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Leagate Inn, Coningsby

Leagate Inn, Coningsby
Northern England. Lincolnshire, LN4 4RS.

The Leagate Inn is one of the oldest family run hotels in the heart of Lincolnshire

Price per night: from £67.50 to £120.

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One of the oldest licensed premises in the county, dating from 1542, the Leagate Inn was the last of the Fen Guide Houses that provided shelter before the treacherous marshes were drained. The oak-beamed pub has a priest's hole, ancient oak beams, oak settle and a very old inglenook fireplace among its features. Opened around the millennium, the eight bedroomed hotel annex has all the quality, style and amenities expected today whilst benefiting from its historical location in this 16th Century Coaching Inn. Ensuite bathrooms complement the luxurious bedrooms. The atmosphere at the Inn is warm, with feelings of a bygone era. Customers can expect plush carpets and comfortable seating with fine ales and wines to complement the succulent home cooked bar meals. In the winter months we also have a roaring open fire. Discounted rates are available for single occupancy as well as a special family rate. Please see Available Rooms for the promotion codes.

Throughout its history the Leagate Inn has been host to weary travellers from the length and breadth of the British Isles. Way back in the 15th Century throughout the dark and cold winter nights the owners of the Leagate would light a blazing torch on the gable wall facing the fens, this would guide the local people through the treacherous bogs and marshes to a safe haven. The iron ring which held the torch is still there to this day. At the front of the Inn is an enclosure known as Gibbet Nook Close, it was the site of the gibbet or gallows used for the public execution of criminals. The bodies were left hanging as a warning to others who might think of breaking the law. In the main lounge of the Inn, above the fireplace, is an engraving titled the "Last Supper" where it is believed that the last rites were given to the condemned souls. Built above the large fireplace is another historical feature, a priest hole where Roman Catholic priests could hide from the wrath of Cromwells roundheads. In the distant past the Inn was the gateway to Armtree & Wilmore fens having a toll gate which was still in use up until recent times. Now there is a sign hanging on the wall that reads: "This gate hangs high and hinders none victual yours'en and pass along". Full English breakfast served in the comfortable restaurant which was converted from old stables and a disused barn many years ago. The restoration and alterations were in keeping with the rest of the Inn, with oak beams & brick pillars. Lunch and dinners are available from a varied menu offering traditional dishes such as roast beef, chicken and port, fresh game, pheasant, rabbit and even freshwater trout, sea food and fresh lobster. Vegetarians are catered for with an imaginative array of fine food. The extensive gardens are a wonderful place to sit or stroll on a balmy summers day. The children's safe play area can be found at the end of the garden where parents can keep a watchful eye. Free on-site parking.


  • 16th century buildings
  • Breakfast Included
  • Parking (free)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property
  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Shared gardens
  • Children's cots
  • Children's highchairs
  • Restaurant
  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information

Check In: From 12pm Check Out: By 11am Directions: From the M6. At junction 2, take the M69 exit to A46/M1 N/Leic'r/Cov (E). Keep left at the fork, follow signs for M69/M1 North and merge onto M69. At junction 3, exit onto M1 toward Nottingham. At junction 21a, exit onto A46. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A46 heading to Newark/Melton/Nott'm/A606. Go through 8 roundabouts. At Hykeham Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A1434/Newark Rd. Continue to follow A1434. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue onto A15/St Catherines. Continue to follow A15. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right at B1188/Canwick Rd. Continue to follow B1188. Turn left at Heighington Rd. Continue onto Canwick Rd. Turn right at Sheepwash Lane. Turn right at Branston Rd.

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983