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.


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.

Experience the taste of winter

Introducing our new Winter Menu at the White Hart Hotel

Just because there’s a chill in the air and the nights grow longer doesn’t mean that it’s all doom and gloom. In fact, here at the White Hart Hotel, we’ve put together something very special to help warm your cockles and satisfy your soul.

Our head chef, Myles Mumby, has reinvented some classic dishes and combined some unique flavours for you to enjoy this winter. He 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.

So, whether you’re just looking for tasty winter food or somewhere in Lincolnshire with a fine Christmas menu, the White Hart Hotel is the place to go.


An afternoon delight

When you’re having a tough day at work or need a perfect Christmas menu to please an office party, our winter lunch options are an ideal solution.

With a variety of new delicious meat and vegetarian courses to try, it makes sense to take advantage of our fantastic 5 of Harts lunch offer.

For only £12.45, you can sample two courses from our new menu. Or if you’re feeling particularly peckish and like a sweet with your savoury, you can upgrade to three courses for only £2.50 extra.

A fine way to finish your day

As well as our lunch menu, we’ve also given our A La Carte menu a winter flourish too. Filled with scintillating seafood dishes capturing the beautiful tastes of the ocean, tender meat dishes encompassing the Lincolnshire countryside and vegetarian combinations packed with flavour.

Our winter A La Carte menu is bigger, bolder and bursting with irresistible delights.


Make your visit extra special

Here at the White Hart Hotel, we believe the little things make a big difference. That’s why we also offer a variety of extras to make your experience with us even more memorable.

For instance, if you’re bringing a loved one to our Grille to taste our new winter menu, why not tell them how much you care with a box of delicious handmade chocolates. Using our local chocolatier on Steep Hill, we’ll place the order, pick them up and make sure that they’re waiting for your plus one when they sit down at the table.

We can also serve up our finest champagne or organise a stunning arrangement of flowers for your partner on arrival as well. For more information, take a look here.

If you want to take in the Lincoln Christmas market and enjoy a few days of winter shopping, we have a wide variety of rooms and executive rooms for you to stay in.


Every one of them is precisely designed to give our guests a pleasurable and comfortable stay. You’ll have access to all modern facilities and a light, airy space to rest after your beautiful meal.

So what are you waiting for? Join us in our award-winning Grille restaurant this winter and enjoy a celebration of British culinary excellence.

To see our new winter menu in full, simply click here or call +44 (0) 1522 563 290  to make a booking today.

4 Reasons Why the White Hart Hotel Should Host Your

Christmas Party

The festive season may feel like an eternity away, but Christmas party venues hit capacity very early. Here at the White Hart Hotel, several businesses and parties have already ‘wrapped up’ their Christmas plans with us this year.

Whether you just want a table for six friends or need the space to host a party of 150 employees, we can cater for all of your needs.

So what makes us the best place in Lincoln to host a Christmas party?

Here are four compelling reasons which make us a cracking choice.


A mouth-watering menu

Our restaurant and bar serve a sumptuous Christmas lunch or dinner menu. Starting from only £19.75 per person, every guest can choose a starter, main, dessert and finishing treat.

We’re also very proud to state that all of our produce is locally sourced, ensuring you only experience the freshest foods.

At such a competitive price, your Christmas party will be treated to a delicious three-course banquet without paying over the odds.


Accommodation for weary heads

If you choose our evening Christmas party package, you can make your party’s journey from bar to bed extremely simple.

Here at the White Hart Hotel, we have a vast array of luxury bedrooms and suites for you to choose from.

Every room has been designed to incorporate traditional elements, but with a modern twist for a tranquil and comfortable stay.

You’ll also find everything your guests need before and after the Christmas party commences – including a digital TV, a kettle, telephone, dresser, hairdryer and iron.

And at least if there are a few fuzzy heads in the morning after the Christmas party, your guests won’t have far to walk to experience a scrumptious breakfast in our restaurant.

You can see further information and images of our accommodation here.


Location, location, location

Whether you plan to continue partying way into the night or just want to pick a Christmas party venue that’s easy to get to, the White Hart Hotel is ideal.

Centrally located in the Cathedral Quarter, we’re easy to find and are close to all of the surrounding attractions.

Overlooking Lincoln Cathedral, our balcony view gives you an idyllic snapshot of a city steeped in British history.

