4 Reasons to Host Your Functions at the White Hart Hotel

Discover why the White Hart Hotel should be your first choice for an event in Lincoln

Whether you’re looking for a venue in Lincoln that’s fit for weddings, social events, live music, banquets or corporate meetings, the White Hart Hotel is built to host stellar functions.

To give you an idea of how we can help make your next event super special, we’ve put together a few standards and features you can expect from us.

Stunning location

They say that first impressions are everything. So, if you’re welcoming esteemed guests or business prospects, you must start on the right note.

The White Hart Hotel is not only centrally located, but it’s situated between the gorgeous medieval splendour of Lincoln Cathedral and the historic Castle walls.

Dating back to 1387, our venue is steeped in history and captures the breathtaking workmanship of this period.

And if that wasn’t enough, we also offer access to the rooftop (on request), where guests can take in the gorgeous city backdrop while sipping on their favourite tipple.

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A variety of function rooms

Whether you’re planning a small party or a grander event, we have various function rooms that can hold up to 140 guests.

The Tank Room is the ideal way to impress a handful of business associates, with traditional décor and a theme celebrating the history of military tanks – which were first designed and built in Lincoln. Similarly, The Wellington is built to welcome up to 10-12 people like The Tank Room. However, this function room adopts a more contemporary style and is made for private dining.

If you’re looking for a bit more space, The Eastgate can hold up to 70 guests for a private ceremony or 50 guests for a dinner. The King Richard and The Eastgate combined can hold up to 150 guests for a dinner. Whereas, The Bailgate Suite is perfect for hosting intimate wedding receptions and parties of 40 to 50 guests.

You also have the choice of booking our largest function space, the King Richard Suite. Accommodating dinners for up to 100 or ‘theatre style’ conferences for up to 140, this grand offering is designed to cater for large groups.

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 Award-winning quality

When you choose to host your functions or big events at the White Hart Hotel, you’ll receive an award-winning experience from start to finish.

Guests can enjoy the exquisite taste and ambience of our restaurant and bar, the superb service from our hospitality team and the comfort of our luxury rooms – all of which have garnered multiple awards.

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We have everything you need

From food to equipment, we have everything required for functions, weddings, live music, meetings and social events.

Our head chef, Myles Mumby can whip up finger buffets or a beautiful banquet, depending on your requirements and the type of occasion. Afternoon tea is always available as well if you want to keep things light.

For weddings, charity events and business events, you’ll have access to a PA system, stationery and a wide range of other equipment.

What’s more, all of the meeting rooms have air-conditioning and let in natural day-light to help instantly lift the mood among guests.

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Start planning your function today

If you like the sound of our venue or you’d like to find out more about our prices, please get in touch via phone, email or our online enquiry form.

Our expert hospitality team will work with you to ensure that every last detail is covered and you’re all set for an incredible function.

In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest updates on our venue and exclusive offers.

Activities and events you can’t afford to miss this summer in Lincoln

A handy guide on the best things to do in Lincoln during the warmer months

Looking to pencil in a fun activity into your diary this summer?

Come rain or shine, there are some incredible things to do in Lincoln over the next couple of months.

From historical sightseeing to live music festivals, the fun never stops in the beating heart of Lincolnshire. To help give you a little taste of what’s to come, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best activities and events taking place this summer in Lincoln.

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A bit of retail therapy

If you fancy popping a few tags and buying something nice, Steep Hill is home to a variety of quaint boutique shops.

Forget common high-street retailers, you’ll be surrounded by vintage clothing, antiques and unique pieces of art.

If that’s right up your street, then you should head to the Makers’ Market, which takes place on selected days throughout the summer in Lincoln. Or to stock up on the freshest local produce, take a trip to the Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft Market on 10th August between 9am and 3pm.

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Lincoln Cathedral tour

If you’re looking for things to do in Lincoln that involve soaking up its rich history, then embark on a tour around Lincoln Cathedral.

Take in the breathtaking architecture, Magna Carta facsimile, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Fossils in the Nave floor. No trip to Lincoln is complete without visiting this landmark.

