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3-5 West Street | Lincolnshire, Horncastle LN9 5JE, England
+44 1507 526626
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142 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my daughter and fiancé for an early evening meal. Very warm and welcoming and lovely varied selection of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Boringly, we all chose one of the daily special main courses, filet steak stuffed with Lincolnshire Poacher cheese (almost a signature dish of Mark's). Absolutely perfect, highly recommended if it's on when you visit. Starters... More 

Thank Andysview
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this lovely little restaurant in the centre of town. Our party of four all chose pies, Beef and Ale as well as the Game Pie. The pies came with delicious puff pastry lids and the meat was tender with a lovely ale based gravy. The drinks menu is wide with a excellent choice of prize winning... More 

Thank ALD51_12
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shakesby's is one of the few local restaurants that is getting everything right! The welcome is warm, the atmosphere is friendly, the service good and the food is fantastic. Prices are a bit toppy (esp. the wine list) but for "special occasion" dining in the Horncastle area look no further than Shakesby's.

Thank Penno1978
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic restaurant, I live in Horncastle, and love visiting this restaurant, wonderful food and great staff, you will not be disappointed.

Thank alacoque13
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, consistently good food. Menu a little limited but what you get is always lovely.

Thank LuckyOne1965
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started with the Pan fried king Prawns and they were cooked to perfection, I almost ordered a second portion! I had the fillet poacher for my main and again this was cooked to perfection! The poacher cheese was in perfect proportion to the 8oz Fillet steak and the red wine reduction was pure bliss. The service we received on... More 

Thank R289B
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been before on several occasions - always good. Last visit the staff all appeared to be school children and we never got the expected good service - in particular no breads, no water, no candle lit, long delays, constant requests by us and no supervision of these children by the manager who just apologised when we paid the bill and... More 

4 Thank john w
Mark S, Owner at Shakesby's, responded to this review

As much as the customer is always right, in this case he is incorrect: we do not hire "schoolchildren" and all of our staff are trained, experienced and supervised by the professional and longstanding manager. The customer was seeking compensation for what he claims was a lack of bread, water and an unlit candle. This was not given. He does... More 

Weldon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Two for a business meeting, had beat the clock menu. Very friendly service, food exceptional at this price point, 3 hours disappeared before we left. A real gem for Horncastle.

Thank Chris M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a friendly place for a nice meal. Good food well prepared and timely service. We met friends for a special Birthday Meal. We were made welcome and looked after professionally.Will go again when the need arises.

Thank blackbottle57
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Booked the function room for a 70th birthday celebration. The manager made herself known and available to us and all of the staff were fantastic. The food was great (pre-ordered for a large group), which all came out correctly and at the same time. As a party of 2 dozen (aged from 5 to 70+), this was great. Would definitely... More 

Thank Arno D D

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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
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-5 West Street | Lincolnshire, Horncastle LN9 5JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 526626

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?