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!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Why the past 12 months will help make 2019 our best year yet

From all the team here at the White Hart Hotel, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

It’s been yet another busy, but extremely enjoyable year with a lot of wonderful memories shared with thousands of guests.

Whether it’s providing bedroom suites, helping couples say “I do”, hosting business and charity functions, or serving up beautiful dishes in our award-winning Grille Restaurant, we’ve been lucky enough to accommodate thousands of guests in 2018.

Surprisingly, we’re still standing and just wanted to say a massive thank you for making the past year possible.

Here are some of our highlights.

 

Our 2018 highlights

In a bid to make the White Hart Hotel even more special, we gave our rooftop terrace a fancy lick of paint and a few defining features to ensure it was in keeping with its beautiful surroundings.

The new refurbishment project means that it’s not only the perfect place to watch the sunset every evening or gaze at the stars above, but it’s also a top setting for summer or winter wedding photographs too.

Our attention to detail was recognised by the Taste of Excellence Awards too, as they gave the White Hart Hotel a Gold Citation in the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ categories, as well as naming us as a Finalist in the ‘Hotel of the Year’ category.

This is a testament to our team’s hard work and the loyalty our wonderful customers have shown us over the past 12 months.

In particular, we’ve worked very hard to form key partnerships with local food sources and perfect our winter menu as a whole.

Myles Mumby, our head chef says: “Our winter menu demonstrates to you our creativity and a real taste of Britain, using locally sourced produce from within our wonderful country.

As a true ‘Yellowbelly’, my passion for everything Lincolnshire is endless. I have been fortunate enough to meet many local suppliers, build solid relationships and develop a strong sense of using seasonal ingredients to ensure complimentary flavour combinations.”

Paired with our staff’s desire to go the extra mile for our guests, both our hotel and wedding venues have continued to flourish.

You can read more about our recent award recognition in our previous blog.

 

Getting married in 2019?

If you’re looking for a perfect spring, summer, autumn or winter wedding venue in 2019, look no further.

Nestled in the heart of the Historic Quarter of Lincoln, our 600-year-old hotel is situated between Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, making it the perfect location for a truly memorable day.

And with two luxury venues capable of accommodating up to 50 and 100 people and a collection of beautiful suites to stay in, we really do have everything you need for a memorable 2019 wedding or civil partnership.

For more information about our wedding services, get in touch with our specialist team here.

Once again, we hope you have a memorable Christmas and New Year. If you fancy celebrating with us over the festive holidays, we’re open throughout the whole of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

See you soon.

Our triple success at the Taste of Excellence Awards

The White Hart Hotel is recognised for culinary and hospitality excellence

Here at the White Hart Hotel, we’re proud to announce that we were recognised in three categories at the Taste of Excellence Awards on 1st November 2018.

These include:

  • Gold citation – The Restaurant of the Year
  • Finalists – The Hotel of the Year
  • Gold citation – The Wedding Venue of the Year

Associated with Lincolnshire Life magazine, the awards recognise some of the finest venues and restaurants around the county.

Every category is voted for by the people of Lincolnshire, which makes our trio of nominations extra special.

So how did we do it?

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Our winter food inspiration

To be recognised at such a prestigious food and drink awards largely boils down to our new winter menu.

Our head chef, Myles Mumby says: “Our winter menu demonstrates to you our creativity and a real taste of Britain, using locally sourced produce from within our wonderful country.

As a true ‘Yellowbelly’, my passion for everything Lincolnshire is endless. I have been fortunate enough to meet many local suppliers, build solid relationships and develop a strong sense of using seasonal ingredients to ensure complimentary flavour combinations.

In particular, our Redhill Farm pork done three ways and the Root vegetable, apricot and Skegness Blue cheese bake with chestnut crumble dishes really encompassed this vision and played an integral part in us being awarded a gold citation in the Restaurant of the Year category.”

On reflection, we think our passion to use local produce in our a la carte menu, as well as offering a great deal with our 5 of Harts deal on our lunch menu, has really helped put a smile on the faces of our guests.

And not to mention our infamous Steak Night every Thursday, where guests can enjoy an 8oz ribeye steak, 8oz lamb rump or roasted half-chicken in honey and mustard, two sides and a drink for just £15 per person.

Winter food oozing quality and value is clearly a winning formula if the Taste of Excellence Awards and our AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence earlier this year are anything to go by.

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The importance of a good venue

To match our head chef’s fine attention to detail, our hospitality team have also been working extremely hard over the last 12 months to create a venue which excels in hosting weekend getaways and plush wedding ceremonies.

This all stems from the way we’ve designed our executive rooms right through to the way we’ve arranged our wedding spaces.

Lincolnshire Life magazine and the people who voted have clearly identified a distinct difference in the way that we treat our guests and our passion to provide an unparalleled service.

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Experience the ‘Taste of Excellence’ for yourself

If you want to come and experience our new winter menu, book a table today.

Or alternatively, if you’re on the hunt for a weekend getaway or wedding venues in Lincolnshire, give us a call on +44 (0) 1522 526 222.

We look forward to seeing you soon.