Your Guide to Father’s Day in Lincoln

With Father’s Day on the horizon, you may be tempted to panic-buy yet another tie, pair of socks or joke book for dear-old-dad. While we cannot fault the classics, you may be looking to do something a bit different this year, which will knock off last year’s socks! If so, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

To make sure that all the wonderful dads of Lincolnshire and beyond have a Father’s Day to remember, The White Hart Hotel has put together this guide to help you plan an amazing, fun-filled day!

Explore Lincoln Castle & the Medieval Wall Walk

Just a stone’s throw away from The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln Castle is an impressive sight and home to a fascinating history and heritage. Whether you simply want to explore the stunning castle grounds, enjoy an informative tour, or view the 1215 Magna Carta, the castle promises a fantastic day out for all!

Within the castle walls, there is also a Georgian and Victorian Prison that holds a fascinating history to be uncovered.  You can also explore the walls of the castle on the Medieval Wall Walk, that offers stunning views over this historic and picturesque city.


Be dazzled by Lincoln’s stunning, medieval Cathedral

A few steps away from The White Hart Hotel, our guests enjoy stunning views of this gothic, architectural spectacle. Renowned for once having been the tallest building in the world, the Cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Lincoln.

It offers a range of tours, exploring the floor, roof and towers – giving you spectacular views of the whole city. And while you’re there, you can see if you can find the legendary Lincoln Imp in the Cathedral’s intricate stonework!


Events not to be missed this Father’s Day weekend

Saturday June 16th

  • Castle Hill Farmers’ Market
    • Location: Castle Hill
    • Why go: a bustling market offering a vast array of fresh, local produce.
  • Lincoln Makers’ Market
    • Location: St Martin’s Square
    • Why go: the perfect place to browse unique and bespoke arts, crafts and gifts.
  • Knight School for Dads
  • Location: Lincoln Castle
  • Why go: a fun day for the whole family, enjoy transforming your dad into a noble knight – costume, sword and all!


Sunday June 17th

  • Brocklesby Country Fair
    • Location: Brocklesby Park
    • Why go: a family-friendly fair in a beautiful countryside setting, offering a fun-packed day of activities, entertainment and amazing food for all ages.
  • Lincoln Antiques Market
    • Location: Castle Hill
    • Why go: situated in the beautiful, quaint city centre, you can enjoy browsing a wide range of antiques, art and collectables.


Dining in the heart of the city

Treat your dad to an amazing Sunday lunch in our award-winning Grille restaurant & bar. Our Sunday lunch menu offers delicious dishes created with only the highest quality, local ingredients. Renowned for its outstanding service, you can unwind and enjoy the exquisite food and relaxing ambiance, right in the heart of the city.

View our menu and reserve your table!

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Sunday Night Delight – Special Offer

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two – £120*

 Spoil your dad with a night at The White Hart Hotel, in the historic city centre of Lincoln, ideally located between the Cathedral and Castle. This offer includes dinner for two at The White Hart Hotel’s award-winning restaurant & bar, Grille.


Book directly on our website, using the code: SND16


*Sunday nights only | Dinner allowance £20 per person | Applies to Standard Double / Twin bedrooms | Available only when booking direct | Subject to availability at the hotel | Not valid during Christmas Market, Bank Holidays, Graduation week or Christmas Day.


Lincoln In May

Now that we’re in the full throws of Spring, it’s time to take a look at a few of the fantastic things you can get up to when visiting Lincoln at this fabulous time of year.

There’s no better time to enjoy Lincolnshire’s idyllic countryside than during Spring and our chalk streams are sure to leave a lasting impact on any visitor. The chalk streams are a characteristic and truly picturesque part of our beautiful county and have helped shape the Lincolnshire Wolds for more the 10,000 years.

Much of the rolling hills and of the Lincolnshire Wolds have underlaying chalk and it’s no wonder they have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Now’s the time to visit, as the streams begin bursting with life once more.

Once you’ve enjoyed the surrounding countryside, it’s time to head back into central Lincoln. On the White Hart Hotel’s doorsteps are some of the city’s most famous attractions, including the magnificent Cathedral, of which you’ll get no better views than from our very own balcony.

Opposite that is the historic Lincoln Castle, which is home to the Magna Carta. It’s a wonderful time of year to come and enjoy panoramic views of Lincoln from the Castle’s walls before sitting down on the grass to enjoy an ice cream!

‘I love Lincoln in Spring,’ explains the White Hart Hotel’s general manager Ian Robinson.

‘There are so many things to do in Lincoln all year round, we’re very lucky to have so much going on, but you cannot beat being in Lincoln during the Spring and Summer months. If you’re thinking of visiting us during the next few months, now’s the time to book because we fill up quickly at this time of year.’

