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Enjoy a minimoon on us!

Enjoy a minimoon on us!

Book your wedding for selected dates in November 2018 and enjoy a two night mini-moon at one of our UK Coaching Inns, including bed and breakfast and a three course dinner on your first night. It's an incredible deal, that starts from just £1999. Full details below:

Dine like Royalty

Dine like Royalty

There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £12.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp.

Our limited edition afternoon tea’s are available, to commemorate the Royal Wedding in May.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our standard Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.

History of Afternoon Tea

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.

Our delicious Limited Edition Afternoon Tea’s are available 7 days a week, between 12pm and 6pm.

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Delicious Menu's Launch at the Admiral Rodney

Delicious Menu's Launch at the Admiral Rodney

The Admiral Rodney Hotel, in the heart of Horncastle, has launched a new menu featuring some of the finest and tastiest produce available from Lincolnshire.
A popular choice for visitors to the historic market town, The Admiral Rodney has, in recent times, seen increasing numbers of local residents taking advantage of its delicious restaurant and bar.
Our new Menu is available from today, Wednesday 18th April from lunchtimes in the Courtyard Restaurant, al fresco in the courtyard, or in the relaxed atmosphere of the Rodney Bar. Our kitchen team use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte or traditional pub classic.
Long-standing favourites are still on the menu, including the Classic Rodney Burger, alongside the highly popular Ice Cream Sundae menu, featuring Dennetts Ice Cream, produced locally, down the road in Spilsby, as well as new local delicacies including Slow Cooked Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Skegness Blue Roulade.
Head Chef of The Admiral Rodney, Dan Thurling commented:  “We are lucky to have such tasteful Lincolnshire produce right on our doorstep, and it is a privilege to work with local suppliers and producers.  Our new menu shows pride to our fine local produce, and we hope it will be well received by local residents, regular patrons, and new visitors who are always very welcome at The Admiral Rodney."
Take a look at our new menu now, on our Food & Drink page.

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information

The Admiral Rodney Hotel

LN9 5DX (Car Park Post Code LN9 5EE)
Telephone : 01507 523131

Lying at the south west foot of the Wolds and at the edge of the Fens, Horncastle is a bustling and historic market town situated just 19 miles from Lincoln. It attracts visitors from home and abroad, eager to browse it’s antique shops and explore the weekly markets. The farmers’ market, selling local Lincolnshire products, is also worth a visit.

The Admiral Rodney is a 17th century Coaching Inn located at the very heart of the town. It has 31 individually-styled classic, superior and deluxe rooms, a contemporary bar, 80 cover restaurant and relaxing coffee area. With three fully refurbished rooms – The Top Deck Suite, The Admiralty Suite and The Captain’s Table – our Inn is the perfect venue for your wedding, conference, birthday party or business meeting. At the end of the day enjoy a fine wine or pint of local Bateman’s ale on our new patio area which also provides the perfect backdrop for photographs of your special day.

The hotel car park can be found by driving past the front of the hotel and turning into Linden Road. Follow the road for around 75 yards and the car park is on the right hand side. Alternatively, please use the SAT NAV postcode LN9 5EE.

Bedrooms - 31
Dog allowed (In limited areas, please call the hotel to check before bringing your dog)
Disabled room and toilets available
Free Wifi
Families Welcome
Food Served All Day in our restaurant
Coffee Shop in house



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A quick summary to whet your appetite

The earliest known history of The Admiral Rodney Hotel in North Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, dates from the 1790s when it was part of the considerable Lincolnshire estates of one of the world’s most famous and revered botanists – Sir Joseph Banks, of nearby Revesby Abbey. From 1768 he was the chief scientist on board Captain James Cook’s three-year voyage of discovery to South America, New Zealand, and Australia, and later he despatched scientists around the world to collect plant species for the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Sir Joseph Banks almost certainly knew the Royal Navy’s serially successful Admiral George Rodney, who reached the height of his fame during the American War of Independence (1775-83). He became a national hero, resulting in many inns throughout England being named in his honour. It’s not known when The Rodney Inn at Horncastle was so named, except that it was no later than 1793, which was shortly after Rodney’s death.

During the 1800s, The Rodney Inn was at the centre of the town’s international reputation for horse trading. The August Horse Fair ran for two or three weeks and was acclaimed the largest in the world. Sellers came from all over the British Isles and stayed at inns equipped with extensive stabling, notably The Rodney Inn, which after being completely rebuilt in 1865 became the established haunt of the Irish dealers. At the back of the inn a large paddock, which is now the car park, was the scene of hectic activity during the fairs, which attracted buyers from all over Europe.

The Revesby Abbey Estate sold The Rodney Inn in 1954. It changed hands many times in the decades that followed, and in 1989 underwent a major rebuilding and renaming to the Admiral Rodney Hotel. It was acquired by the Coaching Inn Group in 2011, since when it has been adapted to meet the modern hospitality needs of the area.




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