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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
+44 1507 527004
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good, with the assiette of desserts utterly fantastic. It all was beautifully presented on the plates. Sadly the service let the food and experience down. It was clunky (at best), with a waitress walking away while we were still talking to her at the start of the evening. Plates of food were rather hurridly flung in... More 

Thank Lou L
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant a few months ago. Food was faultless, beautiful to look at and to eat. Atmosphere here not my style i'm afraid, reminded me of formal dining in the 80's. People in evening dress and talking very softly to each other to avoid being heard in the quiet. Obviously considers itself to be up market, very pricey food... More 

4 Thank LuckyOne1965
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a fixed price menu, so for £48 per person you get a choice of starters, mains and dessert. The food is excellent and perfectly cooked. However, they make no allowance for the size of appetites of different people. It is basically a one size fits all, thus you lose out if you cannot manage everything on the... More 

Thank timjoe333
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have friends nearby and Magpies is our restaurant of choice when we visit. Horncastle is a "Distant Outpost" as far as we are concerned and Magpies one of those well kept secrets that surprise and delight.' I cannot pay a greater compliment than to say that the menus and food quality is "London Best" standard .... consistently. The welcome... More 

Thank Barry-and-Copper
Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We planned a very special night at your restaurant, unfortunately we were greeted with sour faces on arrival. The older lady who I presume is the restaurant maitre de was unacceptably unfriendly and the rest of the staff seemed frightened to death. The waiting room which we were almost demanded to go through to was unlike a dentist waiting room.... More 

7 Thank chaps123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a lovely place! I booked a table for two and overnight stay at Magpies as a birthday treat for my wife. We had visited once before for Sunday lunch and felt we must come back one day. On our return visit the whole experience was faultless! From the appetisers served with pre-dinner aperitifs, through the whole of the meal,... More 

3 Thank yellowbelly1964
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hi took a trip down memory lane in the Autumn. Used Magpies a lot in the year 2001. When working for 10 months in the area. It was very good them. But now wow it's fantastic. If a little expensive not for every Saturday night. But for a special occasion its the best. It's fine dining if you like that.... More 

4 Thank M K
Skegness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Especially for Lincolnshire, this restaurant provides excellent food and service and a good selection of wines at an overall price that is certainly very reasonable for what is provided.

4 Thank Stuart C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I had such high hopes for Magpies - staying just one night - the room was excellent with a large selection of teas but only one choice of instant coffee. As I was leaving early I ordered the breakfast hamper and after reading the choice of menus and reading that Magpies are proud to promote and use the best quality... More 

7 Thank Carol B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Magpies on a Saturday evening with a group of girlfriends. Between the 5 of us I think we covered the full menu and no-one had a bad word to say about a single element of any course, the food was truly excellent. My only criticism of our dining experience would be that the staff just don't seem particularly... More 

4 Thank Penno1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 527004
The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?