A new tap house and cocktail bar has opened in Longton after securing premises licence and a lease for the Chapel Lane property.
Hoptons of Longton is an industrial themed bar with a menu consisting of 12 beers and ales, a large range of classic, signature and seasonal cocktails, and an extensive line up of wines and gins, that favours local suppliers.
The bar features a rotating line up of street food traders, popping up each weekend to offer an array of cuisines.
There are coffee and cakes available during the day, and live entertainment and sports shown at weekends. The 220-capacity venue is staffed by ten employees, with plans to recruit in the future.
Hoptons is operated by friends Sam Gale, Liam Clarke and Tom Havlin - who managed Preston nightclub, Baluga for eight years.
Sam Gale said: “We’re looking forward to providing the people of Longton with a great drinking experience, and a stellar line up of local food traders.”
The team secured a premises licence and a lease for the property with help from the specialist leisure and licensing team at Harrison Drury solicitors.
Partner and head of the leisure and licensing team, Malcolm Ireland helped obtain the premises licence, while associate solicitor, Roberto Bonaminio, advised on securing the lease for the property.
Malcolm added: "After a successful venture with the popup bar last winter, we are certain that Hoptons will be a popular venue for the residents of Longton and further afield.”
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