White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel offers luxury boutique hotel-style accommodation in the heart of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Tracing its origins back to a 14th century coaching inn, the White Hart Hotel has undergone many transformations over the years.

Not only is this former coaching inn located on Ermine Street, the old Roman London-York road, the world’s very first tank was designed within its walls.

It was in a room at the White Hart hotel that local engineer William Ashbee Tritton and Naval Lieutenant Walter G Wilson, developed a fighting tank with caterpillar wheels capable of negotiating the terrible mud of World War One battlefields. In 1915, this tank, known as ‘Little Willy’  became the world’s first prototype.

Commemorate plaques marking this incredible achievement can be found in The White Hart Hotel today.

Accommodation Details

The White Hart Hotel in Lincoln is a mix of ultra-chic reception rooms and stylish, comfortable bedrooms.

Its sophisticated cocktail bar is famed for its indulgent afternoon teas, served with either Pimms or champagne!

Many of the hotel’s beautiful rooms have stunning views of either the cobbled streets of the Bailgate or the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

The White Hart Hotel has 50 recently renovated en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are spacious, comfortable and extremely well-appointed. Room categories include:

  • Standard
  • King Executive
  • Queen Suites
  • Four-Poster Suites

All rooms have freeview tv, free wi-fi, workdesk, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and complementary toiletries.

A Full English Breakfast is included in the room price. 

Facilities at the Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail Bar/Lounge serving snacks and light bites
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Car park
  • Pet friendly


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