Food and Drink

Market Rasen is a beautiful little market town which serves many surrounding villages. It has a wonderful High Street with lots of individual shops, rather than the more common blueprint chain shopfronts that have blighted so many towns.

As a result there are loads of places for walkers to enjoy refreshment before, after or during their walks. Whether you are looking for a well-earned pint with pub food or high tea with freshly baked scones, Market Rasen has it all!

Look out for the Walkers are Welcome logo in the window!


The Aston Arms - the hub of the town, Market Rasen’s famous pub dominates the market place and was the subject of Bernie Taupin's "Saturday Night's Alright" which Elton John made a hit. Much quieter these days, the pub serves good quality real ales, wood burning stove and pub-grub type food at very reasonable prices.

The George - just off the high street, down George Street - this pub caters for the livelier end of the market - real ales, log fires in winter and a warm welcome - in the summer, the large, landscaped beer garden in the rear courtyard is a must!

The White Swan - on the high street, along Queen Street, dating back to 1800s and newly refurbished, with rooms (see Staying In Rasen), sports TV and live music every Saturday and a weekday Jam night. Real ales and a warm welcome.

The Advocate Arms – at the heart of the high street, not really a pub, this is a 5 star restaurant with rooms (see Staying In Rasen). Non-residents are very welcome for a drink in the friendly bar or outside terrace area, and to eat in the modern bar or fantastic restaurant.

Tea Rooms and Cafes:

Albion Tea Rooms – a beautifully restored building along the high street, on Queen Street, past The White Swan towards the railway bridge, great food in lovely surroundings.

Jossals - on our high street, the top end of Queen Street, this popular restaurant / cafe has a small sheltered rear courtyard, for alfresco dining, offering good quality meals in what used to be Market Rasen’s Main Post Office.

Oxford St Fish Bar - a popular fish and chip shop on the edge of the town centre - take-away only and opening times vary! 

Sunnyside Up - Always warm and welcoming, this 200-year-old barn on the way out of Rasen ntowards Tealby is now a lovely tearoom & Coffee shop a perfect place to enjoy a lovely pot of tea and sample their delicious home made cakes and treats or famous hot Lincoln Red beef roll

The March Hare - a contemporary coffee shop in Market Rasen market place - serves hot & cold food & drinks, and delicious home made cakes.