Have a look below at some of the other activities taking place in Lincoln this month.


The Lincolnshire Jazz Week, 4th May
The jazz scene comes to Lincolnshire for a nine-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts.

Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling, 10th May
Four days of exciting cycling events, including the Criteriums, Sportive, Uphill Dash, and the Men’s and Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix.

The ‘Show Comes To Town, 26th May
Join the organisers of the Lincolnshire Show in City Square for a sneak peek at what this year’s event has to offer.


If you want to book your stay at the exclusive White Hart Hotel, don’t forget to book direct for the best deals and offers. Call us now on 01522 526 222 or visit

Title Try Our New Menu

We’re delighted to announce our new mouth-watering Summer menu which is bursting with locally-sourced produce and fantastic flavours.

With a mix a classic favourites and new, exciting dishes, we have something for every taste bud. Whether you’re an out-and-out meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, all of our menus have been refreshed ready for the summer months.

Discover what’s new

Grille’s A La Carte menu boasts five starters, nine mains and five deserts. As proud members of Select Lincolnshire, the menu is packed with produce from local suppliers including Redhill Farm, Scaman’s Eggs and Cote Hill Farm.

Choose from broccoli and spinach soup, mackerel pate, orange cured smoked duck, roasted baby aubergine salad or Redhill Farm pork terrine for starters followed by one of our award-winning mains, including rolled loin of rabbit, seared sea trout or roasted cauliflower.

You can view the full A La Carte menu by clicking here.

Amazing value

We’ve also changed the Five of Harts lunch menu but maintained the brilliant value as we offer two courses for £12.45 and three for £14.95. Your options include red pepper and Lincolnshire red cheese arancini to start, Redhill Farm pork Holstein for main and Scaman’s egg custard tart to finish.

You can view the full 5 of Harts lunch menu here.

‘We always try to set the benchmark with our food,’ explains Myles Mumby, head chef at the White Hart Hotel.  ‘We’re especially proud of our new menus, which continue to provide exquisite dishes. You’ll recognise some of our dishes but there are alternatives to the norm as well, always with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients.

‘We’re proud to work closely with local suppliers to ensure our food is produced is Lincolnshire when possible. The menus are available now and we’re looking forward to hearing feedback from our customers,’ adds Myles.

Reserve your table now by calling us on 01522 563 290, emailing or clicking here.


The White Hart Hotel is delighted to have been shortlisted for Hotel of the Year at Lincolnshire’s inaugural Tourism Excellence Awards.

The event is organised by Lincolnshire Media and has been established to promote excellence within the tourism sector across the county and recognise quality service. Held in association with Visit Lincoln, the awards highlight all areas of tourism in the county from high-street stores to hotels and everything in between.

‘It’s an honour and a privilege to have been shortlisted for Hotel of the Year,’ explains White Hart Hotel general manager Ian Robinson. ‘It’s exciting to have been recognised for our hard work in the new Tourism Excellence Awards, which will help continue to put Lincolnshire on the map as a UK tourist hotspot.

‘We work hard to ensure all our customers experience unparalleled service, enjoy excellent food and a relaxing stay. I would like to thank all the staff and team who have helped us achieve our goal of becoming Lincoln’s leading hotel,’ he adds.

The winners will be decided by the public, who are being asked to choose their favourites from the shortlists in each category. You can view the nominations by clicking here. The Hotel of the Year Award will be handed to the hotel which demonstrates excellent customer service, ease of booking and provides a memorable experience for its visitors.


Nominations are not the only involvement the White Hart Hotel has in the awards. We are proud to be part of Lincoln’s business network and therefore delighted to sponsor the Retailer of the Year award, which is open to both independent and multiple retailers. The winner will need to show how they have developed their store in the past 12 months to meet the needs of its shoppers before the award presentation takes place on Sunday 18th March.


Hotel of the Year is the first award nomination in 2018 for the White Hart Hotel. Last year, we won the prestigious Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards in the Best Venue and Best Restaurant categories. Those awards, now in their third year, also recognise the very best in Lincolnshire’s food, drink and hospitality industries.

Celebrate Mother’s Day At The White Hart Hotel

It’s time to thank that special someone for all their hard work and dedication over the years and there’s no better place to do it than the White Hart Hotel.

This Mother’s Day, we’re offering a fantastic four-course meal for just £22.50 per person! Children under the age of three can eat for free while four to eleven-year-olds can eat for half-price. And if you don’t fancy a four-course meal, don’t worry – we have a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea available for only £11.95 per person.

‘Mother’s Day is always a special time for us at the White Hart Hotel,’ explains general manager Ian Robinson. ‘It’s a real delight to see so many families coming together to celebrate the special day. That’s why we’ve created a fabulous menu and four-course meal offer, because we all know just how important our mums are and they deserve the best!’

