Top 20 stalls at the 2019 Lincoln Christmas Market

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Get your festive taste buds tingling and browse for the perfect Christmas gifts at the 2019 Lincoln Christmas Market.

With an array of delicious treats and quirky crafts to choose from, The Lincolnite has put together a guide of the Top 10 food & drink and Top 10 gift stalls to look out for, listed in no particular order.

The Lincolnite was among the first to explore the market, which runs from Thursday, December 5 until Sunday, December 8 – click here to read our ultimate superguide for Lincoln’s big festive event.


Food & Drink


The Copper Cork

The Copper Cork. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle

The Copper Cork bar, which is normally based in Witham Wharf, is at the Christmas Market for the first year. It sells local craft gins and a Christmas cocktail. It also sells mulled wine, hot spice gin tea and hot chocolate.

Owners at The Copper Cork Nick and Nicki Long and Mark Knight. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Riva Pizza

Riva Stonebaked Pizza. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle 

The stonebaked pizza company from Peterborough is enjoying its first year at the market, selling a range of pizzas including Margherita, Napoli and a Riva Special, with prices starting from £8. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives are available.

Riva Pizza Manager Joseph Wright. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Bar Humbug

Picture: Owners at Bar Humbug Andy Jupp, Jules Cooper and Paul Hoskins. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: In front of The Lawn, opposite the back entrance to the Castle

This is the first event for Chesterfield business owned by Jules Cooper, Paul Hoskins and Andy Jupp. Andy is already familiar with the Christmas Market as he runs the Paper Star Light stall.

Bar Humbug has a Scrooge enlightenment theme, with the idea that he approaches the market miserable and is dancing with joy by the end.


The Filthy Vegan

The Filthy Vegan owners Joe Johnson and James Freeman. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: The Pantry tent

The Filthy Vegan from Nottingham are new to the market, selling vegan kebabs, brownies, fudge cake and cold drinks.

The Filthy Vegan sells vegan kebabs, brownies and fudge cake. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Vegan brownies! Yummy! Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Williams Handbaked Ltd

Tom Nuttall of Williams Handbaked Ltd. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: The Pantry tent 

Williams Handbaked Ltd sells deep-filled luxury mince pies to get you in the festive spirit

Williams Handbaked Ltd sells deep-filled luxury mince pies. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin

Event staff at Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin Luke McLeod. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin, which is based in Bedale in Yorkshire, is run by Karl and Cathy Mason and is in its first year at Lincoln Christmas Market. It sells small and large gins and gift sets.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Traditional German Sausage

Traditional German Sausage. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: In front of The Lawn, opposite the west entrance to the Castle

The Nottingham company are back again, having been involved at the Lincoln Christmas Market for around eight years.

The Christmas Market wouldn’t be complete without Bratwurst and this is one of the stalls where you can get your sausage fix.

Owner of Traditional German Sausage Will Warwick. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Loaded Fries & Nachos

Loaded Fries & Nachos. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle 

This is the first year in the Christmas Market for the company run by Natalie Bartos and Nicola North, along with their partners Steven Ryder and Luke North.

It sells fries and nachos loaded with fillings including BBQ pulled pork, smokey bacon, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Layla Battle of Loaded Fries & Nachos with some of the food. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Welbourne’s Bakery

Russ Kelly helping to run the Welbourne’s Bakery stall, who will be the House Manager of the new Elite in the Bail restaurant and takeaway. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: From Elite on the Bail’s takeaway entrance on St Paul’s Lane 

Welbourne’s Bakery in Navenby is running a stall selling foods including mince pies and plum bread.

It is run by the same owners as Elite in the Bail, which is due to open its fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in January 2020.

Welbourne’s Bakery stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Fire Foods

Fire Foods is owned by Nick (pictured) and Zoe Woods. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle

The Grantham-based company has been at Lincoln Christmas Market for around eight years. Owners Nick ‘Woody’ Woods and Zoe Woods sell hot chilli sauces and gifts with a sense of humour, which are presents for “people who you love and hate”.

Some very hot chilli sauces to try at Fire Foods. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lots of flavours to try. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Crafts & Gifts


Ditsy Pet

Ditsy Pet owner Aaron Stewart. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle 

Ditsy Pet from Nottingham sells handmade dog collars and leads, including Christmas collars, as well as assorted gifts for your dogs and cats. The gifts include the popular JEKCA dogs.


Artifactually

Artifactually owner Susan Calder at her stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: The Lawn

Artifactually from Guildford sells hand blown glass Christmas ornaments.

Artifactually sells hand blown glass Christmas ornaments. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Dippity Doo Dahs

Owners of Dippity Doo Dahs Heather and John Uri, who sell teddy room fragrancers. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Big Wheel Marquee

Heather and John Uri from Aberdeen have featured at Lincoln Christmas Market for over 10 years, selling their wax teddy room fragrances.

Dippity Doo Dahs. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Pretty Suds

Pretty Suds staff showcasing some of the products. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Perfect Presents tent next to Lincoln Castle 

The Rotherham-based company is new to the market after having a big year with their products being sold in Boots.

Owner Chloe Pretty said the stall sells bath bombs including little eggs, and gift sets. Prices range from single bath bombs at £4, egg boxes at £6 and more.

Pretty Suds sells bath bombs and gift sets, including little eggs. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Craft Whale

Craft Whale owner Barbara Godziszewska with her handcrafted wooden chess sets. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle

Handcrafted wooden chess sets ranging from £30-£70. The stall is in its fourth year at Lincoln Christmas Market.

Handcrafted wooden chess sets at Craft Whale. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Karma

Karma’s stall in castle grounds sells unique Eastern gifts and furniture. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Lincoln Castle

Karma sells unique Eastern gifts and furniture, including handcrafted wood carvings.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Bewilderbeest

Artist at Bewilderbeest Iain Hamilton and co-owner Maddy Knox. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: The Lawn

This Suffolk company sells absurd drawings and paintings to make people laugh and is in its first year at the market.

Check out these drawings and paintings at Bewilderbeest’s stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Selborne Exotic Woodcraft

Paul Andrew of Selborne Exotic Woodcraft. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Big Wheel Marquee

Paul Andrew from Hampshire is in his third year at the market, selling handcrafted local wood clocks, coasters and tables.

The stall sells handcrafted local wood clocks, coasters and tables. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Stoneglow Candles

Sandra Ward of Stoneglow Candles. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Big Wheel Marquee

Essex-based Stoneglow Candles has featured at Lincoln Christmas Market for over 20 years. David and Sandra Ward are running the stall of the family business, which sells reusable candles that glow when lit.

Stoneglow Candles has featured at Lincoln Christmas Market for over 20 years. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Hand Turned Pens

Ian Derbyshire, owner of Hand Turner Pens. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Big Wheel Marquee

Ian Darbyshire makes hand turned pens from wood in East Yorkshire and this is his first time at the Lincoln Christmas Market.

The stall sells hand turned pens made from wood. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


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