Dress Code

We do occasionally receive a small amount of flak for allowing people dressed in a scruffy manner into the restaurant for dinner and Sunday lunch. We have, since 2008 never had an official dress code. Whilst the majority of our guests do like to dress up for dining at Washingborough Hall we don’t feel it necessary to impose a formal rule governing this. Society is changing and as such we need to move with the times. A number of guests arrive at Washingborough Hall for the first time feeling embarrassingly underdressed – that is neither their fault nor ours so why should we compound the issue by causing more distress?

We once enjoyed a delightful Afternoon Tea at The Ritz in London – I knew I had to wear a jacket and trousers from a visit some years ago but I had failed to bring a tie – this was no problem as the men’s locker room offered a choice from dozens of ties to make up for my error.

We don’t intend on going down this route at Washingborough Hall just yet, but we do ask that our dining guests do ‘dress up’ when visiting. We aim to be traditional in our values and offer an experience which is special and memorable.

Guest Reviews Another visit

This is our home from home, comfortable accommodation, gorgeous food, friendly staff, perfect for meeting friends for dinner, rooms downstairs are perfect for the dog too. Which is why we have been coming back for over 20 years ….and counting

Guest Reviews Great place for a family reunion

Lovely place to stay for a family reunion. Very comfortable, very good food and great staff. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the stay. Lovely grounds, a quiet location with a nice walk down by the river. Close to Lincoln and all its tourist attractions.

Guest Reviews Really great one night stay at this unique country hotel

My husband & I recently stayed for one night at Washingborough Hall for dinner, bed & breakfast.We stayed in the Ingleby Suite - which is absolutely gorgeous room with lovely views across the front lawns of this hotel. The en suite bathroom is large and has a great roll top bath & walk in shower. Our evening meal was really tasty and used some local produce. Breakfast, again, was really plentiful and served in the cosy bar area as there weren't many guests staying. The staff are cour... Read more

Guest Reviews Great Wedding Venue

The Washingborough Hall Hotel Team and Lucy made sure that all our guests, family, and friends were well looked after. The team took care of every detail on the wedding, table plans, wedding favours and souvenirs we got for our guests. Lucy helped me from start to finish of the wedding, she gave me recommendations on the flowers and wedding cake. She greeted my parents the night before the wedding and took care of my bouquet when I left it in my room after the photoshoots with the guests. If any... Read more

Guest Reviews An amazing & relaxing place

We booked to stay here for my mums 80th birthday and it was amazing. Fantastic staff and excellent food. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. Couldn't do enough for us. Lovely, relaxing place to stay and ideally situated for further sightseeing adventures.

Guest Reviews Best Hotel We've Ever Stayed In

My husband and I are lucky to have time away in beautiful places and I can honestly say Washingborough Hall is the best hotel we have ever stayed in! The staff are a pure delight, nothing is too much trouble and everything is done with such friendliness and style. The food is superb, we ate both evenings in the restaurant and enjoyed great service and a relaxing ambience. Our room was perfect, very clean and well appointed ,with a view over the garden. We enjoyed quiet undisturbed sleep, which I... Read more

Tripadvisor Review - 01/08/2021
Guest Reviews Picturesque & Quaint

...the location both picturesque and quaint was perfect for a wedding, everything was perfect and ran like clockwork, the waitresses were very attentive and nothing was to much trouble, the food was out of this world with the chef Harry cooking a treat fit for royalty, nothing was a burden and Helen looked after all our needs, she was amazing, the buffet all I can say is the pork terrine was to die for, and again the next day breakfast was out of this world and the young waitress was professiona... Read more

Tripadvisor Review - 28/10/2020
Guest Reviews Five Star

I visited this fabulous hotel for my partners birthday. The staff was so welcoming and could not do enough for you. The rooms are stunning and the food was out of this world. I could not recommend a better place to stay. It should be a 5 star hotel.

Tripadvisor Review - 20/02/2020
Guest Reviews An Oasis of Calm

Just a really great place run by management with high standard who obviously create great morale amongst their staff to deliver a first class guest experience. Stylish, upmarket, traditional with a odern twist 'Washy' as it is affectionately called ticks all the boxes. Hats off to the brigade in the kitchen as we had a fantastic meal. Fine dining is often 'anything but', however, these guys really know their stuff and place emphasis on great local produce cooked to perfection. Super comfy rooms ... Read more

Tripadvisor Review - 14/09/2020
Guest Reviews Just What We Needed

This lovely hotel was just what we needed after months of lockdown. Welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Absolutely loved it. The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful. The food was superb served in a stunning restaurant - just perfect. Bed was comfortable and room quiet - good nights sleep both nights. Would thoroughly recommend and want to return.

Tripadvisor Review - 21/09/2020
Guest Reviews So Relaxing!

