New cafe, new beer – Lincoln Cathedral

A beer specially brewed for Lincoln Cathedral will be launched and available for sale to mark the opening of the cathedral’s new cafe and shop – part of a £16m restoration project to transform The Old Deanery into a new state of the art Visitor Centre.

Lincoln Cathedral’s gets its own beer for new café launch

The café and shop opens to the public on Monday (28 June) with a range of new products – including Lincoln Cathedral branded beer from Ferry Ales Brewery and will be run by independent family run business, Meadow Brown Restaurants.

As well as the new shop and café space, the new changes to the Old Deanery Visitor Centre also include community meeting rooms for commercial, charitable and community hire, along with a range of hospitality packages.

Will Harrison, Chapter Clerk at Lincoln Cathedral, said that the opening of the shop and café was the culmination of many years’ work and a cause for much needed celebration after a turbulent 18 months.

“At a time when people are once again able to socialise with friends and family, we are delighted to be sharing new spaces where everyone can enjoy spending time together.

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Lincoln, Lincolnshire and beyond; whether they are old friends and regular visitors, or if this is their first time through the doors.

“The transformation that has taken place is simply breath-taking when we remember what the Old Deanery looked like before the work began.”

Both the cafe and the shop will open at 9.30am on Monday, June 28. Following that, the cafe will open daily from 9am to 5pm and the shop from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

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