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Up to 25% off this Autumn
Not managed to make the most of the English Summer?
This Autumn we're delighted to offer you up to 25% off at all of our Coaching Inns.
One-night break includes:
Overnight accommodation in one of our Classic/Club Rooms
A full English/Welsh breakfast the morning of your departure
Up to 25% off bed and breakfast
A Choice of 13 Coaching Inns within the UK
Wonderful service from our dedicated team
Terms & Conditions:
Terms & Conditions apply and offer is subject to availability
Supplements apply for room upgrades
This package is non-transferrable and non-refundable
Full prepayment will be taken at time of booking
We reserve the right to amend or cancel any offers as appropriate without prior notice.
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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
Food Served All Day in our restaurant
Coffee Shop in house
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.