Thwaites stepped in to support owner Basil Newby, who is taking a few months to recover following health issues. Whatever happens, Thwaites says the future looks positive for the club and its associated bars – and it is already getting set to launch its Hallowe’en shows later this month.

Andrew Buchanan, Director of Pubs and Brewing at Thwaites, said: “Funny Girls has been an important part of Blackpool’s night time scene for many, many years, and will be for many years to come.

Starring John Partridge and Adrian Zmed and featuring Marti Webb, this is a major new production of the West End and Broadway award winning musical extravaganza being staged at the Winter Gardens from Tuesday 21st February until Saturday 25th February.

Following on from the huge success of our Emergency Services event, on Friday 24th February 2017, we open our doors and welcome the UK Armed Forces.