Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week takes place from 8 to 14 August. A perfect chance to treat yourself to some quintessentially traditional English afternoon tea, plus support some local businesses too!

Take a look at where you can book afternoon tea in and around Gainsborough.

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Afternoon Tea in Gainsborough


T: 01427 611631

Bookings must be made and paid for in advance.

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Gainsborough Old Hall

Cream teas are available from the café with an individual far of jam and a small pot of clotted cream. Served with tea or coffee. No booking required.

T: 01427 677348

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Reeds Riverside Coffee Shop

54 Bridge St, Gainsborough DN21 2AQ

T: 01427 679171

Booking required please call during opening hours. Takeaway options also available.

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Please note Reeds is currently closed until Monday 15 August. Follow them on Facebook for regular updates. 

The Clock House Gastro Bar

3 Lord St, Gainsborough DN21 2DD

T: 01427 238283

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Blyton Ice Cream

Old Hall Farm, 94 High St, Gainsborough DN21 3LA

T: 01427 628355

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Bookings require 24 hours notice. £10 deposit required per person.

Uncle Henry’s

Grayingham Grange Farm, Gainsborough DN21 4JD

T: 01652 640308

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Served from 2:30pm every day, 48hr advance booking is required. Takeaway and delivery options also available.

Bransby Horses

Bransby, Lincoln LN1 2PH

T: 01427 788464 ext. 254

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Bookings require 24 hours notice.

Please note phonelines are not manned during busy hours. Please leave a message or email [email protected].

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Discover why Gainsborough is GREAT for a family day out this summer! Visit our Summer page to find out more!


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Summer Adventure

With the sunshine upon us, what better time for visitors and residents alike to get out and enjoy the rich culture this historic market town has to offer? From astonishing medieval manors, to live performances there’s always something going on in this bustling town. So, whether you’re here to soak up some history or sun, there’s enough to keep you entertained throughout the summer!

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Discounted activities at West Lindsey Leisure Centre over summer holidays

Summer holiday activities at West Lindsey Leisure Centre

Head over to West Lindsey Leisure Centre over the summer holidays to enjoy activities for just £2 per person!

Starting Saturday 16 July, Everyone Active have launched ‘Everyone is Family’, aimed at getting families spending more time together and addressing balancing everyday life with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Everyone Active’s centre provides a community hub for local people and can play a huge part in offering a space to seek support, socialise with others and get advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They want to reach as many families as possible to promote the support that is on offer and help to inspire children to try out a new hobby.

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Gainsborough Churches take part in Churches Festival this weekend!

Gainsborough churches will take part in the West Lindsey Churches Festival after 2 year wait! 

The West Lindsey Churches Festival launched last weekend with churches from across the area opening up their doors after a long 2 year wait. Many offered fantastic events, tasty treats and exciting opportunities to see some extraordinary buildings, some of which aren’t open all year round.

This weekend, visitors and residents will get the chance to explore some of Gainsborough’s churches as the festival kicks off for its second weekend.

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Laybo’s Fest 2022

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Laybo’s Fest is a festival celebrating the life of local lad Leighton Hall. The festival is family focussed with attractions, rides, stalls and amazing raffles in addition to live music acts, all aimed at raising funds to support local mental health charities.

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Gainsborough Treasure Hunt to launch this weekend – with instant small prize guaranteed!

Gill Blades, Senior Library Assistant at Gainsborough Library, with the first batch of treasure maps

Gainsborough residents and visitors are invited to take part in an exciting new treasure hunt activity, launching this weekend.

From this Saturday (2 April 2022), a colourful Treasure Hunt booklet will be fully available to collect free of charge from Gainsborough Library and the Wilko’s store in Marshall’s Yard.

The treasure hunt will see participants follow clues along a route from Marshall’s Yard down to the Riverside pathway, along the way using the answers written down to decode the whereabouts of the hidden treasure.

For all those who manage to locate the hidden treasure, they will be able to claim a small instant child-friendly prize, as well as enter a monthly draw for a £30 High Street voucher.

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