First look as town bar begins to take shape

An artist's impression of the Lime Bar and Lounge set to open in Liverpool Road, Penwortham
An artist's impression of the Lime Bar and Lounge set to open in Liverpool Road, Penwortham
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This is the first glimpse of how a new bar in the heart of Penwortham will look.

The Lime Bar and Lounge is just weeks away from opening in the shell of a century-old bungalow in Liverpool Road, following a £500,000 investment.

The 100-year-old bungalow in Liverpool Road, Penwortham, being turned into Lime Bar and Lounge

The 100-year-old bungalow in Liverpool Road, Penwortham, being turned into Lime Bar and Lounge

A spokesman for the bar said: “We’ve bought the very best. We’ve got a really up-to-date insulated roof, triple-acoustic glass and quality fittings - we’ve done a lot of research into what people want.”

The interior will have an industrial look, with muted tones and highlights of copper. There will also be ‘wine walls’, a new draft system that doesn’t use kegs - the first of its kind in the North West - and a wine sample dispenser.

When it opens at the end of May, the bar - which will also offer tapas-style food - will be able to hold 100 people downstairs, 40 upstairs and 80 outside. It will open from 11am-11pm every day apart from Saturday’s, when it will open until midnight.

The spokesman added: “Everyone I speak to is very excited about it and I’d like to thank the local community for their patience during construction.”