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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
+44 1507 527004
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

1 Thank chaps123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

6 Thank Carol B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

the room was excellent .the food was to die for I've never had carpaccio or venison like this it was beautiful.the staff were lovely and very attentive,it was a fabulous weekend and highly recommended thank you all we will definitely be back asap

2 Thank Carol B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited the restaurant six times previously, and last night was our poorest experience of what had always been a first class dining experience. Basically the problem is the decline in service standards (last visit was over a year ago). When paying over £300 for a four person meal, I expect the service standard to be as exceptional as... More 

5 Thank PaulandLoraine
Derby, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Passed the Magpie over the years and thought that it looked a really inviting place to go. Finally we stayed over in one of their lovely rooms and had dinner which was excellent, I really like the chef because of his menu diversity and the hard work he must put in to make it happen, my wild boar dish had... More 

2 Thank Peter R
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Returned to the restaurant for another excellent evening, lovely atmosphere, great staff, and truly exceptional food

2 Thank Stephen H

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?