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“Small portions - not good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Bakery

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The Old Bakery
Ranked #13 of 52 Lincoln B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln UK
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94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Small portions - not good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We attended here for a Xmas function. Delicious food but 1 mushroom for a starter (2inches across), blade of beef was small portion with one small scoop of potatoe, 3 sliced carrots!!!
Cost £28. Appalling!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

We have been to the old bakery several times a year for the last six years or so. We would always recommend, and thoroughly enjoyed a very varied menu. We are nor sure what has happened, we ate there yesterday with some of our family expecting the usual good service and menu. It was a very pretentious menu, not much choice, not great quality, very underwhelming, very over priced. we would not recommend again, indeed on last nights meal we have cancelled out New years eve booking. The wine list has changed a lot and drinks were very expensive. Service was very slow. This is truly a great shame. What has happened. Is there a new chef? Has the owner given up?

Room Tip: Didn't stay so can't recommend
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank dawnsmith106
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We have been for Sunday lunch twice in the last 2 months and both times i have found my dining eperience enjoyable.

The atmosphere has been relaxed and the restaurant appeared to have stagged bookings well so that there was not big delays, but rather appropriate pauses between courses.

The menu is set with around 5 dishes to choose from for each course. The food tasted fresh and well made, particularly the fish i had for my main course on my first visit. I would say that when i had the roast lamb on my second visit, it was beautifully cooked but i found the gravy to be a little salty for my taste.

The desserts are beautiful if you can manage one particularly the pannacotta. They also have a little deli so that food can be bought to take home.

My only 2 gripes are that drinks are quite expensive against the price of the food and also i disliked my yorkshire pudding. I have yet to find a restaurant that can make decent yorkshires when serving mass numbers, but none will ever taste as good as my dads!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank belle3000
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

just eaten here as a birthday treat. the food was excellent on the whole. 2 of us had halibut - delicious. i'm a veggie and wanted a hot starter, but not soup. there were plenty on the lunch menu, but I couldn't have these. opted for the soup, which was lovely, if luke-warm. actually we all enjoyed the food, but agreed we probably wouldn't go again as the room was chilly - an unheated conservatory at the end of october. no candles glowing, no crisp table cloths (good napkins), but come on for £45 each, we've paid for atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank chalkielund
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

I was staying in Lincoln for the night for a friend's wedding, sharing a twin room (£60) at The Old Bakery with a friend.
I had previously contacted the hotel to find out about parking as I am aware there are parking restrcitions in the area. I hadn't brought enough change for the carpark at the end of the street (very close) so had to move my car (which was actually helpful getting to the ceremony and back up the hill to the reception) I was then able to park outside the hotel for free until the next morning.
The twin room was nicely homely and very comfortable. It was a seperate bathroom but that was directly across from our room and I never saw anyone else in it (I'm not sure how many rooms there were or how many other rooms there were).
The only criticism I would have would be when the shop / restaurant is closed then you have to access the hotel from a back road, through a gate with a security code. It seemed a bit lonley down there (although there were peoples houses down the road it still felt quite lonely).
I only met one member of staff, a man who I assume was the owner. He was a lovely man and was very welcoming. I wished I'd eaten at the hotel and experienced more of what it had to offer and I am sure would have given The Old Bakery a better rating.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank lovemyfoodbarnsley
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Additional Information about The Old Bakery

Property: The Old Bakery
Address: 26-28 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Lincoln
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,374 - ₹ 5,199
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Bakery 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Bakery rooms which belong to the sister company of The Old Bakery Restaurant have been awarded 4 star AA and 4 star Silver Award Quality in Tourism assessment ratings. The Old Bakery was listed in the September 2007 edition of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine as one of the Top 100 Finest Places to stay in England. We also had a full page feature during March 2009 in The Independent as one of the finest restaurant establishments achieving 5 stars. ... more   less 
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The Old Bakery Hotel Lincoln

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