In The South

Marine Tavern to visit Blackpool Illuminations in October

Graham Robson March 20, 2016

Following their popular inaugural trip to Blackpool last October, Lee Cockshott and his team at the Marine Tavern returned to the Las Vegas of the North over the last weekend of February.


Around 20 customers from the Marine Tavern joined Lee for the weekend, staying at Chaps Hotel on Cocker Street where they were made very welcome by the hotel’s owners Kevin and Mark.

Lee Cockshott
Lee Cockshott

Lee said: “Chaps is a lovely hotel and nothing was too much trouble for owners Kevin and Mark.”

The cost of the full weekend to each customer was £100, which included bed and breakfast at the Chaps and the return journey from Brighton to Blackpool by mini coach, hired by the Marine Tavern.

Lee continued: “We chose a great weekend to go as they were launching their Pride and Blackpool was hosting its first adult panto A-Ladd-in at a LGBT venue called Stillies Showbar. The panto met the high expectations of us Brighton lot.

“We visited all the usual Blackpool venue’s, and ended our night in a late night Bar called Kaos, where Bunty and his team made us all feel very welcome.”

“Bunty was so impressed with our support and commitment to visit Blackpool twice a year he is planning to do the same and stage a weekend long trip to Brighton with around 30 guys and girls from Blackpool bringing some much-needed extra tourist to our gay scene.

“We had such a fab weekend, and can’t wait to return in October for our Autumn visit which will include seeing Blackpool’s famous lights.”

If you want to go on the next trip in October to see the Blackpool Illuminations, contact Lee at the Marine Tavern to secure your place.