Steep Hill, Lincoln, Lincoln, LN2 1LU, United Kingdom

01522 262272

Bells Tea Shop

Welcome to Bells Tea Shop in Lincoln - Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea



About Us

Dedicated to Quality

We are a family run, traditional English tea shop.  Located at the top of Steep Hill we are just a five minute walk from both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.

Local Produce

Wherever possible at Bells Tea Shop we use local produce and ingredients.

Jenny’s Jams – Lincoln

Smith’s Smokery - Friskney, Lincolnshire

Scaman’s Eggs – Louth, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese – Alford, Lincolnshire

A W Curtis and Sons Ltd – Lincoln

Blyton Dairy Ice Crea

Vine's Bakery

Fresh from the Fields - Lincoln

Belvoir Fruit Farms – Grantham, Lincolnshire

Pipers Crisps - Brigg, Lincolnshire

More than Drinks

Enjoy full English or vegetarian breakfast (served until 2pm).

Delicious lunches including tasty sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis, soup and pate.

Pop in for a morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea with a toasted teacake or  crumpets.

Homemade cakes.

Lincolnshire Plumbread served with Poacher cheese.

Cream teas with a choice of Jennys Jams and clotted cream.

Great selection of loose leaf teas and delicious coffee.

Delicious milkshakes made with frozen yogurt and ice cream.


Afternoon Tea

What could be more quintessentially English than enjoying a wonderful Afternoon Tea in our lovely tea shop, in one of England’s finest heritage cities?

Our Afternoon Tea consists of

a selection of sandwiches with local ham and mustard, tuna and cucumber, cheese with apple and tomato chutney, local, free-range egg and cress and Smith’s smoked chicken and mayonnaise;

a selection of delicious homemade cakes;

a scrumptious homemade scone with Jenny’s jam and clotted cream;

unlimited Yorkshire Tea or Americano coffee;

all served on our Cath Kidston crockery.

Gluten free and vegetarian options available.


Please note that booking is recommended, particularly at weekends and school holidays when we are incedibly busy.  However, do ask, we may be able to accommodate without notice.

£12.50 per person 

Afternoon Tea


Gift Vouchers


A perfect present

Gift vouchers are available for any amount or for afternoon tea.  Pop in to the shop or give us a ring.  We can take payment over the telephone and are happy to post at no extra charge.


 We're happy to take bookings, and we recommend that bookings are made for afternoon tea.

For large groups celebrating a special occasion we do hold after hours parties.

It costs £50 to hire the entire tea room for two hours.  Please complete the Contact Us form below for  further information and availability.

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Bells Tea Shop

38-39 Steep Hill, Lincoln, Lincoln, LN2 1LU, United Kingdom

Tel: (01522) 262272


Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm

Sunday 9.30am to 4pm