Just make sure you bring your camera for a Christmas party selfie!


Because you said so

We have a whole host of great reviews from our previous guests. Here are a few examples to give you an idea of the service you’ll receive from the White Hart Hotel.

“Absolutely love this place. I have been many times. The staff are so lovely and always make our stay memorable. The food is good and the rooms are tastefully decorated. I can highly recommend the cocktail bar too.

 And to top it off, it is right next to the cathedral, Lincoln Castle and is only a 10-minute walk from town. Couldn’t ask for a more perfect hotel in the most perfect surroundings.”

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“This is a brilliant hotel. The service is polite and the staff are very helpful. The room we stayed in was very clean. The breakfast was freshly cooked to order. The waiters were exceptionally helpful even when it was very busy. We had a meal in the restaurant in the early evening. Good value for 2 courses. We would definitely stay here again.”



The proof is in the pudding

If you want to experience a Christmas at the White Hart Hotel, there’s no time like the present to pop on down and see us in person.


To avoid disappointment, give us a call on +44 (0) 1522 526 222 or email today.

Summer Weddings in Lincoln

The perfect setting for a summer wedding, Lincoln is a beautiful and picturesque city with a rich history and heritage. Nestled in the heart of the historic cathedral quarter, the White Hart Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. With its stylish contemporary décor and historic, traditional setting, the hotel is a truly exceptional venue for a wedding.  We’ve had the honour of hosting many unique and wonderful weddings at the White Hart Hotel, and our experienced team will ensure you have a special and memorable day.

We offer a range of beautiful wedding suites and a variety of bespoke services to suit your individual requirements, for a wedding specially tailored to you. From intimate family gatherings to large wedding parties, we have the venue space, facilities and services to host the wedding of your dreams. From live music to DJs, banquet dinners to buffets, we will help you plan every detail of your ideal wedding.


Summer Weddings

There are many wonderful benefits to having a summer wedding, from the beautiful sunshine and warm weather to the blooming of colourful flowers.

Conveniently located in the historic quarter, the White Hart Hotel is close to some of Lincoln’s most picturesque sights, ideal for beautiful and unique wedding photos. The hotel overlooks the stunning Cathedral, the perfect backdrop for romantic photography. On the hotel’s doorstop, the twist and turns of Bailgate’s cobbled lanes set a brilliant stage for quirky and unique photos to commemorate your special day.

Summer weddings also have the advantage of offering many different possibilities in terms of themes and attire. Bright and vibrant colours are perfect for a summer wedding, with a wide variety of flower arrangements to choose from to make a statement. Our preferred local supplier, Chamber Florist offers a selection of summer wedding flower arrangements that look beautiful against the traditional backdrop of the hotel. Summer weddings also usually mean more options for your attire – with warmer weather allowing the wedding party and guests to wear lighter, brighter clothing without the need for cover-ups and jackets.   Wedding guests can make bolder choices, with floral prints and bright block colours, or opt for the more subtle pastel palate.

At the White Hart Hotel, we offer a variety of catering options that are perfect for a summer wedding. We offer a seasonal menu, sourcing fresh, local ingredients from Lincolnshire to create outstanding dishes. Whether you choose from our seasonal options or create a bespoke menu with our catering team, we serve only the highest quality and most delicious food for all to enjoy.


Weddings at the White Hart Hotel

For more intimate weddings our Bailgate Suite is the perfect setting, offering stunning views over the historic quarter of the city. With a capacity for 40-50, the Bailgate Suite can be set up for intimate ceremonies or a dining room, to suit your unique requirements. For larger weddings, the King Richard and Eastgate Suites offer the joint capacity of 200, with a fully equipped private bar. The unique round-glass ceiling allows plenty of natural sunlight, while the air-con system ensures guests stay cool in the summer.

Our venues are fully licenced for civil weddings and partnerships, and we are honoured to host ceremonies at the White Hart Hotel. We offer a range of wedding packages for ceremonies and receptions, whether you would like our full or specific services. Our Wedding and Events Manager, Helen Ullyatt, is very experienced at organising White Hart Hotel weddings and can assist you throughout your wedding planning.

We also have a range of options for wedding parties staying at the White Hart Hotel. With 50 beautiful rooms and suites, we offer special wedding rates and exclusive discounts for wedding parties. For the bride and groom, we offer a beautiful suite with stunning views over the Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and beyond.


