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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

WHITE HART HOTEL IS AWARDED BEST RESTAURANT IN LINCOLN

The White Hart Hotel is delighted to have won the prestigious Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards in the Best Venue and Best Restaurant categories.

The multi-award winning White Hart Hotel added to last year’s Hotel of the Year award having been shortlisted in three categories and went on to scoop the two top prizes at this year’s event. The awards, now in their third year, recognise the very best in Lincolnshire’s food, drink and hospitality industries.

Ian Robinson, White Hart Hotel general manager, said: ‘This is fantastic recognition of the great work we do at the White Hart Hotel and to have added to last year’s Hotel of the Year award is a massive achievement.

‘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 and would 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 two prestigious awards.’

This year saw the White Hart Hotel reopen the newly refurbished Grille restaurant in the heart of historic Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter, serving high-quality local produce with views of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Six Reasons To Book Your Hotel Room Direct

Here at the Whitehart Hotel, we care deeply about our guests and are always ready with the best offers and extras to ensure your stay is a luxurious, care-free experience.

That’s why we wanted to talk about direct bookings. We understand that whatever the reasons for your stay, you’re always going to want to secure the best deal and that’s why third-party sites can be appealing but there are many reasons why you should always book direct.

To help you understand the benefits of booking direct, we have compiled a list of the top-six reasons why booking a hotel room directly with a hotel is always the best option.

Accountability

By booking direct you should guarantee an easy and secure booking because there are only two parties involved. When a third party (such as a booking site) gets involved, things can get messy and this is most commonly in the form of reservations not being processed. This will need to be rectified by the hotel on your arrival and can leave you with the wrong room or without any room at all.

More Rooms Available 

A little tip when it comes to booking through a third party is that ‘sold out’ does not always mean a hotel is full. Often hotels will keep their best rooms free for their guests who book direct. Hotels also sometimes stop selling rooms to third-party sites on particular dates. So, don’t always believe a third-party and check the Whitehart Hotel’s website or call us on 01522 526 222 to book.

More Flexibility

When booking direct, hotels are often more willing to help should you need to change dates or cancel. This is because the hotel is not bound by third-party agreements, while reserving a room through a third-party usually creates and locks in a contract for the stay which can restrict your and the hotel staff should you need to amend anything.

Best Rate Guaranteed

We often hear the biggest draw for booking through third-party sites is the price, as they’re usually represented as the cheapest available rates. Alas, this isn’t the case. Hotels will always price match any offer you’ve received elsewhere. Not only that, booking direct will also ensure we can offer you the best deal, with the best add-ons and extras at the lowest possible prices.

Best Packages Through Direct Booking

That brings us neatly onto our next point, which is that the best packages are only available when you book direct. If you’re looking for dinner, bed & breakfast or some other extras to make your stay at the Whitehart Hotel extra special, then booking direct is the only option. Not only we will know your exact requirements but we’ll also be able to provide the best possible price.

Fridays and Sundays

As well as the individual offers and rates we can provide when you book direct, we also run exclusive Friday and Sunday deals that are only available when you book a room directly through us. On a Friday, with the correct voucher code, you can book a bed-and-breakfast room for two with a £25 dinner allowance and two pre-dinner cocktails all for just £165. Then, on Sundays, you can book a bed-and-breakfast room for two with a £20 dinner allowance for just £120. Call us now on 01522 526 222 to book now.

Visit our website by clicking here or call us now to book your stay at the Whitehart Hotel in the heart of historic Lincoln.

 

The Best Family Activities in Lincoln

Any parent will sympathise with the panic that a looming school holiday can bring! Keep calm this Easter with our round-up of the top family activities in Lincoln – all within a 15 minute walk of The White Hart Hotel. 

Lincoln Castle

The striking medieval architecture is sure to leave youngsters in awe. A trip to the castle is the perfect way to combine both fun and learning – you can step back in time to discover life in a Victorian prison, see the Magna Carta and, of course, enjoy some tea and nibbles in the café.

