New Morecambe pub enjoys bumper opening weekend

The new Exchange pub is open on Regent Road and was packed for its first weekend.
The new Exchange pub is open on Regent Road and was packed for its first weekend.
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Customers packed into a new pub in the West End of Morecambe for its opening weekend.

The Exchange opened its doors at 11am on Friday and by lunchtime was heaving with people checking out the former Imperial.

The new Exchange pub in the West End.

The new Exchange pub in the West End.

Licensees Rob and Debbie Ellershaw bought the Regent Road pub because they had to leave the nearby Ranch House Bar after many years in charge.

The Ranch will be bulldozed later this year to make way for a new shopping park.

After closing their former pub on Sunday, January 31, Rob, Debbie and their team worked throughout the week to get The Exchange ready.

The interior has been refurbished, live TV sport is up and running, and Sunday night saw the first ‘Live Lounge’ session at The Exchange with music from 24/7.

Debbie posted on the pub’s Facebook page: “What an amazing first day. So lovely to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too.”