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Welcome to our website for the Horn Inn at Messingham, near Scunthorpe. We have just under gone a major refurbishment and look forward to welcoming you soon. We have a fantastic selection of real ales, craft beers, robust red wines, crisp whites, prosecco, a great rum bar, whisky galore and fabulous gins. We are proud to serve our all new menu of quality pub classics with a twist! Check out our menus page for details of our quality food, homemade pies and Sunday lunches. We also have a Daily Specials Board where you will find a selection of exciting seasonal specialities as they become available to our chefs including fresh seafood, fish and game dishes. We can accommodate all types of group
PRICE RANGE
£995 - £2,495
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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All reviews beef fish cakes mash pudding cheesecake burger sea bass sunday lunch the pub normal menu three courses food was lovely my mum kate eater mains
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! A proper village pub, ample parking, nicely decorated, great food (it's pub grub, but it's very GOOD pub grub) and the warmest of welcomes from the lovely Katy (Katie?) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

We were all disappointed with the meal and we will not be coming again . The belly pork was over priced at 18.95 !! It was a small bit of cracking with two or three shreds of pork and that was it .. if you...don’t mind paying for a plate full of mash then I guess 18-95 is a bargin !! Chips were over cooked im sure they had been cooked several times and even cold which surprised me .. I love my food and eat almost anything but this is a place we won’t be returning to .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Great share plates Lovely tasty food. Waitresses attentive. We have booked another visit we enjoyed it that much.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Excellent atmosphere and outstanding food all in the quaint, picturesque village of Messingham. Vegan burger was herbacious and was accompanied by chips and salad. The generous portion accompanied by a large bar selection. Staff was friendly and accommodating! Don’t miss this gem in Lincolnshire!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

The staff are friendly and helpful, the ambiance is that of a traditional pub but the dining is way above what you’d expect from a pub. The food was brought to us with very little waiting time, we visited at around 5pm so I don’t...know what the wait is like later on. Everything on the plate was delicious and very well presented. The chicken burger and chips were the best I’ve had anywhere and the portion sizes are generous without being ridiculously huge. My dessert was also excellent. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food being served. The pub itself is clean and the toilets immaculate. A first class dining experience in a fairly local pub I’d never actually tried before. I’ll definitely be back and now know where to bring visiting friends and relatives.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, lovely bar staff, but ladylady was rude beyond belief! As a returning customer, we knew the food was going to be excellent & we weren't disappointed. There was a nice ambience, perfect for catching up with friends. The bar & table service was...slow, but the staff were polite and friendly. However, the impertinence of the landlady was unbelievable! Having had an unusual amount of sediment in my glass of Malbec , I politely & discreetly mentioned it to the staff (& yes, I do understand that sediment in some wines is perfectly normal, it was just very unpleasant crunching my last sip of wine & trying to rid the gritty pieces from my mouth, so thought I'd let them know). The landlady came over to discuss it and on approach to us said 'oh its not you ladies in the corner, is it?' Due to the informalilty we assumed she must know one of us (but turns out none of us did!), she then proceeded to tell us how we were clearly not used to drinking sophisticated, unfiltered wine, kept asking where we bought our wine from (insinuating that as she buys from Majestic & drinks wine in France she clearly knew her stuff & we didn't!), then made reference to the fact that they only stock Malbec & Pinot as these were the most 'boring' wines that all the 'boring' wine drinkers ask for. Clearly we should have ordered the Primitivo which is her favourite along with the Chatauneuf Du Pape which she tried getting us to taste (Thanks, but I know what it tastes like & we've just shared a bottle of your heavily sedimented, boring, Malbec... it would also appear that you've already drunk most of that bottle you're holding - which you only serve on special occasions anyway!). I am not usually one to complain, but I've never felt so offended & was disgusted at her assumptions about us. And as she clearly knew the wine had sediment in it (from previous customer mentions!), then why not at least decanter the wine... or at least learn how to speak with people about the wines, not down to them, making assumptions & trying to belittle them. Us 'boring' 'uneducated' and 'untravelled' wine drinkers will drink elsewhere in the future... What a shame. (P.S. we're all well travelled, have drunk wine for many years, and educated to degree level or higher. I too have been a licensee in my day & I would never have even contemplated speaking to customers in this manner. Rude.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

Thought I would try something different and it certainly was, very very tasty! Honestly the most enjoyable meal I’ve had for a long time . I’m not even a great fish eater ! Try the Sea Bass !

