Relaunched venue is toast of the town
The owner of a relaunched Blackpool pub hopes his investment will help boost the town centre.
Robert Wynne, who has ploughed £350,000 into re-opening the former Blue Room as 1887 The Brew Room, says the first few days of trade saw some ales almost run out such was their popularity.
The venue on Church Street opened its doors on Friday after being closed since 2015.
He said: “Friday and Saturday were so busy and so many customers wanted to tell me their memories of the pub and what it meant to them.
“There were love stories, youthful indiscretions and lots of people had worked there and remembered different landlords.
“We had so many people wanting to be beer buddies, we ran out of membership cards.
“People are so happy this building is open again, and as a businessman myself I just want to see businesses succeeding in the town centre.
“I hope it helps this end of town start to go in the right direction.
“With a business off the Prom, you must appeal to local people and when the tourists come, that’s another boost.”
Among the most popular beers was a brew called Oyston’s Stout which former Mayor Mr Wynne said had sold out, with more on order.
Dogs are also allowed into the pub with their owners.
Work began in July to refurbish the building which is where Blackpool Football Club was founded in 1887.
A micro-brewery has been fitted at the pub which will hold a New Year’s Eve party.
There is also something for non-drinkers with one end of the bar set aside to serve coffee and milkshakes.
The pub, originally called The Stanley Arms, boasts a shrine to celebrate the founding of Blackpool Football Club at the venue in 1887.