A NEW Starbucks drive-thru will open in St Helens this week.

The venue, operated by Starbucks licensee EG Group, will open on East Lancashire Road, Haydock, creating 14 new jobs.

To mark the opening the store’s charity partner, Willowbrook Hospice, will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8am on Friday, February 28.

Rob Todorov, Starbucks brand manager at Euro Garages said the team is looking forward to "welcoming Haydock residents and visitors into our store".

He added: "The store team is proud to support Willowbrook Hospice, a charity close to the hearts of the community which provides invaluable support to people in the local area.”

The new Starbucks, which offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink, is located at East Lancashire Road, Haydock WA11 9TL and is open from 6.30am until 9pm, Monday – Friday, 7am – 9pm Saturday and 8am – 8pm Sunday.