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Lincoln 1940s Weekend

Engulf yourself in the spirit of wartime Britain with two-days of period and vintage activities and displays. From live 1940s music and dance to Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts and living history displays, it’s set to be a remarkable couple of days in Lincoln this summer.

The Lincoln 1940s Weekend takes place between 10th and 11th August, so be sure to make a note in your diary and cancel any other plans.

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Festivals

Choose a kindred spirit and share impossible stories with them this summer in Lincoln.

As far as festivals go, nothing quite compares to Lost Village. Taking place in an abandoned woodland village in Lincolnshire, you’ll enter into a surreal world that’s been misplaced in the sands of time. For one day only (22nd August), you can experience live music and exceptional food surrounded by relics of the past and deep woodland.

Alternatively, the Lincoln Morris Festival on 7th September is an equally as joyous occasion, with groups from around the county filling the streets wearing colourful clothes and dancing the day away.

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A round of golf

Nothing quite gets you into the swing of summer like playing a round of golf. The Lincoln Golf Club has garnered the reputation as having some of the finest putting surfaces in the East Midlands and training facilities.

It even hosted the Gents and Ladies County Championships in 2017. Prices are affordable and the staff are always ready to welcome new members.

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Grand Medieval Joust

If you want something unusual to do in Lincoln this summer, trot down to the Grand Medieval Joust on 3rd and 4th August between 10am and 5.30pm at Lincoln Castle.

This two-day medieval tournament showcases the Sport of Kings in all its glory. Only one brave knight will be crowned the winner!

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Join us for afternoon tea

Talking of famous tea parties, you can always have a spot of your own at our award-winning hotel.

During the course of afternoon tea, our team will serve up a delectable selection of cakes, fancies, sandwiches and teas. You can even save some of them for later or to give to someone else as a gift.

It’s a beautiful way of catching up with friends while tasting the finer things in life.

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Make a weekend of it this summer in Lincoln

If you like the sound of a few of these things to do in Lincoln, don’t try to cram all of them in over one day.

Conveniently located right in the centre of the city, the White Hart Hotel is regarded as one of the best hotels in Lincoln. With luxurious bedrooms and suites, you can escape normality and relish a truly unforgettable staycation. Each and every room is sophisticated and traditional, containing all of the modern comforts you need for a perfect retreat after a long day of exploring.

You’ll even have an opportunity to sample our irresistible summer menu in our award-winning Grille restaurant.
To find out more, visit our website here.

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Summer has finally arrived at the White Hart Hotel

Experience the freshest new summer menu in Lincoln

The time has come to dust off your favourite sunglasses and bask in the glorious British sunshine. (Or at least we hope!)

Either way, the White Hart Hotel has you covered come rain or shine, thanks to our new summer menu.

Using the finest ingredients and the innovative imagination of our head chef, Myles Mumby, we have a scintillating selection of dishes which celebrate the joyous tastes of summer cooking.

Pair our new menu with a glass of prosecco, a sweet cocktail, pint of lager or another refreshing tipple, and you have all the ingredients you need for a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of historic Lincoln.

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Summer food at its finest

The new summer menu is all about combining local produce and elevating them to create beautiful dishes which encapsulate the true British summertime.

In comparison to the hearty feel of our winter menu, these new starters, mains and desserts are lighter and packed with even more flavours.

For starters, you can choose from a number of feel-good classics like our English pea soup with Red Hill Farm ham hock bonbons, goats cheese cheesecake and the Prawn & Alfred Enderby smoked salmon mousse.

If the sun is shining, we highly recommend the pan-fried seabass served with potato noisette, samphire, garlic and parsley hollandaise or mouth-watering asparagus tart with sunset blue cheese, red onion marmalade, candied beetroot and carrot top vierge.

When it’s a miserable rainy day, the rolled chicken breast with red pepper sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, grilled chorizo and baby courgettes is the ideal way to transport yourself to a quiet coastal town in sunny Spain.

Or for an authentic dose of summer, we have some of Lincolnshire’s finest cuts of meat waiting to be grilled, including ribeye and sirloin steaks, Bluefin tuna steak, Tomahawk steak (ideal for sharing!) and the Red Hill Farm pork cutlet. All of these are served with your choice of two sides.

