Help choose name for new resort pub

Lucky Star Arcade on south Promenade , blackpool
Lucky Star Arcade on south Promenade , blackpool
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Pub chiefs have been granted a licence for a proposed new hostelry in South Shore and are now urging residents to help name the venue.

Wetherspoon’s now has all the necessary permissions in place to convert the Lucky Star amusement arcade on the Promenade, Blackpool, into what will be its fourth pub in the resort.

The chain traditionally names its pubs in recognition of local heritage, and has a shortlist of four names for its latest venture.

These are The Troubadour, The Velvet Coaster, The Flying Circus or The Grand Pavilion.

Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “We have enjoyed great success with our pubs in Blackpool and are looking forward to opening on the former amusement arcade site in Promenade in the near future.

“We believe the new pub will be an asset to the town and hopefully act as a catalyst for further businesses to invest in the area.

“Wetherspoon takes great pride in the name of its pub and we are calling on Gazette readers to choose the name for the pub from those that we have selected.”


The pub giant wants to invest £2.2m in the property on the Promenade, which was used as the backdrop for the BBC 2004 comedy musical Blackpool’ starring David Morrissey and David Tennant.

The development will also create around 50 jobs.

There is no opening date yet for the pub and the arcade has continued to operate.

Wetherspoon’s already has three pubs in Blackpool - The Auctioneer on Lytham Road in South Shore, The Layton Rakes on Market Street and The Albert and The Lion on Central Promenade.

Email by Friday August 15 with your choice.