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Bitesize News #26 (Feb 2018): Liverpool’s food & drink round-up

Edition #26 | February 2018

Popular Seel Street Irish pub closes again

Popular Seel Street Irish pub Pogue Mahone has closed – just four months after it relaunched.

According to a post on the bar’s Twitter account, the pub’s owner Ei Group has taken back control of the venue.

Local bar owner Mike Girling reopened the pub last October after the popular student haunt shut in the summer when its lease ended after 20 years.

Your Move has previously reported on plans from Ei Group to turn Pogue Mahone into ‘The Ropewalk Inn’, which is described in proposals as a “purveyor of quality wines, gins, spirits and cask ales”.

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February opening for Fika

New Swedish-inspired coffee shop Fika will open on Woolton Road in Feburary.

‘Fika’ will serve traditional Scandinavian delicacies such as cinnamon rolls, Smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and chokladbullar (chocolate balls).

The name comes from Fika, a concept in Scandinavian culture meaning to have coffee and cake with friends.

Anthony Grice, who is behind the new venue which will replace a former off licence near Mosspits Lane Primary School, has confirmed to Your Move that the café will launch in February.

Authentic Alehouses brand to refurbish Southport pub

A Leeds-based pub redevelopment company has acquired the Albert Hotel in Southport.

Authentic Alehouses, part of the Burning Night Group, says it has a “brilliant refurbishment” planned for the Albert, which sits opposite Southport train station.

Allan Harper, director of the Burning Night Group, adds: “We are confident that this unit can become one of our flagship sites, we have some exciting things in store and look forward to celebrating the opening with the people of Southport.”

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Your Move. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.