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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%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place- perfect for a coffee and a spot of lunch. We have been a few times and the service has been excellent. I particularly recommend the Lincolnshire sausage and mash or the braised steak. They also do proper battered fish and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am so sad about this place because it used to be a family favourite. There is a lady that stands at the front and is so unbelievably rude and cold towards us. We asked to have a coffee and were told we weren’t allowed...More

2  Thank Jessica S
StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, As explained to your partner 'katunique: 3rd time unlucky!'; we are sorry if our manageress manner was perceived bossy and sharp, it was completely unintentional, and she has already apologised for this. Sally has been working for us for over 25 years and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in lincoln for 2 nights and visited stokes 3 days running . On the first and second time we were very happy with the high standard of service and delicious food . We were disappointed the third time as their was a...More

1  Thank Katunique
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, How disappointing to read your review. I recall on Tuesday that as you left the ground floor cafe, you approached me and asked if i was working on Sunday. I was somewhat perplexed as to why you asked me this, as when i...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal location for a coffee and cake My scone was delicious especially with the clotted cream which accompanied the scone Location was clean and the staff was very friendly Will definitely be going back

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing selection of teas and coffees I would like to visit here again. Its always busy but it does have seating outside

Thank indieL81
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch on a cold, wet and windy day in Lincoln, our party of four were quickly seated at the table on the middle floor. We all ordered toasted sandwiches , the Lincolnshire sausage and apple chutney ones were beautiful and really...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times, it is good quality and friendly. A beautiful building and lovely inside. Staff always working hard. Just always seems to cost a bit more than I expect. There are better places nearby.More

Thank happyseasidegirl
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, We are sorry that you find our prices a little too much. This is such a shame, as we seem to tick all the other boxes for you apart from this matter. We like to think our two course lunch offer at £10.95...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review! We always make a point of letting staff know when they get great reviews. Your kind words mean so much to us! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The management.

Reviewed 6 January 2018 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
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. Window seats are very in demand! Its a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by...... Even better if you are having a hearty breakfast whilst doing so! Hope to welcome you back to Stokes...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

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!More

Thank RecentlyRetired2017
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Stokes is s great place to come for a little bit of respite from the great British weather! Our two upper floors also serve coffee and scones until 11.30am. It is a bit more spacious upstairs, with the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, 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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