Blyton Ice Cream opened a new shop on Lincoln High Street on Friday morning and The Lincolnite went to check it out.
Mary Cook, who co-founded the business in 1985 with her husband Warwick, cut the ribbon to officially open the firm’s fourth shop in Lincolnshire at 10am on Friday, May 28. It is located next to Carousel in the unit formerly occupied by HW Franklin.
The Lincoln shop will serve a total of over 70 flavours with different ones being rotated each week. The flavours included classics such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, as well as Eton mess, sticky toffee pudding, creme egg, candy floss, and the newest addition of caramel chocolate pretzel.
There are vegan and dairy free ice creams (chocolate and strawberry) and dairy free sorbets (lemon and raspberry). There are also sugar free options of vanilla and hazelnut.
In addition to ice creams, the shop will also sell sundaes, crepes, waffles and milkshakes, with customers able to eat in or take away.
Munchie boxes can also be purchased for £12.99, which contain four flavours of ice cream of your choice, a crepe, waffle, cookie, brownies and donuts.
The family-run business was established by Warwick and Mary Cook in 1985 when the couple opened a shop in Blyton near Gainsborough. Warwick sadly passed away in 2017, but the family has since launched two further shops – Brigg in 2018 and Scunthorpe in 2019.
After cutting the ribbon to officially open the shop, Mary told The Lincolnite: “It’s great. The family have done so well and I am so proud of them all. Their grandpa would be proud too.”
George Cook and his aunt Alison Hughes are both directors at Blyton Ice Cream, while Mary still helps with the business.
George’s brother Henry is the Production Manager, while their cousin Sophie Hughes is the Area Manager for Blyton and Lincoln.
Sophie said: “We put a lot of hard work into a small space of time and it’s good to be open and it will be nice to see new customers.”
George added: “It has taken a lot of hard work to get it open and it is great that we are now able to welcome customers inside to see what we have to offer.”
The Lincoln shop will be open every day between 11am and 10pm. It will also offer its own delivery service, as well as launching on Deliveroo and Just Eat.
The new shop has created around six to seven new jobs, including for delivery drivers.