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Stokes High Bridge Cafe

207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
+44 1522 523548
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (49 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“toasties” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popped in on a rainy day to enjoy coffee & tea in an enchanting building, with friendly service in an establishment that really knows its beverages. Hope to return soon to enjoy more of what's on offer.

Thank George P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a rainy Tuesday we had a break from visiting some of Lincoln's many places of interest. The cafe is in a fine historic building on the High Bridge. Sandwiches and coffee were very good. It is worth trying to get a window table at...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Are you ready to order sir? Yes. A bacon bap please. Sorry, no bacon. Then... Sorry, no sausage. This was at 10am on a Saturday morning, after waiting 10 minutes to even be acknowledged by the "waitress".

1  Thank AntonEast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, sister and I visited Stokes High Bridge Cafe on a busy Saturday lunchtime. We were attracted by the fine Tudor building which is said to have been standing since 1540. By pure luck we found a table on the top floor by a...More

1  Thank michaelperry747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was a sunny day we were lucky to find a spot on the outside terrace which is a nice place to watch the people in the High Street. We had coffee (flat white) and scones with jam and clotted cream. The quality was...More

Thank dd220786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for a take away Flat White on the way to see a film at Odeon; the coffee was delicious and the service was fast and friendly - just what you need for a coffee on the go! 👍🏼 Full marks. 😉

Thank LewisLincolnUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited yesterday, late morning with my teenage nephew & niece & their step-mum on the recommendation of my 18 yr old niece. I wanted to give them a small treat before driving to Nottingham to see their very poorly dad in ICU at the...More

2  Thank meljo2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The High Bridge Cafe in Lincoln has been a favourite of mine over the last 10years and on a recent lunch get together with old friends,this was first choice! It's prominent place on Lincoln high street makes this Tudor building stand out from the outset....More

Thank Chelle H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

After hearing lots of people talking about Stokes, my mum took me for lunch here today and all in all, it was a pleasant experience. There was a wait for tables inside for lunch so we sat outside and had a hot drink while we...More

Thank 101coffeecups
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this cafe to have afternoon tea. We sat outside next to a window display showing their homemade scones. They looked very appetising so we duly ordered two along with drinks. When we got them we were so disappointed. They were dry and over...More

Thank Robring911
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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 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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