Penwortham bar ready for reopening after installing "unique" al fresco dining and drinking area

Bosses at Penwortham's Lime Bar and Lounge say they will be "back with a bang" on Monday, having gone all-out and built a permanent new pergola.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:35 am
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:36 am

Unable to hand out blankets, the team have ordered a new structure from Italy that has been built at the front of the venue in Liverpool Road, and features retractable glass panels and roof, as well as heaters, to keep the temperature comfortable and guests dry.

It is the first of its kind in the area.

Hope Walker part of the management team is ready to welcome back customers on Monday. The team have taken their inspiration for the new build from Spago in Lytham. The only other place nearby with something like this is Spago in Lytham.

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Hope Walker, Carol Rialas and Milun Patel behind the bar at Lime Bar and Lounge in Penwortham. Talking about the new outdoor area, owner Carol said: "We wanted to bring the indoors outdoors. It's a massive investment, it's cost a fortune, but we wanted to make sure we kept the service and the quality of the experience exactly the same."
Hope Walker, Milun Patel and Carol Rialas outside Lime Bar and Lounge in the new outside area. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Milun Patel part of the management team, prepares a cocktail. An outside bar will also feature in the new outdoor space, with customers given table service.
Lime Bar owner, Carol Rialas. She said: "In the long term it (the new outdoor area) also means we're less restricted in the evenings. We can utilise that space even for events by taking the tables out."
Lime Bar and Lounge opened in Liverpool Road, Penwortham, in 2017, kick-starting a new wave of bars and eateries in the area.
Lime Bar is known for it's wide selection of drinks. Customers visiting from Monday will be given a new cocktail and food menu.
Restrictions mean that the capacity of Lime Bar will temporarily reduce to 60 people, until the inside space can be used again. Customers will be permitted inside to use the toilet facilities only. Carol said: "It feels good to be coming back, despite only being at a third of capacity."