Where do I even begin! I had my wedding at Washingborough Hall this weekend, and my god, it could not have been anymore perfect if anybody tried. From start to finish Lucy and her team were so attentive, everything was sorted when we arrived on Friday evening, there was not a thing I needed to chase, which made everything SO relaxing! The food was top class, everything was arranged and chosen to suit our taste (which was good because we’re the fussiest pair around!), the chef really pulled... Read more

Mr & Mrs Thacker - 28/09/2020
Guest Reviews A Day We'll Remember Forever

Lucy and the staff at the Hall went beyond the call of duty to give us a day to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, the service was first class, the safety measures made us all feel very safe and the food was out of this world. We could not have asked for anything better. Our heartfelt thanks to Lucy and the team for a day we'll remember forever

Tripadvisor Review - 22/10/2020
Guest Reviews Cooked to Perfection

I've stayed in hotels all around the world and tasted food from Michelin star chefs but this was ALOT better. The souffle was mouth watering and the steaks were cooked to perfection.

Tripadvisor Review - 30/08/2020
Guest Reviews Fantastic Meal

Hats off to the brigade in the kitchen as we had a fantastic meal. Fine dining is often 'anything but', however, these guys really know their stuff and place emphasis on great local produce cooked to perfection.

Tripadvisor Review - 15/09/2020
Guest Reviews Beautifully Presented

A wonderful relaxed afternoon tea which was beautifully presented with gorgeous vintage china. The food was absolutely scrumptious and plenty of it!! The waitress/ waiter service was highly professional & we did not feel rushed at all. Social distancing if the tables made you feel safe & comfortable. Thank you!

Tripadvisor Review - 05/10/2020
Guest Reviews Utterly Divine

Stunning surroundings and a well presented dining room. We were made to feel welcome from start to finish. Requests for our 4 year old were accommodated wonderfully. The food was utterly divine! Thank you to the chef. We enjoyed 3 courses and coffee. (The 4 year old didn’t want to leave!) The canapés to start were an added bonus. Thanks to all at Washy Hall, we can’t wait to visit again soon 

Tripadvisor Review - 12/10/2020
Guest Reviews Fantastic Sunday Lunch

Went with my wife and another couple for Sunday lunch having previously visited and been impressed then. I have to say the standards are still very high and food and service first class. Special mention to the chefs as the food was some of the best I have tasted. Cannot wait to book again and will be back next year for my daughters wedding.

Guest Reviews Lovely Afternoon Tea

We had a great visit today, my husbands work colleagues had treated us to afternoon tea for his 50th birthday, it was just lovely, soft relaxing music playing in the background and the food was delicious.

Claire S - 23/07/2019
Guest Reviews Great Hotel!

The hotel is welcoming and relaxing with helpful staff both professional and friendly. My room had a very comfortable bed and a luxurious bathroom which was squeaky clean. Lunch and dinner were outstanding; a varied seasonal menu using locally sourced produce and vegetables cooked to perfection; desserts to die for and a great selection of cheeses. Breakfast for me included home made granola, fruit salad and pastries which were delicious.Great for those of us who skip the full English although i... Read more

Judy B
Guest Reviews Charming In Every Way

A quite splendid stay and we could not have wished for more. Friendly and efficient staff, delightful surroundings and excellent bar and dining facilities. We are sorry that we do not have an excuse to return. We loved every aspect and it is but a short drive to Lincoln City and its magnificent Cathedral.

Guest Reviews Fantastic Treat

The Washingborough was a fantastic treat and completely different to the regular chain hotels. This boasts antique furnishings, interesting paintings and quirky sitting areas. We just loved our stay and every single member of staff went out of their way to make it enjoyable. Big thanks to all.

Lou Maythorne - 16/05/2019
Guest Reviews Amazing!

We couldn't have wished for a better venue and Amy the director of romance made sure everything went smoothly.. nothing was too much trouble. She offered advice on suppliers, got back to our endless emails and hundreds of questions! Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was and the staff were extremely attentive. We had exclusive use of the venue and all our guests commented on the rooms and how gorgeous the grounds were. We can't wait to visit again x

Helen Payne - 13/09/2019
Guest Reviews Washy Hall is just outstanding!

Washingborough Hall was our dream wedding venue, and everyone went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect! We had full exclusivity of the venue meaning we got the top standard service from start to finish and Amy is outstanding at her job, she is an absolute credit to the hotel. We had the best days of our life and i would pay it all again to experience the same day. All of our guests were commenting on how amazing the food was too, we will be back for a meal just to relive the culina... Read more

Annette Stoner
Guest Reviews Everything Was Perfect

We had our wedding weekend at Washingborough Hall, with a family meal on the Friday and wedding on the Saturday - everything was perfect. From the minute we booked Washingborough 2 years prior, Amy was on hand to help with anything, calming my nerves and guiding us through every step - Amy is an absolute star and made the wedding planning as smooth as possible. The staff at Washingborough are so welcoming & polite and were absolutely amazing on the day. The attention to detail at Washingboro... Read more

Jessica Coleman - 30/09/2019
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