Despite the cooler days and longer nights, the latter months of the year can be a magical time to visit Lincoln. Halloween, Bonfire Night and the festive season are always colourful, with lots going on locally. Meanwhile, we always like to provide some added cheer with our own food events and seasonal specials, whether you have a penchant for fine wines or festive classics. Here are just some of the reasons it promises to be a great end to the year:
Lincolnshire Halloween Events for Grownups
For those who enjoy ghost stories and good old fashioned chills, there are some hauntingly good events in Lincoln this Halloween. Nor are all of them purely aimed at children and families. For the grownups, a specialVictorian Night of Fear (Tuesday 31st October) presents a rogues’ gallery of crooks and creeps to meet in person; terrific fun, if not for the faint-hearted! Or for a tour of the city with a plethora of ghostly tales through the ages there is a special Halloween Bus Tour (October 29th).
Bonfire Night Meets Big Screen Soundtrack...
If you prefer less grisly thrills on your next visit, one of Lincoln's various Bonfire Night events might appeal more than ghouls and ghosts. There are several firework displays in and around the city, but among the very best is at Lincolnshire Showground (Friday 3rd Nov). The 2017 gathering certainly adds a twist to proceedings, with this year's bangs and flashes perfectly synchronised with a big-screen movie soundtrack! Add further live entertainment from top local musical talent and you have a great evening out.Click here for further information.
Food Events & Christmas Menus in Lincoln
After the huge success of gin tasting extravaganza, we’re delighted to keep the ball rolling with further special events for foodies of all persuasions to see out 2017. You’ll have to be quick to catch our imminent Argentine Wine Dinner (Weds 18th Oct). But if you missed the boat with this event, we have some wonderful festive feasts on the way, including a decadent Boxing Day Lunch, plus a New Year’s Day Lunch to welcome in 2018 with a dash of culinary style! Click here for further details and our current list of special events.
Festive Afternoon Teas
Talking of foodie treats for the colder months, nothing says refined comfort quite like a classic English afternoon tea. Better still, why not treat yourself to a special seasonal treat with a fresh twist or two with one of our festive-themed afternoon teas? We're already taking bookings for this December treat, which brings delights such as Scones with Clotted Cream and Mulled Winter Berry Jam, our to-die-for Sticky Orange Almond Cake with Lemon Drizzle and much more, all served with the usual top notch teas, coffees and hot chocolates. Of course, you could always add a naughty-but-nice glass of Kir Royal too, should you want to celebrate in style or treat a loved one. Click here to see the full menu.
Washy Hall Nominated for Top Lincolnshire Food Awards...
It is always lovely to be shortlisted for awards, and 2017 looks like it could be a rewarding one for our food team. Regular visitors will already know all about the talents of Head Chef Mark Cheseldine. Even so, it’s great to be rated amongst the best foodie hotels in the region with nominations in both the Select Lincolnshire Awards and Taste of Excellence “Chef of the Year 2017” title. Wish us luck… or better still, come and dine with us in person to find out why Washy Hall sends food lovers wild!