If you would like to celebrate your wedding at the White Hart Hotel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

For more information, view our wedding packages on our website.


Enjoy planning your perfect summer wedding!

Top Lincoln Activities in the Summer

Whether you’re a Lincoln local or visiting the city for the first time, there is a long list of fabulous activities to enjoy this summer! The perfect place for a city break, Lincoln offers a vibrant culture, rich history and fabulous food and drink.

For those of you visiting Lincoln from afar, the White Hart Hotel is situated in an ideal location to explore all the city has to offer, only a few steps away from Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter and Castle Hill.

Read on to find out our top picks for summer activities in Lincoln and beyond!


Outdoor fun in the sun:

Doddington Hall & Gardens

For a fabulous day out in Lincolnshire, Doddington Hall & Gardens is a beautiful Elizabethan Mansion with 5 acres of stunning gardens to explore. During the summer, they host a wide range of activities, from floristry training to a gin masterclass.


Location: Doddington (5 miles away)

Price: £7 – £10.50 (adults)

Perfect for: a romantic walk around the gardens for couples.

Bike routes through the city & countryside

One of Lincoln’s great outdoor activities, Lincolnshire offers many picturesque bike routes to explore, whether you’re an avid cyclist or a beginner! You can bring your own bike, or hire a bike using the convenient ‘hirebike’ stations around the city.


Location: Lincolnshire

Price: Free

Perfect for: all the family

Pure Land Japanese Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil gardens, with the world’s first crystal garden, a pagoda, a Zen garden and a Japanese Tea-House.


Location: North Clifton, Nottinghamshire (11 miles away)

Price: £6 – £7 (adults)

Perfect for: couples & families – an escape away from the city

Activities for all the family:

Lincoln mystery treasure trail

The perfect family-day out during the Lincolnshire school holidays, this self-guided tour is a great way to explore Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter. Download the booklet online (link to booking), and see where the clues take you!


Location: Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln

Price: £6.99

Perfect for: families of 4-5 people

Rand Farm Park

In a beautiful countryside setting on the outskirts of Lincoln, Rand Farm Park offers lots of farm animals to see, pet and cuddle, and a whole range of other fun indoor and outdoor activities, from tractor rides to an indoor play-barn.


Location: Rand, Lincoln

Price: £7.95 – £9.95 (adults, online)

Perfect for: a fun family day-out


Historical & cultural must-dos:

 The Collection

An award-winning archaeological museum and art gallery in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, you can explore the rich history of Lincolnshire throughout the ages.


Location: Danes Terrace, Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: everyone – enjoy on your own or with family and friends

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is host to a wide range of activities, from its picturesque grounds and the Medieval Wall Walk to the Georgian & Victorian Prison and the Archaeological Exhibition.


Location: Castle Hill, Lincoln

Price: Free – £13.50

Perfect for: a fun & informative family day-out

Lincoln Cathedral

This stunning gothic Cathedral in the heart of Lincoln, once the tallest building in the world, is the perfect place to explore Lincoln’s rich religious history. Explore the Cathedral with a guided tour to find out about the fascinating history of this stunning building.


Location: Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln

Price: Free – £8

Perfect for: cultural & architectural enthusiasts & novices alike


Shopping in Lincoln:

Lincoln’s unique markets

Lincoln is host to a wide range of food, art, crafts and antique markets that offer a fun & fabulous day out in the sunshine. View this summer’s full market programme online (link to programme).


Location: Throughout Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: everyone – who doesn’t love a market!?

Bailgate shopping

 The historic Bailgate street is host to a wide range of independent boutiques, unique and quirky shops and fabulous places to eat & drink, including the White Hart Hotel’s Grille Restaurant & Bar.


Location: Bailgate, Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: families & couples alike.

Eat & drink Lincoln:

The White Hart Hotel’s award-winning Grille Restaurant & Bar offers a stunning a la carte summer menu in a stylish and relaxing setting. Using only fresh, local ingredients, Grille offers high quality and delicious food, every day of the week.


View our a la carte, special lunch and Sunday lunch menus on our website, and make a reservation today.


We hope this has given you some fun ideas for days out in Lincolnshire! Have a fabulous summer holiday! 

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.