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Hobbsons Restaurant & Pie Shop Lincoln

formerly Browns  Pie Shop & Restaurant has existed

in various guises for over 40 years.

It has been our honour to be its custodians for the last year. 

Sitting on the famous aptly named Steep Hill 

and nestled between the Cathedral and the castle,

attracting visitors from far & wide to our blend

of high-quality food and sense of occasion.

Hobbsons is a “Best of British” restaurant

specialising in home crafted pies.

We also offer the joy of a famous haslet sausage roll, all available to dine in or to take away.


Our produce and food from starter to puddings

are created in house by our chefs.


British Afternoon tea brings a sense of occasion with our

friends from Fortnum & Mason providing our excellent teas.


The earliest evidence of any building at No.33 appears

to date back to around the 14th century,

when Nos. 26 & 34 seem to have been built.

However, it was rebuilt in the second half of the 17th century,

which gave it the general appearance that it still has today,

aside from the street front, most of which was a later addition.

Despite this, some parts of wall and the central stack still

survive from the earlier house. In 1649, a parliamentary

survey was conducted and No.33 appears to have belonged

to a Mr Brittayne at the time. It then comprised of shop

with a kitchen and cellar, lodging chambers upstairs

and a small stable with hayloft at the back.

Later in 1731, the house was occupied by a Dr Peter Richier,

who owned many properties in the surrounding area but

decided to live in this one with his maid and manservant.

Other occupants around this time seem to have included

a cordwainer, baker, woollen draper, orange merchant,

watchmaker, bridle cutter and grocer.

In the 18th century No.33 became a pub

called the Fox and Hounds.


In 1925 the building was occupied by Lawrence of Arabia

whilst he was serving at RAF Cranwell.

It was around this time that he wrote his infamous book,

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’. From 1928 to 1937

the building became a boarding house owned by a,

Mrs Dugdale and afterwards until 1946, a bookshop

owned by a, Mrs Hopwell. Then from 1949 until 1971

it belonged to a Mr Charles Hopwell, who during

this time turned it into an antique dealership,

a second hand gift shop and eventually his private residence.


In 1972 it became a Toy Shop, owned by a Mr John Phillip

however; by 1975 it appears to have been empty.

Not long after it returned to being an Antique Furniture

shop belonging to a Mr Alf Shaw, who remained there

until 1987, when it was bought by McFarlane & Mason

and turned into Browns Pie Shop. 



Haslet Sausage Roll 6.50
The original sausage roll in homage to days gone by, with piccalilli and dressed salad


Mushrooms on Toast 6.00
Pan-roasted mushrooms in Madeira wine, served on toast


Hobbsons Decadent Flan • 8.95
Served in a range of seasonal flavours - please enquire with one of our team members.


Focaccia Garlic Bread 4.30
Homemade bread & herbed garlic butter with or without cheese

Crab Cakes6.90

Served with creamy red pepper mayonnaise


Hobbsons Scotch Egg 7.20
An egg wrapped in Lincolnshire haslet sausage meat with pickled red cabbage

Mini Meat Pies


Lovingly wrapped in our own homemade pastry

Steak & Black Sheep Ale 16.00

Lamb, Redcurrant & Mint 18.00

Butter Chicken 17.00

Steak & Kidney  16.00

Doris' Famous Chicken Gravy 16.50

Steak, Port & Stilton 18.00

Venison  19.00

Vegan Ratatouille Pie 16.00
Served with chips and wild garlic and tomato gravy (VE)


All our pastry pies are served with fresh buttered mashed potato

and a trio of vegetables.

 Or swap to a flavoured mash, horseradish, mustard,

garlic or cheese & spring onion £1.20

Triple cooked chips £1.60

Hobbsons Choice

Cheese Pot Pie16.00
 Stilton, brie & cheddar with broccoli florets with a cheesy puff pastry lid

Fish Pot Pie 16.50
Salmon, smoked haddock, cod and prawns in a cream sauce topped with cheesy mash

Chicken, Marsala & Pancetta Pot Pie 18.50
Tender chicken in a lavish Marsala sauce with pancetta

Slow-cooked Pork Belly 18.50

Served with a rich apple & whiskey sauce and buttered mashed potato


Sausages & Mash 16.50
Three award winning Lincolnshire sausages with creamy mash and a rich onion gravy

Homemade Decadent Flan 13.00

Hobbsons flan in a choice of flavours served with triple cooked chips

Pudding Menu

Apple Crumble • 6.95


Lemon Meringue Trifle • 6.95


Sticky Toffee Pudding • 6.95


Bread & Butter Pudding • 6.95


Crème Brûlée Cheesecake • 6.95

All of the above served with your choice of

vanilla ice-cream, cream or custard

Vanilla Ice Cream

2 scoops • 4.75​  //  3 scoops • 6.75

Cheeseboard • 8.95

A selection of four cheeses, grapes, chutney & crackers


Takeaway Menu

Available hot or cold to cook at home later



Steak & Black Sheep ale 6.80

Steak & kidney 6.80

Vegan ratatouille (VE) 6.80

Steak & Stilton 9.50

Butter chicken 10.00

Doris’s famous chicken gravy 7.50

Lamb & mint 10.50

Venison 10.50

Pie, (mash/chips) & gravy 10.50/12.50

Premium pie, (mash/chips) & gravy 13.50/15.20


 Minted mushy peas 4.50
Seasonal vegetables 4.50
Triple cooked chips 4.00


  Haslet sausage rolls 4.00

Hobbsons homemade decadent flan 5.95





Hobbsons Restaurant & Pie Shop

33 Steep Hill




Phone no 01522 527330



Kitchen Opening times

Monday & Tuesday  • Closed

Wednesday to Saturday 11.30 am – 9pm

Sunday 11.30 am – 5pm

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