And if you can squeeze one more course in, we have some scrumptious desserts on our summer menu to help finish your meal on the sweetest of notes. From a refreshing selection of ice creams and strawberry soup to our rich olive oil and pistachio sponge and chocolate praline truffle dishes, there’s something to please all tastes.

Hungry yet?

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Locally sourced produce

Here at the White Hart Hotel, we pride ourselves on delivering quality food. However, the only way to achieve this is by using the freshest ingredients.

As a “true yellowbelly”, head chef Myles Mumby has used his wealth of experience and connections with the local community to source the very best local produce available.

This includes seafood suppliers from the world-renowned seaport in Grimsby and Red Hill Farm’s lovely free-range meats.

We also use some of the county’s top local farmers to provide us with the juiciest organic vegetables and freshest dairy products to help ensure our summer food is bursting with flavour.

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Go the extra mile

Our award-winning restaurant and hotel are conveniently located next to some of the best attractions in the city centre, such as Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.

So, why not make a weekend of it?

Not only do we serve the most delicious local summer food, but we have various luxury rooms and executive suites for you to retreat in as well.

We can even take care of the little (but very wonderful) things like having a bottle of champagne on ice or a bouquet of flowers waiting upon arrival.

If you’re on the hunt to do something different this Easter holiday, you could always tie your stay in with our devilishly delightful Easter Sunday chocolate afternoon tea. For only £14.95 per person, you’ll be treated to a selection of sandwiches, chocolate cakes, scones, teas and coffees.

To check availability or to make a booking to taste our new summer menu, simply call +44 (0) 1522 526 222 or email info@whitehart-lincoln.co.uk.

You can also find out more details about all of our incredible dining offers we have available here.

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7 Half-Term Activities in Lincoln

Make half-term awesome for the kids by trying some of these local activities

Trying to avoid any “ I’m bored” comments this half-term? Come rain or shine, there are lots of things to do in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.

To help inspire you to super dad, mum or relative status, here are some of our top activity picks to try this Easter half-term and beyond.

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Explore the city

Walking around the Cathedral grounds and the city itself is the perfect starting point if you’re feeling a bit indecisive on what to do.

After taking in the beautiful architecture and following in the footsteps of past kings and conquerors, you can break for lunch in our Grille restaurant or check out some of the UK’s finest boutique shops in search for the best toy!

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Get active at Yarborough Leisure Centre

Burn some of your kid’s energy off by taking them to the Yarborough Leisure Centre in the north of Lincoln.

Over the school holidays, they put on a variety of sports coaching, swimming lessons and sports camps for your little ones to enjoy.

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Go ghost hunting

If you’re looking for a day of frills and spills, you can enjoy the haunting stories of the city of Lincoln on its famous ghost walk.

With prices starting from only £3 for children and £5 for adults, this fun Easter half-term activity is shockingly good value for money!

Pick up a crafty bargain at the market

Throughout the year, Lincoln is home to some of the coolest craft markets in the UK. Spend an hour or two getting your little one’s creative juices flowing at a wide-range of unique stalls.

It’s the perfect excuse to pick up a few arts and craft supplies for their very own Mona Lisa masterpiece!

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Play at The Collection

Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for your little explorer to enjoy. Activities include:

  • dressing up as a princess, a knight or a dragon (with a portrait photo opportunity)
  • creating a work of art to take home
  • designing their own Roman shield or Medieval pot
  • hunting the plesiosaur
  • coin rubbing
  • access to felt castles, dragon puppets and wooden dinosaurs
  • soft toys and activities for babies
  • plus much more.

And if your child still isn’t tired after all that playing, you can always take them around the rest of The Collection.

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Don’t say “neigh” to Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses is home to more than 400 horses, ponies and donkeys waiting for you to meet. These award-winning facilities are just 20 minutes by road from the city of Lincoln and make for an exciting day for all the family.

Activities include pony grooming, endless walkways for dogs to enjoy, a café, picnic area and cool play park.

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Come and see us!

