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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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11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As it was my birthday we decided to partake in a traditional Afternoon Tea at Stokes. We wanted the Champagne version as it was a celebration, but unfortunately we'd taken our four-legged friend with us and he wasn't allowed inside and alcohol could not consumed outside...so we ordered a pot of tea instead! The breakfast tea was good and came... More 

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was nice and hot and not too strong. Flapjacks were pleasant as were the fruit scones. Shame other scone varieties were not available. Apart from that, all very good

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Thank V1001
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit in our historic café, alongside our freshly roasted coffee and handmade snacks. We do have a wider selection of scones at our Stokes Collection Café, including an ever changing weekly special offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect lunch, the perfect male waiter, superb food, amazing building. I would most certainly return.

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Thank Purplecrystal1962
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

An extremely excellent review of our Stokes High Bridge Café, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back shortly. More 

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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Stokes High Bridge Cafe with my family on a trip to Lincoln in April 2017. We ordered some lunch and hot drinks and sat outside, looking on to the high street. The Cafe offers a range of food including toasties, sandwiches and afternoon tea. The food was nice but quite average - I ordered the tuna sandwich and,... More 

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Thank Cpennington92
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our café, the Pavement Café does indeed offer amazing views of a bustling historical High Street. We are pleased your enjoyed your service and take on board your comments of our locally sourced food menus. We warmly welcome you back to sample our main food menu of traditional British foods. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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494 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely welcome and polite friendly service. Sandwiches were good but watch price for cafetière of coffee which are quite steep but coffee delicious.

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

A great review of our café, we a thoroughly pleased to see you enjoyed your sandwich and coffee. Our cafetieres do offer a wider range of single origin coffees at an affordable price and make for a delicious addition to our handmade cakes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group for a special occasion. I think we were lucky to get a table at 11.30 as soon after the restaurant became very busy. Despite this, the service was swift and friendly throughout our lunch. We were very pleased that the staff immediately ensured we were all seated including bringing a high chair for our son. They... More 

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

We are pleased to read you enjoyed your special occasion at our Stokes High Bridge Café and that your server was able to rectify the slight hiccup. We are incredibly proud to be severing a wide variety of scrumptious locally sourced foods and hope to be seeing you again soon to sample more of our menu. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a gift voucher for afternoon tea and we wasn't disappointed! The cafe is clean, staff friendly and efficient. Ordered afternoon tea,was asked what would we like in our sandwiches( we had smoked salmon sandwich and a egg sandwich) scone with cream & jam, two miniature sponge cakes. Macaroons, lemon dessert large pot of proper loose leaf tea.everything was... More 

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

We extremely happy to be reading your review of our Stokes High Bridge Café and the scrumptious Afternoon Tea you enjoyed as a delicious treat. We hope to be welcoming you back in the near future. More 

west yorkshire
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256 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe which is like the tardis once you get in with about 3 floors. Really nice cakes and a good choice of food, the staff were dressed in keeping with the period of the building and the young girl who served us was excellent.

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

The High Bridge certainly is a lovely building, with a colourful history behind it. We’re pleased you enjoyed the handmade cakes and hope to be welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for a bite to eat, better than the chain of food outlets. Great sandwiches and 5* Coffee!! Waiter even brought out a bowl of water for our dog (sat outside)

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your freshly roasted coffee and your lovely dog enjoyed their water. We have homemade dog treats in our Stokes Collection Café, which is well worth a visit! More 

Suffolk
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit to Lincoln we were drawn to this magnificent timber framed building. Once inside we were greeted by a very friendly staff member who went out of her way to fit us in. Six adults and three children; two needing high chairs. All the staff were friendly and helpful and looked fantastic in their uniforms. Our orders were... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your freshly roasted coffee and your lovely dog enjoyed their water. We have homemade dog treats in our Stokes Collection Café, which is well worth a visit! 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
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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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