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

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



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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.



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.



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.


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.”

Zoe Mountain


“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.