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The Horse & Jockey

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 2.5
  • Value 3.0
  • Friendliness 4.5
  • Cleanliness 3.0
  • Amenities 2.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 3.0

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The Horse & Jockey Information


Excellent location in the heart of Gainsborough town centre. A traditional and friendly pub ideal for an overnight stay or longer-term bookings. We offer five letting rooms at reasonable prices (including ensuite rooms), ideal for those on a budget and perfect for both overnight stays or longer-term bookings. Please note that the pub is open from 11am every day, until Midnight from Sunday to Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturday. Busy trading periods are usually Friday and Saturday night with karaoke/DJ entertainment every week, and therefore the main bar can be quite busy at these times. **Note that it will generally not be possible to check-in outside of the pub opening times, however please call to discuss if required. You will however have 24/7 access to your room after checking in.** Free high-speed WiFi is available in the main bar areas and restaurant, and in some of the rooms (eg not in the double ensuite room). Each room includes a TV with Freeview channels, sink and tea and coffee making facilities. The bar serves a wide range of draught beers, ciders, spirits and other alcoholic and soft drinks to suit all tastes. The Horse & Jockey shows all major sports fixtures on Sky Sports, BT Sports and Freeview. ***Card payments: We accept all Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, as well as Amex and Diners cards. Payment can be made online via our booking system, on the phone, or in person at the pub. Full VAT invoices can be provided on request. ***

The Horse & Jockey is well known for its friendly atmosphere and is a favourite amongst the locals. The pub manager, Nikki, and the rest of the staff, are sure to make you feel at home and can help you with anything you may need.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Game room
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Snack bar


  • Off-site parking
  • Metered parking
  • Electric vehicle charging

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Gambling
  • Karaoke
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Card, board, video games


  • Check in
    2:00 PM 11:30 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    10:30 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Train from Gainsborough Central train station (0.5 miles)
    From the train station, follow Station Approach over the roundabout and then continue straight ahead along Market Square. Take a right along Church Street and the Horse & Jockey will be on the corner on the right before the next crossroads.
  • Road from Parking (0.1 miles)

    The nearest car park is ROSEWAY CAR PARK (DN21 2BB, adjacent to the Horse & Jockey; opposite the KFC). Parking is FREE from 6pm every day until 8am with a further 1 hour free (eg 5-6pm or 8-9am). Parking is free all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

    Electric vehicle charging is available at Roseway for 30p per kWh.

    Alternative parking is available at NORTH STREET CAR PARK (DN21 2HS). 6+ hours costs £3.90.

    Street parking and other Council car parks are also available. Further information can be found on the Council website: https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/my-services/my-community/transport-and-parking/parking/car-parks/

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