Ladies and gents, Stokes High Bridge Café

207 High St, Lincoln, LN5 7AU
01522 523 548

Click the latch of our beautiful Tudor High Bridge Café for a taste of the Stokes Way of life. The High Bridge, built over the River Witham circa 1160 is the only Medieval bridge in England with houses still upon it, and our unique building has been standing tall since 1540. Take time to enjoy this historic building in its full glory with a jolly good brew, and maybe a bite to eat too.

If you’re a true coffee lover, our splendid selection of single origin beans and blends at Stokes High Bridge Café will have you spoilt for choice. Get comfy with a smooth and creamy cappuccino, wake up with one of our fabulous filter coffees, or tickle your taste buds with something a little more unusual from the Brew Bar at Stokes. We also have more than 30 loose leaf teas on the menu, from our award-winning Gold Medal Tips to the utterly unique Flo’s Mix, a true Stokes original invented way back in the 1970s by one of our long-serving waitresses.

Peckish? Then tuck into some proper fare at Stokes High Bridge Café. Take your pick from our scrumptious snacks, salads and sandwiches, freshly made to order from locally-sourced ingredients. Or, if you’re after a proper square meal, tuck into one of our hearty homemade dishes, including our humdinger of a steak pie. Breakfast, luncheon and afternoon teas are served daily.


5 stars for hygiene

We have a 5 star hygiene rating for both of our Cafés. Splendid isn't it?

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Afternoon Tea for 2

Perfect for those extra special occasions... don't mind if I do!

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This month's splendid tea

Flo's Mix

Invented by Stokes waitress Florence Wright in the 1970s, this is a magnificent blend of tea truly loved by our customers!

Stokes High Bridge Cafe Jobs


Simply fill out our application form below, come along to the café and hand it in to a member of our delightful team with your CV too.



Monday - Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 11.30am - 4pm (Also available for private hire)

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What the Stokes Folk say...

"Part of Lincoln's rich history so please pay a visit. Very old timbered building with lots of atmosphere - like stepping back in time. Famous for its coffee and tea range both for the restaurant and to buy - a connoisseur's delight!"

redheadLincolnshire, Trip Advisor

"This is a lovely place for lunch if you are visiting Lincoln! A beautiful smell of ground coffee as you walk in, excellent service from the traditionally dressed waitresses, and really good value for money."

Roonie4, Trip Advisor

"We love visiting Stokes. The coffee is great, the range of tea available is superb and the staff are always lovely! A big mention to Chloe who always has a smile on her face when we come in and knows us by name."

Sara M, Trip advisor

Available for private hire. Call 01522 523 548 or email us here