From Tourist Office to Artisan Cafe Remedy is Southport’s Stylish New Destination


Once the place to go to find out where to go, Southport’s iconic mock-Victorian tourist information office is to reopen as a stylish Cafe serving specialist coffees, fine malt whiskeys and artisan gins.

The beautiful Victorian building on Lord Street will now be a destination in its own right with plans to attract the smart and cultured Southport crowd seeking a sophisticated experience from their night out.

The idea for Remedy is that of two locals, Sarah Simcock and Susannah Porter, who’d dreamed of creating a a place where they would feel at home having a morning coffee, or evening drinks, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Susannah, a former deputy principal of a large college and Sarah, a former high risk safety consultant, have been working on their idea to turn it into reality for the past 8 years.  Researching their products was the fun part, as they have tried and tested more than 50 artisan gins and hundreds of fine malts in their bid to create the ultimate perfectionist’s paradise. 

“Any coffee, gin or whisky expert should appreciate the level of research we have gone into in order to curate the ultimate experience,” says Susannah.

“The work and effort that goes into the process of producing these beautiful drinks has to be reflected in the way we sell it.  Our staff are hand picked and highly trained, the creation of ‘Team Remedy’ has been very important to us.”

Remedy opens at the beginning of July.  Follow the Remedy opening as it unfolds on Facebook and Twitter @remedysouthport or sign up to the Remedy Members Club to get regular updates and special offers and tasting events (I made that up but good to get it started) by emailing [email protected]

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