Open the ancient door to our beautiful Tudor High Bridge Café for a true taste of Stokes. The High Bridge, built over the River Witham in around 1160, is the only Medieval bridge in England with houses still on it. Visiting this place is a real experiencing and it's just like stepping back in time.
Sample a mouth-watering breakfast, lunch or light bite all served by our friendly staff in their authentic work wear and period dress. If you’re a true coffee lover you'll be spoiled for choice with our extensive and special selection of freshly roasted, single origin beans and blends. Get comfy with a smooth and creamy cappuccino, wake up with one of our fabulous filter coffees, or tickle your taste buds with something a little more unusual.
We also have more than 30 loose leaf teas on the menu, from our award-winning Gold Medal Tips to the utterly unique Flo’s Mix, a true Stokes original invented way back in the 1970's by one of our long-serving waitresses.
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
The Rest Boutique Hotel is set in an amazing location, tucked away on award winning cobbled street in the heart of the Historic Bailgate district. The Rest is the most central of hotels in Lincoln to stay in for Lincoln University, Cathedral, Castle and City Centre.
All rooms are ensuite and have their own private outside entrances, offering the independence of a luxury private hideaway with all the benefits of a cosy boutique hotel including plentiful breakfast options and a friendly team on hand to greet you and assist with your stay.
The Old Palace Lodge sits in the shadows of Lincoln Cathedral and is unique Church, converted into sixteen comfortable classic rooms, master rooms and a grand suite.
It is the perfect location to visit the ancient city of Lincoln where guests can visit the Castle, many independent shops, bars and restaurants. The Church is hidden just off our Steep Hill, amongst the cobbled streets.
The lodge blends traditional features, such as the beautiful stained-glass windows, with modern facilities in each room. It shows every bit of luxury with the added wow factor to the rooms.
The design of the rooms is cosy, yet spacious at the same time, giving you the perfect balance. Each room has a different theme, with a rich atmosphere in the air. The rooms offer great value for money, with breakfast and parking all included in the rates. The lodge is every bit of luxury any guest could wish for whilst visiting the historical City of Lincoln.
Breakfast provides a continental style buffet and a locally sourced hot breakfast menu. The breakfast room is sited in the main chapel and has the most amazing stained-glass windows in Lincoln.
There is a comfortable lounge for guests to relax after a busy day exploring Lincoln and a 24-hour reception to assist guests.
If you want something a bit different, The Old Palace Lodge is exactly the place for you.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Lincoln sites proudly on the very popular Brayford waterfront - overlooking the boats and Lincoln landscape.
The hotel offers 115 well appointed modern and spacious guest rooms with 750 square metres of flexible, contemporary meeting & events space.
Of the 115 rooms 8 of which are spacious studio suites each with a balcony and views of the Brayford Pool or Lincoln Cathedral. Each room has both work desk and lounge space with flat-screen TV's and Wi-Fi internet.
From small informal meetings to 250 delegate seminars and dinners, all the contemporary meeting and event space benefits from natural daylight. In addition the hotel has a stunning rooftop bar & restaurant accessed by a panoramic feature lift. The hotel also provides an on-site gym boasting the latest in cardiovascular and fitness equipment.
Looking for landmarks, attractions and places to go nearby - here's a few ideas to warm you up.
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!
Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Enjoy spectacular views across Lincolnshire from our completed Medieval Wall Walk. Visit the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault and see one of only four remaining original Magna Carta along side the Charter of the Forest. Immerse yourself in the lives of prisoners and their daily routines in the Victorian Prison and see the unique separate system chapel. 1000 years of history - where it happened. Winter Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00 Summer Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
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.