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Botanist sets Lincoln bar opening date

New addition to Lincoln’s social scene

Cocktail bar chain The Botanist will open in Lincoln on Tuesday, August 18.

New World Trading Company originally hoped to open its 29th bar in the new Cornhill development in early June.

Coronavirus delayed those plans, but now the official opening date is getting nearer and around 30-40 new jobs have been created, which will increase up to 60 in the future.

The main bar will be on the ground floor of the two-storey unit, with the main restaurant and kitchen space upstairs.

The Botanist will open in Lincoln’s Cornhill on August 18. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It may not be possible for the bar to host its planned live music due to the current government guidelines, but there will still be plenty for people to enjoy, including colourful cocktails, a large beer and ale list, and pub classics on a varied food menu.

Take a look inside The Botanist in Lincoln’s Cornhill.

The bar is decorated with plants, and the city council approved for it to have temporary extra space outside for more seating to help with social distancing.

Inside, there is also a painting of Sir Joseph Banks, the Lincolnshire naturist, botanist and patron of natural sciences.

His father William Banks was a rich country squire and a member of the House of Commons.

Inside The Botanist there is a painting of Sir Joseph Banks.

Liam Wood, Head of Openings at The New World Trading Company, told The Lincolnite: “It’s so great to see the finishing touches on the site and getting our brand new team together for the first time.

“We can’t wait to meet Lincoln and show everyone what The Botanist can offer.”

Work is continuing at the Everyman Cinema in Lincoln’s Cornhill. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Co-op signed The Botanist to the 8,000 square foot bar/restaurant in the third phase of the Cornhill Quarter development, which sits opposite the Corn Exchange Building.

Work is continuing to take shape on the rest of the development, including at Everyman Cinema which is also due to open in August.

Fashion brands Phase 8, Whistles and Hobbs will move into the same building as The Botanist. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Fashion brands Phase 8, Whistles and Hobbs will also open their stores in the redeveloped Cornhill Quarter next month.

Healthy Vietnamese street food restaurant Pho had also been signed up to be in the same building.