Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
3:45 AM 23rd October 2021

The Nook Wine Room, Blackpool

Finding somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of Blackpool on a weekend has been known to be challenging.

No Longer. Anyone looking to discover a haven of tranquility, then look no further than The Nook, possibly Blackpool’s smallest bar; you could be forgiven for thinking that you have stepped into a Parisian hideaway only known to the locals.

So called because it utilises every nook and cranny it could be easily overlooked, the bar is down a narrow side street.

The Nook has a distinctive French appeal. Rap artists like Booba, IAM and MC Solaar play quietly in the background giving that je ne sais quoi ambience which is both cosy and welcoming.

The Nook is the newly co-owned venture by local businessman Jake Whittington, 28, who also owns Dirty Blondes and Paradise Coast on Back Church Street, along with fellow local businessmen Andy Shields and James Lucas. He has 10 years of experience in the hospitality trade and was once an account manager for Bacardi Brown-Forman.

The wine room has a small bar where you can sit along with a cosy booth that seats 8 people. If the weather is nice there is a roof terrace that catches the sun.

Cosy boothCosy booth
Roof terraceRoof terrace

There are a range of natural and organic wines and bottles can be bought if you discover you enjoy a particular glass.

The £20.00 Charcuterie Board comes with locally produced cheeses including a crumbly Lancashire, a tangy Wensleydale with cranberries and a strong Stilton. A selection of fine cured meats adds to the board.

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board
In addition the Vegan Charcuterie board is accompanied by a selection of vegan wines.

As one leaves The Nook, you would be forgiven for thinking the famous Blackpool Tower was in fact the Eiffel Tower, such is the way the powerful French aura takes hold of one's senses.

I am sure it will be a towering success - it deserves to be.

The Nook, 1 Cheapside, Blackpool FY1 1DW