Funeral Teas, Receptions & Wakes

Washingborough Hall is a country house hotel close to Lincoln Crematorium. Our friendly events team have been hosting funeral teas for many years. As a popular Lincoln funeral tea venue, we understand how important it is that arrangements are made with ease. Please rest assured that we’ll take care of everything and, on the day, our staff will be attentive and professional, yet unobtrusive.



We offer a choice of funeral tea menus, but please ask if you would like something different; we’re happy to help. All our menus include vegetarian options and some special dietary requirements can be catered for (Allergen Information).


Menu A – £10.95

Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4)

Homemade Lincolnshire Sausage Rolls

Victoria Sponge Cake

Open Buttermilk Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream


Menu B – £14.95

Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4)

Lincolnshire Cocktail Sausages

Hot Smoked Salmon & Dill Fishcakes with Lemon Aioli

Sweet Chilli Prawn & Coriander Wraps

Bacon, Leek & Stilton Quiche

Glazed Raspberry Bakewell Tart


Menu C – £16.50

Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4)

Honey & Wholegrain Mustard Cocktail Sausages

Sundried Tomato, Mozzarella &  Basil Palmier

Lincolnshire Poacher & Thyme Scotch Egg, Vine Tomato Chutney

Smoked Mackerel & Chive Mousse, Herb Blinis

Mini Jacket Potatoes with Sour Cream & Crispy Bacon

Double Chocolate Brownie

Open Buttermilk Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream


Sandwich selection (Choose 4)

Smoked Salmon & Lemon Crème Fraiche

Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise

Hummous, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney & Rocket (V)

Egg Mayonnaise with Olive Oil & Watercress (V)

Mature Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Chutney (V)

Tuna Mayonnaise and Cucumber

Honey Roast Ham & Wholegrain Mustard

Coronation Chicken

Cucumber & Cream Cheese (V)

Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto (V)


Please inform Reception if any of your guests have dietary requirements although we ask you to refer to our Allergen Information.

Prices are per head and includes all Tea & Coffee and Room Hire, there are no hidden costs.

Jugs of juice can be requested for £5.00 per jug, we offer Orange, Apple or Cranberry.

An arrival drinks package is available priced at £5.95pp. When confirming details please advise which you would like. Drinks available; Glass of House Wine, Sherry or Prosecco. Alternatively we can run a tab at the bar for you.

Easels are available for those wishing to bring photoboards. Extra tables can be arranged for flower arrangements & photos. Please advise upon booking if required.

Gratuity at your discretion

Funeral Breakfast Buffet Menu Available 9am - 11am 

Location and Accessibility

Washingborough Hall is the closest hotel to Lincoln Crematorium, located on Church Hill, just off the main road from Lincoln to Washingborough (just over 1mile from the crematorium). We have parking on site for 60+ cars and are close to all Lincoln’s main transport links, accessible via bus or a short taxi ride.

Our function rooms are situated on the same level as the licensed bar, along with washroom facilities. Wheelchair access is gained through the Winston Room Orangery, or through the main kitchen. We can accommodate up to 120 guests, but we can also host small, intimate gatherings for as few as 10 guests.

To find out more about the service available at our Lincoln funeral reception venue, and to discuss your requirements, please call our reception team on 01522 790 340.

Accomodation may also be available for those guests travelling from away, please contact our reception team on 01522 790 340 to discuss availability & rates