First look inside the new Lincoln Botanist bar

Cocktail bar chain The Botanist is ready to open on Tuesday, August 18 and The Lincolnite went for an exclusive first look inside.

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

Although it may not be possible for the venue to host its planned live music sessions due to coronavirus restrictions, there will be plenty for people to enjoy.

The restaurant area has a rustic look to it. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The bar will serve a wide variety of drinks and spirits. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Colourful cocktails, a large beer and ale list, and pub classics all feature on a varied menu.

The scenic bar area is ideal for social distancing. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The city council approved for the bar to have temporary extra space outside for more seating to help with social distancing.

Dinner with a view. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Liam Wood, Head of Openings at The New World Trading Company, told The Lincolnite: “The whole team are absolutely buzzing to get started and the venue is looking even more beautiful now it’s got bottles, glasses and plates in it.”

Overlooking the ever-emerging Cornhill area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The restaurant area includes a mural of Joseph Banks, a famous botanist who has links to Lincoln due to his brother living here.

Standing tall, ready for the big day! Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln will be The New World Trading Company’s 29th bar, which will create around 30 to 40 new jobs, rising up to 60 in the future.

Beautiful scenery. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The menu at the entrance is near the temporary outdoor seating area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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