traditional English tea shop, located just five minutes from both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral at the top of Steep Hill. Wherever possible we use local produce and ingredients and all food is prepared to order. We have a great selection of loose leaf teas and coffee and delicious homemade cakes and scones. We serve a delicious full English breakfast all day and tasty sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes.
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