A stunning new bar and restaurant with its own resident DJ has opened in Southport.

House of Ivy is the town’s newest hospitality venue, and opened its doors for the first time on Thursday (August 19).

It’s the latest venture from married couple Chantelle and Paul Drewery, who have run successful bars in the town for many years alongside mobile bars and event companies.

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Inside, the roof is decorated with foliage, flowers, lighting and a disco ball.

Near the front door is a wall of ivy, topped off with a House Of Ivy neon sign.

The DJ booth has a wall of flowers behind it, with a pink neon sign which reads “God is a DJ”.

House Of Ivy on Lord Street in Southport

Perched along a wall is a bicycle with panniers overflowing with flowers.

House of Ivy will host a number of local House DJs on a weekly basis with some exciting headline guests from further afield booked over the coming months to perform.

Chantelle – who is a DJ herself – said: “I can’t wait to host some fantastic DJs here.

“As we are a café we will be keeping our music low level and background during the day but still playing multiple genres of house music.

House Of Ivy on Lord Street in Southport

House Of Ivy on Lord Street in Southport

“Into the evenings you can expect the atmosphere to build slightly but the music won’t be pumping out.

“What we want to bring is a nice atmosphere with nice music where people can enjoy food and drinks with their friends.”

The food menu includes a selection of pizzas, salads, sandwiches, fries and sides, with a full vegan and gluten free menu alongside the regular menu.

The café bar will be open Thursday – Sunday weekly from 12pm -12am with food, coffee, cocktails, music and more.

The venue will serve its full food menu from midday until 8pm / 9pm from Thursday to Sunday. After this time there will be a limited pizza menu available for late night snacks.

Coffee and cakes will also be served daily with the option of take-out coffee.

Chantelle says she and Paul have worked “tirelessly” in transforming the building, on Lord Street, into something “jaw-droppingly beautiful”.

She continued: “We really want each customer to have the wow factor when they walk through the door.”

On House and Ivy’s Facebook page, one reviewer wrote: “This is definitely the most Instagrammable bar in Southport”.

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