Food & Drink Events in Lincoln: What's on in 2018?

Published on 2018-02-13 / By Dominic Garnett

From craft gin to classic Lincolnshire bangers, there is a lot to get your teeth into in and around Lincoln this year. The so-called “larder of England” is as well stocked as ever. Add pop up street food, artisan booze and a cast of national and international food and drink and you have an awesome calendar of events. Here are some of the tastiest as we take a look at what’s on in Lincoln from March to Autumn 2018.

Lincoln Street Food Festival (March 1-4 & July 19-22)

Image titleCity diners are in for a feast this year, with two separate spells planned. See the Lincoln Street Food Festival page for more details.

Love street food? Who the heck doesn’t enjoy treats such as Thai curry, wood fired pizza or the goodness of gourmet smoked meats? A plethora of local and visiting pop up vendors will be descending on Lincoln this March and July for a feast of epic proportions. Get thee to the city High Street and dig in!

Gin Tasting Night (June 1st)

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After the huge success and popularity of our last Gin Night, we've added a new date to the Washy Hall calendar (and to keep it interesting, we have some new gins that we know you're going to love!) Enjoy a gin tasting session, paired with complementary foodie treats, prepared by our Head chef, and talks from the experts at Pin Gin. Gin will be served with Fever Tree mixers.Tickets are £39.95 per person, and spaces are limited, so call us on 01522 790340 to book your tickets today.

Mother’s Day Lunch in Lincoln (March 11)

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Serving up the best menu in town for Mother’s Day 2018, our chefs bring you a feast of excellent Lincolnshire produce, served with love. What better way to treat the good lady than two or three courses of award-winning food from just £22.95? Besides perfect roast meats with all the trimmings, there are also delicious vegetarian options and special desserts. Click here for further details or call us direct to book on 01522 790340

Lincoln Spring Market (May 26 to 28, 10am – 5pm)

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Traders from all over Lincolnshire are heading to town for this May special event. You'll find the best of regional produce, from special cheeses to cured meats, preserves and real ales. Lots of new things to try and samples on offer, with local crafts alongside the edibles. Just the place to find food gifts or take home a little taste of the region!

Lincolnshire Show (June 20 & 21 Lincs Showground)

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A huge amount to taste here, from artisan baking to craft booze (Images copyright Lincolnshire Show)

There’s so much to enjoy at this celebration of rural life and all things Lincolnshire. Aviation displays and special talks and guests are always great fun; but in truth you could visit for the food alone. Lots of great traders and fabulous family traditions here, with the chance to try before you buy in many cases. Don’t miss it! See https://lincolnshireshow.co.uk  for a full line up of stalls, attractions and ticket details.

Lincoln Sausage Festival (Oct 13, Lincoln Castle)

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The traditional Lincolnshire sausage needs little introduction as an English classic. Not that this event is only about our legendary bangers; you’ll also find a stack of Select Lincolnshire producers, alongside tastings and demonstrations galore at Lincoln Castle.There's also live entertainment, including shows for the kids. More infomation here: https://www.facebook.com/LincolnSausageFestival/


Stay or dine at Washingborough Hall Hotel: One of the best places to eat in Lincolnshire!

Winners of numerous national and regional food and drink awards, Washy Hall is a must visit destination for foodies of all persuasions! Voted "Chef of the Year 2017" by Lincolnshire Life Magazine, Mark Haseldine and his team are proud to serve the best of regional produce. Whether you join us for relaxed fine dining menus, afternoon tea or a full blown gourmet escape, food lovers are in for a treat. See our dining pages for sample menus, or our food events and offers section to find out more. 

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