Fleetwood’s newest pub will be open in less than a fortnight, says the brewery behind the venture.
The Three Lights pub, which is being built by Marston’s Inns and Taverns, will cater for
It is located on the corner of Amounderness Way and Herring Arm Way and is due to open on Monday, March 17.
Some 50 new jobs have been created for the enterprise and Marston’s says all the vacancies have already been filled.
Fleetwood has suffered the loss of several pubs in recent years, thanks to a combination of the smoking ban, cheap booze in supermarkets and the economic climate.
When news of the pub plans was first announced last year, some local landlords questioned whether there was enough trade to go round in Fleetwood.
Fleetwood Chamber of Trade chairman, Derek Eaton, said: “I welcome the investment in Fleetwood and the creation of new jobs, but I wonder if the jam is being spread too thinly in Fleetwood.
“It seems that as one pub closes, another opens and I am not sure if there is enough trade left for the pub industry in this town to have a new one. But I wish them well, because this new pub certainly brightens the entry into Fleetwood.”
Marston’s are confident The Three Lights has a ready-and-waiting market, including passing trade on the way to and from Freeport, new Redrow homes nearby and the offer of an alternative place for Fleetwood and Wyre folk to go out for a meal.
The pub will offer a daily carvery freshly prepared, alongside an extensive menu.
“Our recruitment day was a great success,” said Dolores Quigley, from Marston’s.
“We now have all the staff we’ve been looking for and everything is running right on target.”