From 1st-17th April, children can join the castle’s Easter Quest where they can search for clues in the grounds in pursuit of a delicious reward!

Distance from hotel: 1 minute walk.

Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail 

Suitable for older children and teenagers, the mystery trail is the ideal Easter activity to make the most of the spring sunshine. The 1.5 mile trail will take you on an adventure to Lincoln’s finest spots as you discover a series of clues to solve the mystery. Pick up the trail from Castle Hill.

Distance from hotel: 1 minute walk.

Boat Trips

See the sights of Lincoln from the water with a guided canal trip abroad the Brayford Belle. Pick your seats inside or out on deck ready to see some spectacular sights as you learn all about our city’s fascinating history. Boats leave from Brayford Wharf North.

Distance from hotel: 15 minute walk.

Temple Gardens 

Pack a picnic, some outdoor games and sunscreen and head to Temple Gardens for a fun and free family day out! Located in the city’s Cultural Quarter, you’ll be just a stone’s throw from historic monuments including the iconic Lincoln Cathedral.

Distance from hotel: 10 minute walk.

When you’re done exploring, make sure you pop into The White Hart for a delicious meal to round-off your fun-filled day out. View our menu and call +44 (0) 1522 563 290 or email restaurant@whitehart-lincoln.co.uk to reserve a table.

How to plan your dream wedding

With so much to consider, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning your special day. We’ve a wealth of experience in wedding planning at The White Hart, so read through our top tips to help you organise your dream wedding…

  • Get organised… First things first, get the maths out of the way! Agree your budget and guest list before you do anything else. Having your numbers set right from the start will make everything that follows much smoother.
  • Head to a wedding fayre… A quick search online will bring up fayres in your area. They’re a great source of inspiration and you can often get exclusive show rates on everything from caterers to bridal boutiques. (For more tips on how to prepare for a wedding fayre, read our guide.)
  • Save the date… Let your guests know well in advance that you’d like them to be a part of your big day. Send out save the dates at least six months before – this should help minimise any last-minute changes to the guest list.
  • Pick your venue… Start viewing venues as soon as you’ve set a date. Ask for details on their wedding packs so you can be clear on exactly what’s included and the extras you need to arrange yourself.
  • It’s who you know… When it comes to the cake, florist and photographer, ask around everyone you know for recommendations to help you get the best deal.

 

Your wedding at The White Hart

The perfect city centre setting within beautiful, historic Bailgate, it’s no surprise our hotel is one of Lincoln’s premier wedding venues. We have an extensive range of function rooms to suit gatherings of various sizes, from small, intimate ceremonies to larger affairs. We like to make each wedding bespoke too, so you and your guests can expect a truly unique and memorable day.

For further information on weddings at The White Hart Hotel, please visit our website.

Mother’s Day at The White Hart

Reserve a table at our award-winning restaurant to treat your mum this Mother’s Day. Our Grille Restaurant have created a special four-course Sunday lunch menu to mark the occasion and with six options for the main event, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Start your meal with one of four delectable dishes; including smoked salmon with a radish salad & crème fraiche and chicken liver parfait. There are delicious meat, fish and vegetarian options for your main course – try the roast rump of lamb (with dauphinoise potatoes, green beans & rosemary gravy) or butternut squash, sweet potato & bean stew (with pilaff rice & toasted almonds). Indulge your sweet tooth with our selection of desserts, including the cherry & almond tart served with crème Chantilly and the classic apple & blackberry crumble, served with cinnamon ice cream.  If you have special dietary requirements, we’re able to adapt our dishes to suit – simply inform us when you book.

Our Mother’s Day menu is only £22.50 per person. We’re also serving a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea for just £9.95 per person, if you’d prefer something a little lighter.

Tables for both our Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea must be pre-booked. Please call us on 01522 563 290 to reserve a table.

View the full menu on our website.