ill your (cowboy) boots at new Blackpool diner

The Sands Venue in Blackpool has opened a new Wild West themed restaurant on The Promenade. The new Western Saloon Diner aims to offer a new family dining experience for the town. Seen here ready to welcome customers are Cowgirls Hannah Bancroft, left and Chloe Foy.

The Sands Venue in Blackpool has opened a new Wild West themed restaurant on The Promenade. The new Western Saloon Diner aims to offer a new family dining experience for the town. Seen here ready to welcome customers are Cowgirls Hannah Bancroft, left and Chloe Foy.

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A Golden Mile venue set for a multi-million pound hotel development has also unveiled a new family restaurant.

The Sands Venue is set to bring a taste of the Wild West to Central Promenade.

The Sands Wild West Diner opened its saloon swing doors on Thursday at 10.30am so that visitors can mosey on down for US-themed vittles in a fun cowboy-styled eaterie.

The 88-seat diner is situated in what was until recently the Sands’ ground floor Deli restaurant and the former long-empty Lineker’s Bar.

Sands Venue general manager Lee Dumbrill said everyone at the Sands was very excited about the new venture which would create up to 16 new jobs.

Her said: “There is nothing else like this in Blackpool.

“It’s as American as apple pie (which, of course, will be available), and has a menu with a Western theme suitable for all the family.”

Stetsons and head-dresses will be the order of the day for the staff with Wild West-themed décor and “interactive attractions” on hand to keep younger diners occupied beyond their food.

“The decor has completely changed and there is a fantastic view out on to the Promenade.”

“Blackpool is currently enjoying somewhat of a culinary revolution and The Sands Wild West Diner – which will be open all day every day – is proud to be a unique part of it.”

He added that a variety of jobs were currently available which were not just seasonal as the restaurant would be open in winter too, from 10.30am to last food orders at 9pm.

“It is a very exciting time for Sands Venue, with the hotel announcement and now this and it shows the owner is putting a lot of faith in Blackpool,” he said.

The Sands is owned by entrepreneur Peter Swann who is also the chairman of Scunthorpe United FC.

He this week unveiled plans to build a 96-bedroom, five-star destination hotel above the Sands including luxury penthouse suites providing stunning views out over the Prom and the Irish Sea.

Mick Grewcock who runs the four-star Burbage Lodge and Queens Mansions accommodation venues said: “It is a brilliant idea and just what Blackpool needs.

“We are short of top quality hotels here and this will add to what is on offer in Blackpool to attract a wider range of visitor.