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Our enchanting manor house has a rich and full-bodied history, dating back to around 1730 when it was the private home of the Fairfax Family. It changed ownership many times over the next couple of centuries, being handed down through a combination of families and parish Reverends. Notable owners during this period included Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, M.P. From one of the richest families in Lincolnshire, he was renowned throughout the land for his jaunty style, wild clothes and idiosyncratic green hat!
Intriguingly, it was as World War II was raging through Europe that ‘Washy Hall’ would change forever. The manor house became a welcoming home to weary airmen and, after the war ended, it opened as a nursing home. But this still wasn’t to be its final vocation, oh no! Somewhat surprisingly it was used as a nightclub for a few years before discovering its destiny as one of Lincoln’s best restaurants and (thankfully) a country house hotel.
Today, Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel is the treasured family business of Edward and Lucy Herring. Born and bred in Lincolnshire, Edward and Lucy own and run the hotel (whilst juggling the demands of their three young daughters)!
Lucy, with her background as a successful Cordon Bleu cook, having trained at the Tante Marie Culinary Academy (part owned by Gordon Ramsay Holdings) now works closely with Head Chefs, Mark Cheseldine and Anthony Smith.
Edward’s background is in the licensed and leisure industry - formerly a Chartered Surveyor he can now mainly be found in the office or adding some pristine stripes to the lawns in the garden! His passion for fine food and wine is tempered only by his fixation with wood burning stoves.
When we took ownership of Washingborough Hall a few years ago, the hotel was a little run-down, quite rough around the edges, and a bit more shabby than chic. We’ve invested time, money and a lot of love, all to restore its long-lost elegance. Today, it’s so more than just a lovely place to rest your head; it’s a charming hotel with a gorgeous glow, and a warm heart. It’s like a hotel-hug.
Our promise to you is simple but meaningful: When you visit Washingborough Hall, whether it be for a short break, a special event or a scrumptious dinner, we promise that you’ll be well fed, well wined, and very well looked after.
The love, care and attention that we apply to everything we do will ensure that your visit will exceed all your expectations. For extra reassurance, you may like to take a look at what other guests say about us on TripAdvisor. We have over 800 completely unbiased reviews (thank you!) and have also won some impressive awards.