Here at the White Hart Hotel, we’re perfectly situated in the centre of Lincoln city, meaning you can access all of the other Easter half-term activities with ease via foot or public transport. Not only do we have a vast range of luxury bedrooms and suites for the whole family to enjoy, but we also boast an award-winning restaurant too!

Join us for a sumptuous afternoon tea where your little one can tuck into some of the sweetest delectables around. Or if you’re looking to replenish energy levels with a wholesome meal after a day of exploring, come and sample our winter menu in our relaxing restaurant and bar. So there you have it! For more inspiration on things to do in Lincoln, check out Visit Lincoln.

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Treat someone to a romantic weekend getaway

The White Hart Hotel has all the elements to get pulses racing

Looking for a romantic weekend away in Lincoln? Then check-in to the White Hart Hotel.

We have an array of luxury bedrooms and suites to choose from – including our four poster rooms and executive suites.

Every room combines elegant luxury with traditional furnishings and antiques to set the perfect ambience for your romantic getaway.

With many of our rooms offering breath-taking views of the cathedral or castle, it isn’t hard to see why so many couples choose to stay at the White Hart Hotel.

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Explore Lincoln

Another reason why we’re recognised as one of the most desirable hotels in Lincoln for a romantic weekend away is our location.

We’re situated in the heart of the vibrant ancient city, making it easy for you and your loved one to get lost in a day of wonderful sightseeing.

You can even take a long romantic stroll around one of Visit Lincoln’s top 4 walks or participate in the #LoveLincolnTrail selfie challenge for the chance to win some top prizes, including a £60 meal voucher at Cosy Club and bed & breakfast at DoubleTree by Hilton. Just be sure to capture your good side!

Or if you’d rather swap the tour guides and long walks for a touch of retail therapy, revel in the city’s best boutique shops located right outside the hotel.

However, no romantic weekend away in Lincoln would be complete without a trip to The Collection.

Open daily between 10am and 4pm, you can take in some of Lincolnshire’s finest pieces of art and archaeological discoveries without having to spend a penny.

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Taste excellency

All of that exploring together can work up quite an appetite, so delving into our new winter menu at our award-winning Grille restaurant and bar can help to top off a truly memorable day.

Head Chef, Myles Mumby, uses only the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers to reinvent some classic winter food dishes.

Every bite is designed to stimulate your senses and put a smile on your face – making it the perfect recipe for a successful romantic weekend away in Lincoln.

Just make sure you save some room to indulge in one of our irresistible desserts – including the flavours of The Black Forest, a spiced plum pain perdu, treacle tart and compressed apple dishes.

In the daytime, you can also arrange to see the sights of Lincoln from our refurbished terrace during the week (Sunday to Thursday) accompanied with a tipple from our fantastic drinks menu.

Overlooking the scenic Lincolnshire backdrop, you’ll have the opportunity to take some stunning photos to capture the unforgettable memories spent together at the White Hart Hotel.

Alternatively, if you get a bit peckish during the daytime, you can always swap the bubbly for a spot of afternoon tea.

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Save a pretty penny on your booking

The good news is that you can enjoy a romantic weekend away in Lincoln for a special price – thanks to our Sunday Night Delight offer. For just £165.00, you and a loved one will get dinner (£25 allowance per person), breakfast, two-pre dinner cocktails and a standard double or twin bedroom suite.

So you can use the money saved on a romantic weekend away in Lincoln to buy a special gift for them instead!

To make a booking today, simply visit our website here.

Join us for the Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz in aid of LIVES

On Thursday 21st February 2019, we’re proud to be hosting the Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz in aid of LIVES Charity.

The evening includes a pink fizz reception, an irresistible two-course sausage supper, quiz and charity raffle.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network with other businesses and associates in a night which is set to make a real positive impact to peoples’ lives.

The Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz will take place in our luxurious Eastgate Suite, which boasts its own private entrance and bar facility.

With 20 teams of five people expected to be in attendance, this charity event is set to be a real banger!

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Who are LIVES Charity?

The Lincolnite (Stonebow Media), Ringrose Law and DPS Digital have all teamed up to create the Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz.

This event is a chance for a variety of Lincolnshire businesses to get together and raise money for a worthy cause.

