It’s been a tough year for businesses of all sizes. Sadly, those that are hit hardest are often small, independent organisations. Lincoln is full of such initiatives, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite local businesses that you can help support during these trying times.
Jo Marris Beauty
Jo is a Lincoln based beauty therapist and skin specialist with 30 years experience in the field. Using only the best products with quality ingredients, Jo offers a wide range of services including Environ facials, nail, lash, brow, massage and beauty treatments. Her beauty therapy room promises a warm and relaxing environment – so you’re guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
There’s no reason why your beauty regime should suffer during lockdown. Jo is providing skin consultations and products available for delivery or pick up! Get in touch via her socials or telephone.
Born out of a love for burgers, Kine is a laid back restaurant and bar that serves local produce and promises a relaxed atmosphere. The beef burgers contain only the highest welfare Lincolnshire beef from select butchers, whilst the small plate menu offers a tantalising array of light bites and sides. Veggies rejoice! There’s plenty of options for you too – we recommend the charred corn veggie burger and homemade seitan.
During lockdown, Kine will be serving takeaway every weekend. All going well, they will reopen their doors on the 2nd December – and will be opening every Wednesday-Saturday until the 24th.
https://www.wearekine.co.uk/ – 01522 529300
The Cheese Society
A family run business in the Cathedral Quarter, The (multi-award-winning) Cheese Society serves an entirely cheese-based menu. A firm favourite with locals and a popular destination for cheese lovers far and wide, this brilliant business obtains and shares the best products possible.
You can still get your cheese fix during lockdown by ordering a subscription, gift box or selection online from the shop. The Cheese Society will deliver your goods anywhere in the UK by next day courier – fresh, safe and sound!
www.thecheesesociety.co.uk – 01522 511003
House of Pho
Looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine? You’re in luck – House of Pho is a family-run restaurant and bar that brings fresh and delicious recipes to Lincoln.
The ability to develop and recreate traditional recipes runs in the family, and the creators Tina and Steve are continuing the legacy of previous generations who ran local, specialised food stalls themselves.
Sample these culinary delights for yourselves by placing an order over the phone from 4-10.30pm Thursdays-Tuesdays. With any luck, the restaurant will be back up and running again soon too!
www.thehouseofpho.co.uk – 01522 262871
Stokes Lawn Cafe
Nestled amongst historic Lincoln, Stokes Lawn Cafe has been lovingly refurbished by the finest local crafts people. The cafe houses an eclectic collection of renovated, repurposed and reused furniture and features – making it a truly unique spot to enjoy a fresh roasted coffee or meal.
The menu boasts a selection of delicious dishes and treats, all made with the finest, locally sourced produce. This includes breakfasts, light bites, afternoon and cream tea, seasonal specials and hearty mains.
Primarily a coffee roastery, Stokes has a Coffee Club where you can access the finest seasonal, single origin and speciality coffees. There is also an online shop, where you can buy an array of tea, coffee, coffee-making essentials and experiences.
www.stokescoffee.com – 01522 523548
Found on Fiskerton Road, Fenland Hideaway is a family run business with a charming tearoom and gift shop selling seasonal, local produce and dishes.
This cosy spot offers a varied breakfast and lunch menu – and will be delivering a selection of dishes to surrounding villages during the lockdown period.
www.fenland-hideaway.business.site – 07742433545
Operating under the ethos that no one in our community should face going hungry, Lincoln Food Bank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to locals referred to them in crisis. They are a local initiative that is part of the nationwide network of food banks, supported by The Trussell Trust and working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
This fantastic organisation relies on financial support, time, business partnerships and food to make a real difference to the lives of those in need. If you can lend such support, get in touch via the website or phone.
www.lincoln.foodbank.org.uk – 01522 542166
Wig and Mitre
The Wig and Mitre is located in a 16th century building on Steep Hill. It promises uncompromised quality, local and real ales, a selection of fine wines, draught lagers, spirits, mixers and freshly ground coffees.
The creative chefs work hard to bring the freshest ingredients and seasonal fare to the table – presenting the best selection that Lincolnshire has to offer. There is something for everyone here, as the menu boasts everything from delicate fish dishes, to juicy steaks, to gluten free options and vegetarian choices.
During lockdown, the Wig and Mitre continues to light up Steep Hill by offering a takeaway service to customers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
www.wigandmitre.com – 01522 535190
Every month, Lincoln residents eagerly await the publication of two brilliant magazines: the Bailgate Independent and the Hello Lincoln What’s on Guide. Both are free and produced in a little Burton Road office by the founders and their small team.
The directors met 30 years ago at the old Lincolnshire Standard Group, and they still believe in the old school values instilled in them back then – quality, personal touch and transparency. To honour these beliefs, they’ve built a hand-picked team with a shared ethos.
The Bailgate Independent reflects the lives and aspirations of their discerning readers. It covers local news and events, art and culture, interiors, community, food and much more. Have you picked up a free copy yet?
LIFEstyle Lincoln is a contemporary living store found in the Bailgate. Selling tableware, glassware, jewellery, soft furnishings and lighting – LIFEstyle is a brilliant source for gifts!
To accommodate lockdown, LIFEstyle is running a delivery service on all their goods. Simply shop the stock and they will drop it right on your doorstep for free within the immediate Lincoln radius. Find them on Facebook and Instagram – or give them a call to find out more.
www.facebook.com/LIFEstyleLincoln – 01522 537328
Fresh from the Fields
This family-run greengrocers provides fresh, locally sourced produce to the city of Lincoln and surrounding villages. Founded back in 1998, farming has run through generations in this family – and Fresh from the Fields aim to source the finest quality produce whilst also supporting as many local farmers as possible.
Fancy a regular delivery of fresh produce? Sign up to the wholesale delivery service – available across all of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire!
Sunflower Flower Shop
For beautiful fresh flowers and stunning bouquets – Sunflowers Florist is our go-to. Expect consistently friendly service and a wide array of flower arrangements – ideal for any occasion. Simply give George a call or order online to receive or send the perfect bouquet today.
www.sunflowerslincoln.co.uk – 01522 528252
Gallery at St. Martins
An original contemporary and traditional art gallery providing an intimate exhibition space in the cultural quarter of Lincoln. The gallery hosts a regularly changing programme or art exhibitions from emerging and established artists, alongside portraiture courses for all abilities.
To hire the gallery space or buy original work, you can contact Phil Bowman by email or telephone.
www.galleryatstmartins.com – 07720810468
Ferry Ales Brewery
Brewing FABulous craft ales and lagers to perfection, Ferry Ales Brewery has something for everyone. Whether you like a dark Porter or the clean refreshing notes of a Pale Ale or Lager – this brewery has an extensive menu to appease all tastes.
Currently running free local deliveries, it’s never been easier to enjoy a tipple from the comfort of your own home. There is also a beer club that customers can join to earn rewards and points.
www.ferryalesbrewery.co.uk – 0800 9993226
Support local businesses, during lockdown and into the future
These are just a few of the many amazing independent local businesses Lincoln has to offer. We’ll write a follow up with more suggestions soon – so stay tuned and stay local! In the meantime, feel free to drop us a line with any questions, and keep an eye on our blog for future updates!