Bailgate Deli, in Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter, is a vegan and vegetarian café and deli. Our food is almost entirely made in-house. The menu includes standard items such as a full vegan breakfast and a mezzanine plate added to by daily specials (we're passionate about cooking and love making new dishes).
Through the day we serve great coffee, proper hot chocolate and lots of other drinks. Cakes and savouries are made daily. We know how to make a good gluten free pastry for a steady flow of tarts with vegan fillings. Our deli shelves have many of the staples needed in good plant based cooking. Our chiller cabinet always has a range of great salads. Most days of the week you can find Welbeck's properly made bread.
The café is small but doubles in size during the summer as we spill out on to the pavement!
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
A recently refurbished atmospheric Hotel at the centre of the most historic part of city, facing the castle & cathedral. We have free private parking and Wi-Fi.
Rooms at The White Hart Hotel Lincoln feature traditional furniture and décor, and come with a flat-screen TV, a writing desk and a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms have views of the Cathedral and come with a seating area with leather sofas.
We have an award winning restaurant and arguably the best cocktail bar in the city. With over 50 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many with excellent views of the cathedral it's a fantastic place to stay when visiting Lincoln.
The Castle Hotel in Lincoln offers luxurious, home-from-home comfort. In a fantastic hotel in Lincoln city centre setting - just a quick walk from town. Book with them directly for access to exclusive special offers.
With stunning views, luxury rooms, Serviced Apartments and fantastic food available at the Lounge Bar or Reform Restaurant. The central location means guests are perfectly placed to enjoy Lincoln's many attractions. They have a wide range of room types available. All with award-winning interior design to add a hint of luxury and style.
The Castle is one of the finest hotels in Lincoln. They pride themselves in offering the very best experience. The team of professional staff are on hand to assist you 24/7. They aim to make your visit to Lincoln pleasurable and relaxing.
With free on-site parking reserved especially for you, and a relaxed bar for an enjoyable evening. They help to provide the perfect haven for anyone looking to visit Lincoln.
The Tower Hotel in Lincoln is a 3 AA Star Hotel set in the picturesque historic Bailgate area of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter. The Old Town, steeped in Roman and Medieval history, is on its doorstep and the lively city centre is only 10 minutes down the hill.
With 15 individually styled and designed boutique en suite bedrooms, it boasts a 1 Star Rossette restaurant, recognized as one of the city's leaders in innovative cuisine and a popular lounge bar, which is vibrant with hotel residents and local people especially at the weekends.
The Tower Hotel is a hotel at the forefront of Lincoln's ever-expanding tourist and social scene.
Looking for landmarks, attractions and places to go nearby - here's a few ideas to warm you up.
The IBCC opened to the public for the first time on the 30th January. The site includes the UK's tallest War Memorial, The Spire, which stands out on Lincoln's skyline at 31.09m tall, the same height as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber.
The Spire is surrounded by curved walls which carry the names of 57,871 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of Bomber Command during WW2. The Spire is set in 10 acres of landscaped peace gardens, one which represents Lincolnshire's contribution to the war and one that recognizes the involvement of 62 nations in Bomber Command.
The Chadwick Centre provides all our visitor facilities and hosts three exhibition galleries covering our core themes of Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation. There is also an education suite and facilities for corporate hospitality.
Children's trails and craft sessions available. The site is free to visit but tickets are needed to gain access to the Exhibition.
An absolute must for the children and the Christmas loving adults too! The big switch on is always exciting and it splits into three:
Christmas Lights at Lincoln St Marks Shopping Centre
Music, Entertainment and fun from 4:45pm with the big switch on at (drum roll.....) 6:30pm. Hosting is LincsFMs very own John Marshall and for the Swtich On you'll see on stage the cast of Lincoln's Christmas Panto from The Drill Hall, who this year are performing Cinderella (Ohhh yes they are...).
Christmas Lights on Lincoln High St
Also starting at 4:45pm with a procession including the mayor at 6:40pm and the big switch on at 7:10pm, so for the very keen, you can see both if you hurry! The high street entertainment is hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the switch on itself is hosted by none other than the lovely Melinda Messenger, who is starring in this years New Theatre Royal panto of Robin Hood.
Christmas Lights in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping Centre
Dancing, Singing and performances/entertainment will also be held in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping centre from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to meet Melinda Messenger (autographs and photos) too!
It's a Christmas Miracle - the Makers Market has special permission to go ahead this year, the same dates that the famous Lincoln Christmas Market was due to take place. Local's can visit the market safely, to find unique gifts for their loved ones this Christmas.
The Lincoln Artists’ Market is a group of traditional and contemporary artists who sell their work on a street market in Lincoln Castle Square and St. Martin's Square.
Before Covid-19, the markets were held every first Saturday of the month from March to December in the Castle Square, every third Saturday of the month in St. Martin's Square from June to September. Then at the Christmas Village in St. Martin’s Square on the Friday and Saturday of the Lincoln Christmas Market in December.
These unique markets offer a great opportunity to buy something a bit different for yourself or as gifts for others.
Find out more here.