Southport’s newest and most exclusive secret bar has opened its doors this week in a much-needed boost to the local economy.

The New Hideout Bar is now open for business on Hoghton Place, boasting a secret rooftop seating area and a selection of beers and wines from around the world.

The owners have been warmly welcomed by businesses around the area as giving a much needed new lease of life to the building, which had previously been lying empty for a considerable period.