The White Hart, Lincoln

This historic hotel on one of Lincoln’s prettiest streets has a brand new wow-factor look for 2024 and now combines tradition and modern luxury to perfection. Add in a destination restaurant, ritzy cocktail bar and beautiful event spaces and you’ve found your perfect East Midlands escape.

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Looking for somewhere stylish to stay in lovely Lincoln? It has to be The White Hart, an historic hotel right in the middle of the action that has recently been transformed into one of the coolest and most eye-catching hotels for miles around. This boutique beauty with 49 rooms, has been central to life in Lincoln for centuries (since the 14th century no less) and both royalty and world leaders have passed over the threshold. Thanks to a no-expense-spared refurb in 2023 it now marries historical charm with wow-factor modern interiors. Factor in its exquisite food and drink offering, and it’s fast becoming the place to stay and dine in the cathedral city.

There’s so much to delight here now, but standout areas include the atmospheric and sultry 1930s-style cocktail bar and a welcoming snug honouring a local Second World War fighter pilot. The star of the show though is the new Antlers Restaurant, where the red leather chairs, wood panelling, soft lighting, eye-catching art and sumptuous soft furnishings make for a cosy, plush and truly spectacular setting for a smart dinner or lunch. The food perfectly matches the luxury surroundings with a sophisticated à la carte menu featuring the finest local ingredients from the best artisan producers.

It’s not just the inside of The White Hart that hits all the right notes. In terms of location you can’t do much better. It’s in the poshest postcode with Lincoln Cathedral and the castle both just moments away and you can enjoy lovely views of the the stately spires and crenellated towers from many windows in the hotel. In fact, stepping outside The White Hart lobby onto Steep Hill, one of the UK’s prettiest streets that’s all cobblestones, colourful historic houses and boutique shops, is like walking into a postcard.

Want to enjoy a slice of this historic urban paradise all to yourself? As well as options for private dining and smart weddings in the King Richard II suite, the light-filled Royal Courtyard or the more intimate The Bailgate, there’s also an entire house across the street, No.7 Castle Hill, that sleeps 8 people. This handsome Georgian, Grade II-listed town house has amazing views over Castle Square and down Steep Hill, means you can enjoy all the luxuries and top-notch service of the hotel and then retreat to your own piece of historic Lincoln.

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The White Hart Hotel, Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR



01522 526 222

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