Photo: Peaky Blinders owners, Melanie and John

Peaky Blinders expands as does the growing popularity of Southport’s ‘Northern Quarter’

Peaky Blinders, which only opened over a year ago, has expanded into the former Hamlet’s sandwich shop, such is its popularity, and the owners Melanie and John have even added ‘high end’ bed and breakfast accommodation.

Peaky Blinders can now cater for another hundred guests inside the bar. John and Melanie have both worked tirelessly to make the location what it is today.

Earlier this year ‘The Hotel Inspector’ was filmed at the Peaky Blinders bar and rooms.

The show which will be screened later this month (December) sees Alex Polizzi give the owners advice about how they can try to turn their fortunes around. She also often undertakes renovation projects on behalf of the hoteliers.

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The Hotel Inspector filmed at Peaky Blinders in Southport will be aired later this month

Bar 45 on Leicester Street

bar-45-southport-ots-newsPhoto: Bar 45 on Leicester Street

Bar 45, based on Leicester Street, is the fifth bar to open at the north end of Lord Street in the last 18 months, joining the likes of Peaky Blinders, The new Bold Hotel and Corridor Bar on Lord Street and Le Grog on Seabank Road.

The sudden influx of new bars and eateries has seen that particular end of Lord Street flourish.

The extra drinking trade has also given a boost to established bars Sacrebleu and the Inn Beer Shop, based on Seabank Road and Lord Street respectively.

Bar 45, set up by Southport company Ends of Entertainment Ltd and former KGV student Dan Morrison, has aimed to tap into something no other bar in Southport has done, and dedicated itself to playing nothing but vinyl records.

Customers search through boxes and boxes of LPs to find the songs or album they want. They also have the option of buying vinyl records as well.

For years previously the building had been lying empty after former occupants The Little Gourmet, who were on site for 26 years, left in 2013.

Last week, another bar is billed to launch called Punch Tarmey’s – an Irish theme pub opening on the corner of Union Street and Lord Street by Bold Hotel owner Andrew Mikhail.

Again, the bar will aim to rejuvenate a derelict part of Lord Street, after a number of occupants failed to make the site work.

It had previously played home to Mullgan’s Bar, The Three Monkeys and a short lived American Diner.

Punch Tarmey’s is named after Andrew’s great grandfather Michael Tarmey, an Irish Champion boxer.


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