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The Dovecote Restaurant and Freehouse

$$ - $$$, British,
Newark Road, Swinderby, Lincoln, LN6 9HN, Lincoln, England
+44 1522 868206
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible25%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Newark Road, Swinderby, Lincoln, LN6 9HN, Lincoln, England
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jane and David were welcoming guests to their gorgeous B & B east house just up,the street from Chesters Fort. We had walked for miles on our third day on Hadrian's Wall and were ready for tea or Gin and tonic. Jane welcomed us to,the...More

Thank 2020hall
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went after it had been taken over, to see if it had improved. External looks better but internal is still as dusty and dated and a real disappointment

2  Thank s66slw
Reviewed 23 December 2016

TERRIBLE, dried up vegetables, smallest portions of meat ever, dingy interior, mold on the walls and ceilings, grubby cutlery, no choice of puddings, even had to jump over sewage spilling into the door way and across the entrance spilling out from the toilets on Sunday...More

4  Thank gag9393
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is the only pub within sensible walking distance of where we live. We have visited a few times for a drink or meal and it is always a disappointment, which is a shame as we really need a decent pub nearby and we would...More

3  Thank MJAWilloughby
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Interior appears dark in some areas and a bit shabby looking. It now Seems to be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes as well as evenings. I'd been twice previous to find it was closed on both occasions even though signs had said open...More

1  Thank AprilCalvert C
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Have eaten here twice now and both times have been enjoyable. Decor needs a refurb but the staff and chef are top notch. Very friendly and for the price, you can't go wrong.

Thank Michael_Lincs
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have been going past this pub for a couple of years and it looked so nice from outside so decided to stop for food ,big mistake it was Friday night and curry night so we decided to try the curry chicken Tikka masala ,which was...More

3  Thank jmjeffcoate
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovey meal again but I have to respond to the comments previously as we was in the restaurant at the same time as the 15th birthday party. This party was very aggressive towards the manager and staff and had no intention in paying...More

1  Thank karendarlow74
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Sticky tables, dirty cutlery and not a single real ale in this so called "free house" Very friendly and helpful front of house staff but overall extremely average. Drab interior with a grubby feel and for the price of the food very disappointing.

2  Thank Daren W
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

So tonight we went to the dovecote for my brothers 16th, firstly the kids meals came out 45 mins before the adults meal ! Then a few meal a came out at a time and bearing in mind there was 26 of us asked to...More

5  Thank Elizabeth D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newark Road, Swinderby, Lincoln, LN6 9HN, Lincoln, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 868206
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