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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 513825
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scone” (23 reviews)
“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

When we arrived in Lincol we decided to walk to our hotel from the Station and we are so pleased we did because we found Stokes High Bridge Cafe, it full of old fashioned charm and we felt privaladged to get our first taste of...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

That old fashioned customer service awaits you at this cafe. Good service, excellent local produce. A definite must when visiting Lincoln

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to visit this shop when I was younger with family. I recently visited again on my own and had a strange encounter. I ordered, paid and sat down (like you normally do) when a member of staff forced me out as I "didn't...More

Thank HannahTheTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed, I used to love Stokes but their service lately is awful. We had a late lunch and ordered 2 x pate and toast and 1 x sandwich and after half an hour, we still had not received our food. People coming in after...More

Thank Katie381
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

We are concerned to see your review of our café though are grateful for the further information in your e-mail to my colleague. We are looking into this as reviews of this nature are very rare as we often review high recommendations for both the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in a couple of times for coffee whilst in Lincoln for a few days, and the latte was excellent. Lovely service too!

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

A superb review of our Stokes High Bridge Café, we are delighted to read you enjoyed your visit to Lincoln and our café. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return to this beautiful city. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little place in central Lincoln with lovey views and historic decor. Downton Abbey fans like my wife will love this place.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our Stokes High Bridge Café and the surroundings it provides. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to the café soon. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast here. The Lincolnshire sausages in a bap are wonderful, and the whole thing was such good value we thought they had only charged us for one breakfast!

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

Our breakfast baps are very popular and we’re delighted that you found your Lincolnshire sausage bap to be very scrumptious indeed, even better with fried onion or mushrooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to the café soon. Many thanks, The folks at Stokes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cafe. We wanted somewhere for breakfast and this place was ideal. They had a great selection of items on offer for breakfast. We both had bacon sandwiches and strawberry soda and they were delicious. The cafe is kept it's old fixtures so you feel...More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our café on your trip to Lincoln. Our Stokes High Bridge Café does indeed offer some fabulous surroundings and it’s wonderful to see you found our breakfast to be rather scrumptious. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Globetrotter08uk
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! We are thrilled to see that you had a fabulous time on your special day at our café. Unfortunately our license does not permit us to offer alcohol to our Pavement Café, we apologise for this. However, we do have a license for...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 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 goodMore

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...More

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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, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.