The Velvet Coaster
Situated at 501-507 Promenade, overlooking the seafront in Blackpool, Velvet Coaster is an intriguing and exciting addition to the JD Wetherspoon portfolio. The pub – which takes its name from a former rollercoaster ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – opened during summer 2015 and serves up a strong collection of beverages, alongside a hearty selection of meals and snacks.
The Velvet Coaster is the fourth JD Wetherspoon pub to open in Blackpool, joining the likes of The Auctioneer in Lytham Road, The Albert and the Lion in Bank Hey Street and The Layton Rakes on Market Street. The pub replaced the former Lucky Star amusement arcade, which was previously housed on the site, and since opening its doors has continued to receive excellent feedback.
The pub is divided up into three floors and includes three bars, a ground level beer garden, a balcony on the first floor and a roof garden. In addition, a designated smoking area has also been incorporated into the site and is situated towards the front of the pub.
Taking influence from the immediate surroundings, the pub’s design borrows ideas and inspiration from the more colourful side of Blackpool, specifically its amusement attractions and funfair, so includes the likes of a waltzer themed fireplace. Meanwhile, the seaside has provided a strong source of design inspiration with numerous sea-inspired design elements incorporated throughout, including driftwood and pebbles which are used within the terrace bar.
Additional design highlights include a selection of historical photos, as well as a collection of artwork from a number of local artists. All of the different design elements used within The Velvet Coaster have created a warm and welcoming environment, ensuring The Velvet Coaster is a pub which is a true dining and drinking destination.
Speaking ahead of the opening last summer, Manager Rebecca White, commented: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Blackpool community.” Eight months on from this statement it is clear for all to see how much of a “great addition” the pub is to the Blackpool seafront.
The Velvet Coaster is open from 8am until 12am, seven days a week, with food served throughout the day. Family dining, with children accompanied by an adult, is welcomed up until 10pm throughout the week and the pub is wheelchair accessible, with a specially-adapted toilet for disabled customers.
Outside of food, the pub specialises in real ales, as well as craft and world beers, serving a wide range of different draught ales, as well as bottled beers, including those from local and regional brewers. Drinks range from cans of Crafty Dan 13 Guns and Sixpoint The Crisp, to pints of Dark Star Hophead and Milk Street Funky Monkey.
For further information about The Velvet Coaster or JD Wetherspoon please visit: www.jdwetherspoon.com.
UHS are the forerunner in the hospitality furnishing industry. The company continually inspires, creates, and finds imaginative and beautiful furniture solutions for restaurants, bars, and hotels.
UHS’ main offices are in Oxfordshire and Rome, plus the company has a global presence which has resulted in UHS creating the finest, specific craftsmanship and design of furniture. Recently, UHS has been involved with The Velvet Coaster.
Natasha Yelland of UHS Group, said:
“To help create a warm, comfortable yet modern design in The Velvet Coaster, UHS Group has provided the pub with various products from our latest furniture range, including our Henley high-back wing arm chair. With its modern edges and high-back, this chair has been upholstered in a bright orange colour according to the pub’s design, giving it a contemporary feel.”