The Southport Coaster on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

A brand new pub is opening its doors in Southport town centre this weekend. 

The Southport Coaster will open at 137-141 Lord Street in Southport, on the site of the former Firepit Smokehouse and Sports Bar and The Potting Shed. 

The new bar will be a ‘community pub’, selling local beers from sources including Southport Brewery; with live music, and big TV screens for people who want to watch live sport including the forthcoming World Cup. 

A Southport Coaster spokesperson said: “Our opening weekend starts this Friday (18th November) where we will be raising money for Children in Need. 

“Then on Saturday night we will have live entertainment from Sophie Bond from 9pm. 

“We will have some great drink products and great value prices. 

“We will be showing all the World Cup games here at The Southport Coaster with lots of great value drinks all day every day.” 

A Southport Brewery spokesperson said: “Some more good news this week. 

“We’ve been approached by two venues who are eager to showcase the best beer Southport has to offer, which is apparently us.

“Therefore it is with great pleasure that I can now announce that you’ll find our cask beer in The Southport Coaster.

“The other venue that has shown exquisitely good taste is Baileys wine bar, where you can now find a small selection of our bottles.”

The Southport Coaster on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Southport Coaster on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Firepit Smokehouse and Sports Bar and The Potting Shed on Lord Street in Southport town centre announced their closure in October.  

The venue opened in June 2018 after a £2.6million investment by bar specialists Ormsborough Ltd, with hundreds of guests given a red hot welcome at the VIP launch night. 

The site of the former Sandgrounder was transformed into two distinctive concepts, including a large rooftop terrace, creating more than 50 jobs.

Potting Shed Bar & Gardens, with its quirky garden theme and indoor shed booth seating, was on the ground floor. 

Firepit, on the first floor, had Americana décor incorporating classic car parts, neon signage and a custom-built Airstream-style aluminium caravan for private booth dining, and a massive 4 x 2 metre LED wall showing live sports.

There was also a roof garden with retractable roof and function room so drinkers could make the most of the space whatever the weather. 

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