November 29, 2019 3.38 pm This story is over 48 months old

Sweet treats: New Lincoln Doughnotts shop opens this weekend

Take a sneak peek inside

The wait for sweet delicious treats is almost over as a new doughnut shop prepares to open in Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter on Saturday.

Doughnotts will open in the former Wakefield Army Stores and Thornton’s shop next to Lush at 9am on Saturday, November 30. There will be a ribbon cutting from the Right Worshipful Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Sue Burke, and her consort, Councillor Chris Burke.

The flavours available will change on a weekly or daily basis. The Avocadough Doughnuts and fan’s favourites, including the Ferrero Rocher, Terry’s Choc Orange, Cherry Bakewell and Biscoff, will be among the doughnuts available for the opening weekend. They also have vegan options.

Avocadough is part of the new vegan range. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

They have standard and premium doughnuts. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Standard doughnuts start at £2.25. Premium doughnuts are available from £3.25 and doughballs for 75p each or 10 for £6. The store will also serve 200 Degrees coffee.

During the opening weekend, the first 30 customers will receive a black envelope with a prize in ranging from the following:

  • Gold Card (giving the customer a free doughnut a month for a year),
  •  A free doughnut
  • Pin badge
  • Discount on a box of 4 or more
  • Vouchers to spend in store
  • Two tickets for a Basic Barista Class at the 200 Degrees Lincoln Store
  • Vouchers to spend at 200 Degrees

They have renovated the old Thornton’s shop. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The red velvet is dipped in smooth vanilla fudge icing. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Doughnotts said the new store has created seven jobs, which are a mixture of full-time and part-time. The store also plans to hold doughnut making classes upstairs in the future.

Doughnotts in Lincoln will open 8.30am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

Filled to the brim with flavour. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Grab a box of premium doughnuts. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The independent doughnut company was founded in Nottingham in 2015, offering a vast array of delicious treats.

It started off ‘in mum’s kitchen with a tenner and a wok’. Co-founders Megan Scaddan and Wade Smith then got themselves a micro-bakery and their own coffee and doughnut bar in Nottingham.

They have made huge doughnut cakes to celebrate the new store opening. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

They all look so delicious. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

It has already been a hit in Lincoln with its pop-up stall and the new permanent shop is expected to be very popular.

Doughnotts already has stores in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, with Lincoln the newest addition to the list.

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