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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (58 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“cake” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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1 - 10 of 471 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was great. They make everything fresh & from scratch. Staff are also really good. I had to wait 10mins while the mushroom & garlic quiche finished cooking boy it was worth the wait 😁

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy to find this tearoom with a sheltered seating area outside as it was raining and we were looking for somewhere to eat with our dog. The staff were very friendly and attentive and offered to bring some water for our dog. The...More

Thank Sarah_Alan789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always liked Stokes. The coffee you get in this cafe is the best in Lincoln. However, service has become very slow. It all seems a bit fake too. I don’t really want to be referred to as Madam by the young staff. It makes...More

1  Thank Mum402013
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you find our coffee so great. I am so sorry that your waiters manner of service offended you. It would never have been his intention. Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old haunt from University days! Was always our Wednesday midweek treat for coffee and scones. Now has a decent outside seating area on the bridge to watch the world go by. Still table service and the same excellent quality. Served today by a lovely...More

Thank Chesvegas41
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased we are still ticking all the boxes for you! I will pass on your kind comments to Tom. He has only been with us a short while, so this review will give him a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually just pop in to buy coffee at Stoke's when we visit Lincoln, but decided to grab a quick bite this time and very glad we did. Both had a ham and cheese toastie, which was very nice. Followed by even nicer cake!

Thank StuartandLouiseF
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you gave us a try! Hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I enjoyed our lunch here today on the first day of May. Hubby had a lovely roast pork dinner, and I decided on the ‘Chefs special’ of gammon, chips and peas.....a really lovely piece Of gammon too! Amber who served us was very...More

Thank wendy_harvey100
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review! This is the second " name check" that Amber has had! She will be very happy! Our syrup sponge has been a staple on the menu for years! You cant beat it! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Called here for lunch and was really happy we did. On entering the building we were greeted most welcoming by a lady at the counter and then we proceeded to the 2nd floor to eat. The Tall Man welcomed us and took our order. We...More

Thank Darren S
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. The waiter in question is Adam. He has been with us for many years now, he has a wicked sense of humour, and is very popular...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This cafe occupies a very attractive historic and unusual building which is a bridge house. As the name suggests it's built on the bridge over the river. It is worth a visit to look at the building alone which is spread over three floors. We...More

1  Thank LauraDaveJames
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The High Bridge Cafe is a truly beautiful building, which we are lucky enough to occupy! It is so good to hear that on your return visit, things are as good as they were when you first visited...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really enjoyed the food but thought the sandwiches with the crusts cut off would have liked to see an extra 2 pieces as they where so small. The lemon posset was truly delicious so where the rest of the scones and cakes. The staff where...More

1  Thank annnewbert
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Our afternoon tea is extremely popular, and i am so pleased you enjoyed it. I am sorry the sandwiches didnt meet your size expectations. If you had asked, we could always have done you some more! We hope...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my family and we all loved it. The view from upstairs is lovely, the staff were helpful and polite and the food was yum. We all ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious! I would 100% recommend this...More

Thank hannah_r1997
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review! You cant beat a window seat upstairs for a bit of people watching! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, The management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 14
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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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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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