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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (54 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here a few Sundays ago and had an absolutely wonderful mid-morning break in this gorgeously quaint tea room. The food was great, and was served really quickly which was great given we were on a bit of a time schedule! The waitress was fabulous...More

Thank ellierose121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent shopping trip to Lincoln we arrived feeling hungry so we spotted stokes and went in, we were lucky to get a seat by the window looking over the main shopping area. We ordered the full English breakfast which includes a hot drink....More

Thank alan b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in mid morning on the rainiest day ever! Good coffee and scones although the ground floor tables are a bit cramped for comfort. Not bad value, would recommend if you don't mind being up close and personal to the people on the next table!

Thank RecentlyRetired2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here on a very busy new years eve. We have been before and it never disappoints. Lovely food and fabulous staff nothing is a bother. Can't wait to return.

Thank safcol63
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Day out for Lincoln Christmas market. Had a brilliant day, that was set up by a very tasty hearty lunch. We had pate starter to share between two - very tasty. Lincolnshire sausage and mash, hot and tasty and steak pie. Good tasty food, friendly...More

Thank lizweber6
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Had coffee with friends on the 1st floor that is very good quality. The staff are always very smart and polite, wearing Classic uniforms. The venue is very old and has bags of character & atmoshere

Thank palvey60
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch while on a shopping trip with my friend. We had had a busy morning and both fancied a hearty meal to get us through the day. Both of us ordered the pie and a tea.. after a short wait 2 plates...More

Thank Alison B
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Dear Guest, How disappointing to read your review. I can only apologise for the pastry on your steak pie. It was indeed under cooked, we immediately stopped serving this as soon as you made us aware. Regarding your replacement meals of the haddock and scampi....More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lovely quaint cafe with staff dressed in traditional maid uniform. They were very polite and pleasant and ensured all tables were kept clean. A good selection of food and drinks on the menu at reasonable prices. There is three floors to this cafe so plenty...More

Thank MillerMad
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Enjoyed a tasty breakfast here (sausages are delicious). Good selection to choose from, including the teas and coffees Great cafe, friendly staff.

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Dropped in to Stokes Café on the High Bridge on Tuesday, ordered a toasted tea cake, sausage sandwich and a pot of tea for two. The tea arrived promptly, but the food took forever, and we had almost consumed the full pot of tea when...More

Thank anthonyhill319
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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