Take a look at the menu below and don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment – call us on 01522 563 290 to secure your table on Sunday 11th March.

The White Hart Hotel Mother’s Day Menu 2018


Pea & spinach soup with mint oil & croutons

Chicken liver parfait with spiced fruit chutney, mixed leaves & melba toast

Scottish Smoked salmon with cornichons, lemon, crème fraiche & brown bread

Serrano ham with celeriac coleslaw, truffle oil & rocket

Main Courses

Roast topside of Lincolnshire beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Roast leg of Lincolnshire lamb with spring greens, roast potatoes & red wine jus

Slow roasted Redhill Farm pork belly with sage & onion mash,
honey Chantenay carrots & pork reduction

Poached Alfred Enderby smoked haddock with crab & chive risotto & watercress

Five spiced tofu with shiitake mushroom, chicory, udon noodles & miso broth


Chocolate, rum & coffee torte with crème Chantilly, chocolate pencil & sauce

Pimm’s berry trifle with strawberries, raspberries & blueberries

Rhubarb crumble with toasted almonds & vanilla ice cream

Ice cream & sorbet with puff pastry biscuit

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce & vanilla ice cream

To finish

Coffee, tea & truffles

Show your appreciation for all your Mother’s love and treat her to a celebratory meal at the White Hart Hotel.

Make This Valentine’s Day One To Remember

We’re coming up to that time of year when we get the chance to tell that special someone how much they mean to us and the part they play in our lives… yes, it’s nearly Valentine’s Day.

There’s no better place to enjoy a celebration of love than the award-winning White Hart Hotel. Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, in the shadow of beautiful Lincoln Cathedral, the White Hart’s bursting with character and romance. It’s the perfect place to say, ‘I love you’.

To mark the occasion, we have lovingly crafted a sumptuous menu guaranteed to delight any taste bud. A sparkling cocktail on arrival will be followed by a three-course meal to enjoy as you whisper sweet words across the table and absorb the ambience.

There are four courses to choose for starters, mains and deserts, as well as a bottle of house wine to sip as the evening unfolds, all for just £80 for two people.

The White Hart Hotel Valentine Menu


Carrot & honey soup with carrot fondant

Game terrine with cranberry jam, game chips, chestnut puree

Whisky cured salmon with orange jelly & micro salad

Textures of beetroot with whipped goats cheese, pickled walnuts & honey

Main Courses

8oz local sirloin steak with mushroom, tomato, watercress, hand cut chips & peppercorn sauce

Halibut steak with smoked bacon and cockle risotto, sautéed girolles & oyster leaf

Redhill farm free range pork ribeye with Calvados butter,
tomato, mushroom, watercress & hand cut chips

Five spice salted tofu with miso broth, braised chicory, shitake mushroom & udon noodle


Chocolate and strawberries with poached strawberries, chocolate mousse, chocolate soil,
strawberry gel, chocolate tart & strawberry milkshake

Local Cheese and biscuits with Myers plum loaf, celery, grapes, chutney & crackers

Blueberry panacotta with parma violet macaroon, white chocolate

Apple tart with blackberry sorbet, granola, butterfly sorrel & vanilla cream


If you’d like to treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Day meal at the White Hart Hotel, please contact us now on 01522 563 290. We advise booking soon to avoid disappointment. Please be aware we require a £20 non-refundable deposit when booking as well.

Merry Christmas

All the team at the White Hart Hotel would like to wish our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

It’s been an exciting year for us here at the White Hart, and we’re proud to have served you all throughout.

This year saw us refurbish and reopen the Grille restaurant, which looks fantastic with our new décor and has been praised for our sumptuous menu bursting with local ingredients and products. So much so in fact, that we were delighted to win Restaurant of the Year at the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

It’s not the only prestigious accolade we received either after scooping the Best Venue category as well. At the time, our general manager Ian Robinson said, ‘Winning Restaurant of the Year and Venue of the Year is a tremendous honour. We’re very proud that we’ve won awards two years in a row after winning Hotel of the Year in 2016 and we’d like to thank all the staff and team who have helped us achieve our goal of becoming Lincoln’s leading venue. We work hard to ensure all our customers experience unparalleled service and enjoy excellent food, so it’s great to get recognition for that with these prestigious awards.’

We’ve been lucky enough to host a variety of weddings through 2017 as well. It’s always a huge pleasure for us to see so many bright futures begin at our historic hotel.

It’s not over yet though, we have even more planned for next year as we continue to strive for excellence with our menus, both for food and cocktails, service, and more.

So, we’ll look forward to seeing you in 2018 but before that, have a fantastic Christmas full of fun and happiness, followed by a wonderful New Year.

From all the team at the White Hart Hotel.