Lincoln’s new “Viking experience” has set up camp in the city – and received a warm welcome by drinkers.
The pop-up bar, which plays on Lincolnshire’s Viking heritage arrived in The Cornhill on November 14th, just before Lincoln celebrated the start of the festive season, with three Christmas Lights Switch-On ceremonies on Friday, November 17.
The first took place at St Marks Retail Park, before the main switch-on ceremony in the city’s High Street, and then Waterside Shopping Centre swiftly followed with its own ceremony.
Thor’s Tipi Bar has been pulling in groups of friends, families, students and visitors, all keen to enjoy the Scandinavian-style attraction, which is formed of two giant tipis, and which will remain in the city until December 31 (only closing on Christmas Day.)
Thor’s, which is open daily from 10.30am, serves a variety of local draught ales, mulled wine and hot cider and it also boasts a hot chocolate station, which allows kids, big and small, to choose a topping for their homemade chocolate drink.
The bar has a unique ambience, thanks to its festive lighting, wooden tables and benches, cosy furs and fire pit.
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said:
We are delighted to have introduced a new attraction to the city for the important festive season.
Maria Farrugia, a Director at THOR’S added:
Having lived in the North for 15 years, there was an obvious gap in many city centres at Christmas for a festive offering of this type. Our first THOR’S opened in York for Christmas 2015 and was a huge hit, so last year we added Leeds and Sheffield to our stable, and are now very excited to have welcomed Lincoln.
The Lincoln Christmas market is one of the best in the UK but is only for four days. We hope that THOR’S keeps the festive spirit in this historic city for the whole season.
We have been working with Lincoln BIG for over two years to work up our plans and so truly believe this will be a great experience for everyone.
Lincoln will not be disappointed.