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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” (57 reviews)
“plum bread” (11 reviews)
“cake” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
207 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7AU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Usually just pop in to buy coffee at Stoke's when we visit Lincoln, but decided to grab a quick bite this time and very glad we did. Both had a ham and cheese toastie, which was very nice. Followed by even nicer cake!

Thank StuartandLouiseF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I enjoyed our lunch here today on the first day of May. Hubby had a lovely roast pork dinner, and I decided on the ‘Chefs special’ of gammon, chips and peas.....a really lovely piece Of gammon too! Amber who served us was very...More

Thank wendy_harvey100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for lunch and was really happy we did. On entering the building we were greeted most welcoming by a lady at the counter and then we proceeded to the 2nd floor to eat. The Tall Man welcomed us and took our order. We...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This cafe occupies a very attractive historic and unusual building which is a bridge house. As the name suggests it's built on the bridge over the river. It is worth a visit to look at the building alone which is spread over three floors. We...More

1  Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really enjoyed the food but thought the sandwiches with the crusts cut off would have liked to see an extra 2 pieces as they where so small. The lemon posset was truly delicious so where the rest of the scones and cakes. The staff where...More

1  Thank annnewbert
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my family and we all loved it. The view from upstairs is lovely, the staff were helpful and polite and the food was yum. We all ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious! I would 100% recommend this...More

Thank hannah_r1997
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Went out with 3 generations of the family. All were happy with the variety of dishes on offer for lunch. Our waitress, Amber, was very lovely, friendly and polite, but also professional. All of the food was presented beautifully and tasted divine. Everyone was left...More

Thank SHolmes221b
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We arrived with family & pushchair, we stayed downstairs for this reason, we didn´t have a lot of room but it was ok. We had soup & sandwiches all very good and made fresh. I would recommend.

Thank Angiec1963
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Took the children out for a spot of lunch, while on the Easter hols. Much to the delight of both of them. My eldest loves the white chocolate, hot chocolate and the fruit scone with strawberry preserve etc. The youngest loves the toasties. Which makes...More

1  Thank Sarah F
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Freeman family, Thank you so much for your review. It always makes me very happy when we have pleased our younger guests! Its so lovely that they prefer to come to our cafe rather than a fast food place! We have a few families...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

The High Bridge café is, perhaps, the embodiment of what many people would imagine when asked to describe a traditional English tea shop: a charming ‘olde- worlde’ black & white, wooden beamed, building with traditional interiors, coupled with good quality food served by waitresses wearing...More

Thank flutefairy
StokesCoffee, Manager at Stokes High Bridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, What a charming review! Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed both your breakfast and lunch with us. You really must come back and see us again and treat yourself to our traditional afternoon tea. We look forward to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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