Lincoln Cathedral’s new café and shop will open to the public on Monday 28 June.
Set in the historic Old Deanery, and overlooking the newly landscaped Dean’s Green, Lincoln Cathedral Café has delicious food and drinks, bright modern interiors and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere.
The menu features a range of tempting items from light lunches to indulgent cream teas (which are sure to become a firm favourite.) The focus on local, nourishing and high-quality ingredients, delivered by a dedicated, skilled and friendly team creates the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing dining experience.
Lincoln Cathedral shop has long been popular with visitors, but now with a contemporary new space in the visitor centre, a stunning boutique look and entrance direct from the Dean’s Green, it is hoped that more people than ever will be able to discover the array of unusual and appealing gifts within.
Several new product lines will be unveiled on launch day including unique Lincoln Cathedral branded beers from the local Ferry Ales Brewery and a stunning bespoke range of Sophie Allport items created exclusively for the Cathedral.
Will Harrison, Chapter Clerk at Lincoln Cathedral, said that the opening of the shop and café was the culmination of many years’ work and a cause for much needed celebration after a turbulent 18 months.
“At a time when people are once again able to socialise with friends and family, we are delighted to be sharing new spaces where everyone can enjoy spending time together. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Lincoln, Lincolnshire and beyond; whether they are old friends and regular visitors, or if this is their first time though the doors.
“The transformation that has taken place is simply breath-taking when we remember what the Old Deanery looked like before the work began. Completing this project through the pandemic added another level of complexity that we could never have imagined, but though a tremendous team effort between all the staff at the Cathedral, contractors, partners and funders, we have created this brilliant resource for all who visit the Cathedral and the local area, and everyone who lives or works nearby. We hope that everyone who eats in the café or buys from the shop will be just as delighted with the end result as we are.”
Alongside the café and shop, a suite of community meeting rooms will also open. Available for commercial, charitable and community organisations to hire, the rooms come complete with everything needed to host meetings and conferences and with stunning views of the Cathedral and Dean’s Green. A range of hospitality packages is also available.
The shop, café and community meeting rooms are the first facilities in the new visitor centre to open, and will be followed by a learning suite, discovery centre and exhibition gallery later in the year.
Both Lincoln Cathedral Café and the Cathedral shop will open at 9.30am on Monday 28 June, and following that the café will be open daily from 9am to 5pm and the shop will be open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.