A Newton-le-Willows business has shared an update on how its new speakeasy bar is going.

The owners of The Verona, on Newton High Street, recently opened its sister bar in Ashton-in-Makerfield, with the speakeasy-style bar a success for the business.

Owners of the award-winning kitchen and bar in Newton opened The Cellar in November.

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Discussing how the new business is going, Hattie Ashton general manager, said: "Following the launch of our speakeasy bar back in November, The Cellar has gone from strength to strength.

"We have had great feedback in response to the staff we have behind the bars representing the business, the interior decor that our director Claire Orgill put months of research into, and the quality of our drinks that we are serving, in particular our Cocktail offering.

St Helens Star: The new speakeasy bar has a 'laid-back' feel to it The new speakeasy bar has a 'laid-back' feel to it (Image: The Cellar)

"This is something we are immensely proud of as we wanted to create something different to what Ashton previously had available and believe we have managed to achieve so.

"The bar has a nice laid-back feel to it where people can come along enjoy a drink and chat to one another without the music being too over baring, we have also recently begun offering nibbles as this is something we found customers frequently asking for.

"Our cocktail offer of 2 for £12 is something that many people take advantage of, and we are thrilled to see returning customers making their way through the cocktail menu.

St Helens Star: Cocktails and nibbles are offered at the barCocktails and nibbles are offered at the bar (Image: The Cellar)

A monthly open mic night is set to be introduced at the new bar.