Boston’s newest services have proved popular – the 5.30am opening of Costa Drive Thru on Thursday saw staff rushed off their feet as the free offer of bacon baps were all taken in the first two hours.

And the opening giveaway of stylish reusable Costa coffee flasks were being snapped up. The opening fun continues on Saturday when Princess Elsa from Frozen and a face painter will greet children between 10am and 3pm on Saturday.

Boston Utd manager Craig Elliott cut the red ribbon to officially open the Costa Drive Thru at the Quadrant roundabout on the A16 and then sampled the drive thru service receiving a flask of piping hot Costa coffee direct to his car from the serving hatch.

The new coffee shop, which has indoor seating for 62 and 24 outdoor seats as well as the quick-service drive thru with ample car parking, will be open from 5.30am to 10.30pm every day offering the full Costa range – from a coffee all the way through to a hot lunch with dessert. And what desserts! Exclusive to the Boston branch is New York Cheesecake alongside a spread of tasty hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Breakfast for as little as £1 is served until 11am, with lunch, from £4.95, served from 11am to 2pm.

Manager Adam Slipper, Boston born and bred, has worked for Costa for eight years and is enthusiastic about his shiny new premises. He has a staff of 12, which he says could expand as the business grows. Construction of the new nearby Boston Utd stadium, due to start soon, will provide that boost.