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

We called in for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We were welcomed by friendly staff, the food was beautiful and nothing was too much trouble. My parents had the wednesday offer of 2 Steaks and a bottle of wine for £30. The steaks were cooked...perfectly and i can honestly say were superior to any I've been served in expensive steak restaurants in major cities. I had the salmon and dill fishcakes which were fresh and perfectly cooked. My other half had the Horn burger which almost out faced him (in a good way ) he ordered onion rings too.... they were fresh made and not greasy, best onion rings in years! The Horn Inn gets a 10/10 from us and we will definitely be back. Thanks for making us so welcome too.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022

Sunday 28th August 2022 was a very important day for my Mum. It was her 90th birthday and more than anything she wanted to get all her family together from all around the country, all four generations as it was the first time ever we...had all been together. There were 14 adults, one children and one baby. I live in Shropshire, 2 and a half hours away but contacted The Horn to see if they could accommodate us all, which they were happy to do. I used to live in Scunthorpe. There were two cars that travelled from Shropshire, one car from Windsor, one car from Northumberland and a car from Scunthorpe On arrival there were some lovely birthday decorations arranged by Kate, which my Mum loved. Drinks were very quickly ordered once everyone was there and because I'd asked The Horn for the menu before hand we had all chosen our meals, most of us going full out, three courses. All the starters came out quickly and no one had to wait. The starters chosen varied from mushrooms, bruschetta, camembert shared between two using artisan crusty bread, and fish cakes. I saw everyone tucking in and all starters looked lovely. No one complained and I know from asking everyone if they enjoyed them, which was a resounding yes. The mains choices, everyone except one had a roast, the exception had mushroom Wellington which he enjoyed. The roasts, either beef, lamb or pork belly came with roasts spuds, mash, red cabbage which I think had a hint of cinnamon through, cauliflower, broccoli, stuffing cored parsnips, which everyone thought were a great hit, yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy. I know everyone enjoyed their mains, my brother on law has stated it was one of the best roasts he has ever had, very generous serving, perfectly cooked veg. I had the pork belly which was soft and delicious and the crackling strong enough to withstand a knife and fork but not my teeth once I picked it up and devoured it. The sweets choices chosen were posset, creme brulee, ice cream, lemon drizzle, chocolate fudge cake, cheesecake. Again everyone enjoyed this course and this course and the mains had all come out together so no one was left waiting. It's unusual when a restaurant cooks for such a large party that someone doesn't have a slight issue with something, oh this is cold , oh this is over done, we're waiting for someones meal, you know the sort of thing that can happen but honestly there was not one issue. All The food was lovely. To be honest I think I was ready to burst, but not complaining. The cheesecake was pistachio. I didn't know before hand it was pistachio, I don't think I would have chosen that if I'd known but I enjoyed it. It was a generous size and lovely with cream. This was a perfect example of how good local food can be. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us. Thanks to Kate, Steve and Jacqui for making my Mums day so special as the service and food contributed massively to her perfect day. She's still on cloud nine. I think its important to review restaurants to let readers know you had a good or bad experience. This was a good experience. I've had a couple of meals here in recent times and on both occasions the food was lovely. If I lived in Scunthorpe I would definitely visit here on a regular basis, it's great pub, nice staff and serves great foodMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 March 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with good service and great food. Nice relaxed ambiance and polite and friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022

Booked a Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and the lady who runs it was telling us about some wines she had and let us try before we buy which was very nice of here. We couldn't fit a pudding...in but will definitely be back. We've tried the food from the normal menu during the week and its all really good and not expensive. A real gem!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

Great fish and chips. The fish was so fresh. The pub is a Nice warm environment. Food was a good price.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

We booked for late December to enjoy dinner with family. It’s not easy booking decent places in Scunthorpe so I’m always apprehensive about eating out, but the Horn Inn had a great atmosphere and the food was actually really good. The waitress was really pleasant,...helpful and cheery which is also a rarity in this town so overall, I’d be really happy to return next time we visit.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

Popped in without booking but snapped a table that wasn’t reserved! I was very pleased we did the food was lovely! I had a steak and ale pie and the pastry was beautiful! Well done the chef! My husband had ham and eggs and was...equally as pleased as I was we enjoyed every bite! Thank you, the staff where also very friendly and helpful, they looked after us really well.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

Kate very kindly invited us back after a previously disappointing meal. This time it was lovely and we’ll certainly be visiting again. Great food, nice staff. Definitely not disappointing on this occasion. Thanks Kate for giving us the opportunity to visit your pub again and...enjoy a beautiful Sunday lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Kate B, Other at The Horn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2021

Thank you so much for coming back to us, pleased we will get to know you both! Very pleased you enjoyed it. X

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Go to their website and you can see their menus, can recommend the pies! They also do a fabulous Sunday lunch and also a light lunch Monday to Saturday which is very reasonable and very tasty!
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