LIVES is a Lincolnshire charity with over 700 highly trained volunteers who work tirelessly to respond to 999 medical emergencies in and around the local area.

Talking to callers, their team play a critical role in keeping people safe, calm and alive before passing over to the ambulance service.

All proceedings acquired through the entry fee and charity raffle for the Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz will help raise awareness of LIVES across the country and keep them actively helping our community in the foreseeable future.

An award-winning experience

In exchange for your presence, you and your guests will be treated to a true experience.

The night starts with a glass of pink fizz on arrival, every guest will then taste a sumptuous two-course sausage supper from our award-winning chefs.

This includes some of the finest sausages sourced from Redhill Farm, served with creamy mash, onion gravy and seasonal vegetables – or a suitable alternative for vegetarians.

After the sausage supper, guests can then indulge in a delicious black cherry baked cheesecake and cleanse their palate with one of their favourite tipples.

Guests can even make a night of it by booking one of our luxurious rooms or suites – where they will have access to our beautiful restaurant and bar area as well.

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Having been recently shortlisted in the Restaurant of the Year and Hotel of the Year categories at the Taste of Excellence Awards, you and your guests are guaranteed a truly unforgettable evening.

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How do I book?

The good news is that we still have a few spaces left for this exciting LIVES charity event. To register your team of five for just £100, simply fill out your details here.

Or if you’re looking for charity venues in Lincolnshire to host your next big event, take a look at our range of plush meeting suites.

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How we can help you keep your New Year’s resolution

The White Hart Hotel is here to help you kick-start 2019 in the right fashion

As we embark on a new and exciting year ahead, there’s always the small matter of New Year’s resolutions.

But as you probably know, they aren’t exactly easy to keep – especially when January is labelled the most depressing month of the year by experts.

However, here at the White Hart Hotel, we believe it’s one of the best periods in the calendar year. It’s a time of fresh starts, warm cosy nights next to the fireplace and the opportunity to sample our winter menu in our award-winning Grille restaurant and bar.

So to help you shake the January Blues and keep your New Year’s resolutions bang on track, we’ve included a few ways in which our hospitality can come in handy.

 

Get together with friends more

If you’ve promised to see your pals more often, why not do it in style at the White Hart Hotel.

Our Room Bar is sophisticated, cosy and has the perfect ambience for a good old catch up.

Enjoy a drink together over a light bite to eat from our bar menu and start creating more special memories together.

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Dry January

Just because alcohol is off the menu, it doesn’t mean you can’t visit us all year!

Our Afternoon Tea is an ideal alternative, giving you the choice of an array of classic teas and a selection of delectable cakes, baked to perfection.

We truly are one of the best afternoon tea spots in Lincoln. Who needs gin anyway?

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Eating healthier

If you’re on a health kick this year, we’re here to spot you.

Healthy eating in Lincoln isn’t always easy. But with our new winter menu, you can enjoy hearty meals using only the freshest ingredients from local suppliers.

So you not only know what’s in your food, but you’ll actually enjoy it too. After all, we were handed a gold citation at the 2018 Taste of Excellence awards in the Restaurant of the Year category.

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Do something for charity/give something back

Giving back to the community is a very selfless New Year’s resolution to have. Whether this is achieved by raising money via running a marathon or putting on a big charity fundraising event.

For the latter, we are recognised as one of the top charity venues for hire in Lincoln. With five dedicated meeting and function rooms catering from two to 150 people, there’s enough capacity to host a successful event.

All of our charity venues also include a PA system, air conditioning, natural daylight and a selection of equipment as well.

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Give your loved one more attention/take more time for yourself

Sometimes a New Year’s resolution can be about focusing more on yourself or that someone special in your life.

Our Grille restaurant is the ideal setting for a romantic meal in Lincoln – whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or for no reason at all.

Alternatively, you can turn this gesture of goodwill into an experience via our Feel Good Friday and Sunday Night Delight offers. Starting from only £120.00 for two people, you can unwind with cocktails and dinner, then retreat to one of our luxurious bedroom suites.

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So what are you waiting for?

For more information on any of our services or packages, visit www.whitehart-lincoln.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1522 526 222 today.

Have a great year!