Lidl To Open Pub

Lidl has announced its plans to build a debut pub which features an instore off-licence too.

The creation is due to sit alongside one of the chain's traditional stores in Dundonald, just on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Yet to be named, the pub aspect shall be a separate entity to the supermarket itself, with the design featuring its own bar area, as well as the afore mentioned off-licence; allowing customers to purchase alcohol to take home with them.

Speculation is that the overall building of the project is costing the supermarket approximately £7.7million to complete, with no formal date of opening having been announced.

Lidl spoke of the new project, saying: "Lidl can confirm it has lodged an application to open a licensed premises within our Dundonald store. This will offer shoppers an off licence service along with a public house. As the fastest growing retailer in Northern Ireland we believe Dundonald shoppers should have the opportunity ti access the same great value assortment currently enjoyed by thousands of shoppers in 37 other Lidl stores in Northern Ireland."