First tipple at Thor’s Tipi bar in Lincoln

The fires are roaring inside Lincoln’s cosy Viking tipi bar for the first time this year and the smell of mulled wine has turned the city centre beautifully Christmassy.

Thor’s tipi bar is free to enter and is open from Friday, November 9 to Monday, December 31.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Two giant tipis form the bar, decorated with twinkling lights, wooden tables and benches, cosy furs and open fire pits.

On the menu is a selection of festive-themed drinks like hot chocolate with salted caramel vodka or rum orange, largess and ales, as well as mulled wines and hot cider.

Opening times

Thor’s tipi bar will be open from 12pm to 10pm Sundays to Thursdays and from 12pm until 11pm Fridays and Saturdays, but it will be closed on Christmas day.

Co-Founder of Thor’s Maria Farrugia said: “Our first year in Lincoln was a hugely successful one with thousands of shoppers, families and visitors coming to soak up the atmosphere, so we are thrilled that Lincoln has invited us back, not just for this year but until 2020.”

The Cheese Cave

Street food vendor The Cheese Cave will be making its debut at Thor’s with its vintage trailer this year.

Owner of the business Emma said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Thor’s tipi bar this winter and can’t wait to bring The Cheese Cave along to serve up some delicious grilled cheese street food to the hungry hordes!

“With locally sourced produce and award-winning Sourdough bread from Welbeck bakery, we think our food is perfect for everyone to enjoy around the roaring fires in the tipi and w’ere thrilled the Thor’s team think so too!”