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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Summer Holiday Activities in Lincoln

With the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning activities to keep the kids entertained! There’s plenty going on in Lincoln – we guarantee they won’t be bored. Here are our top recommendations:

See the sights

See the best of our fine city with an open-top bus sightseeing tour. You can hop on and off to explore the sights that pique your interest and the live commentary will have you up-to-speed on Lincoln’s rich history in no time.

Your tickets are valid for two days and, even better, the kids travel for free!

Follow the Knights’ Trail

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln (Discover the Battle’s significance here). The Knights’ Trail marks key points of the conflict across the city – follow the knight sculptures, each designed to depict a different aspect of our city’s history and culture (you can even follow them on Twitter!). The little ones can also have a go at painting their own knight.

The trail is running until the 3rd September and it’s free! Download your map here.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Hartsholme Country Park is a beautiful oasis located just three miles from Lincoln city centre. Complete with landscaped gardens, reservoir and woodland, there are plenty of spots to take in the views or get involved in something a little more active.

There are lots of events running throughout the school holidays, including den building, butterfly walks and a family fun day on the 13th August. There’s something to entertain all ages and interests.

Build a sandcastle

Who said you need to head to the coast to enjoy the beach? Lincoln’s very own city beach will be back for the holidays (24th July – 3rd September). With deckchairs, fairground rides, and of course; a Punch & Judy show, it really will feel like you’re beside the seaside!

Watch the joust

Set in the spectacular grounds of Lincoln Castle, you can watch a grand Medieval joust re-enactment. There’ll also be lots more exciting Medieval activities and showcases taking place at the Castle on the weekend of the 5-6th August.

You’ll be well-placed to enjoy all the fun of the summer holidays with a stay at The White Hart Hotel. Situated in the historic Cathedral Quarter, you can enjoy some of the finest views of the city from your room. We also have our on-site bar and restaurant – the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or relaxing tipple after a day of entertaining the little ones. Book your summer stay.