Doors open at £3m new pub restaurant

The Water's Edge pub-restaurant, St Annes

The Water's Edge pub-restaurant, St Annes

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Anew £3m pub-restaurant offering ‘affordable indulgence’ opens its doors on Tuesday.

The Water’s Edge, a key feature of the Heyhouses development in St Annes, is set to bring more than 70 new jobs and is the fourth hostelry to be opened by Foresight Restaurants, retail partner of the Manchester-based Joseph Holts brewery.

Offering a 280-seat restaurant along with a wide range of ales, it will be managed by Mark and Debbie McHugh, who have wide experience of launching and managing premises all over the country.

Manager Mark said: “We are delighted to be coming to St Annes and really look forward the opening.

“The aim at the Water’s Edge is to offer affordable indulgence, with an artisan carvery and supporting menu.

“We will have home-made cakes and ice-cream, all made on the premises.”

Foresight spokesman Pat Breslin said: “Our operations look to exploit the changing demographic and lifestyle trends which are significantly increasing customer expectations in relation to food, drink, service quality and value above that usually delivered in large managed chain houses.”

John Moxham, chairman of St Annes Chamber of Trade, said: “The Water’s Edge is a very welcome addition to the town and the jobs it is bringing are a major boost which shows confidence in St Annes and augers well for the 
future.”

The Heyhouses development, on the site of the former Department of Work and 
Pensions premises, also 
includes homes as well as a Booths supermarket set to open in September.