Lidl set to become first supermarket in UK to open a PUB – The Sun

LIDL is set to become the UK's first supermarket to open a pub.

The grocer has submitted plans for a £7million concept store in Dundonald, Northern Ireland – part of which will become a boozer.

The pub will have a separate entrance from the main shop and will feature a seating area with cosy booths and an off-licence area for takeaway alcohol.

A Lidl spokeswoman said: "Lidl can confirm that 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 to access the same great value assortment currently enjoyed by thousands of shoppers in 37 other Lidl stores in Northern Ireland."

If the concept proves popular, it could be rolled out to other outlets across Britain.

But the cut-price supermarket is yet to reveal how much it would charge for drinks.

The pub will replace the Lewis Tavern in Dundonald which burned down in January last year.

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