Magpies Restaurant with Rooms
“Assured modern cooking in historic area.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Located in the charming market town of Horncastle in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Magpies restaurant forms part of a terrace of whitewashed 200-year-old cottages. Inside, the duck-egg blue decor, mirrors and drapes over the bay windows provides an intimate and tasteful setting for the confident modern British cooking.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 34
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Monday, Tuesday
- Wines under £30: 75
- Wines over £30: 105
- Wines by the glass: 13
- Cuisine style: British, European
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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