A NEW bar planning to bring “live entertainment with a difference” including house DJs and drag acts is set to open in Bolton town centre.

The new venue, dubbed Bar Four, will be opening in the Vaults below Bolton’s Market Place shopping centre in the heart of the town next month.

The venture is being led by Bolton Gin Company which already runs bars around the borough and owner Paul Welch hopes to bring a new kind of venue to the town.

He said: “We’ll be aiming to bring live entertainment with a difference, funky house DJs, drag acts, not the typical entertainment that other bars around Bolton have.

“We want to do things a bit different.”

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The finsihing touches are underway on Bar Four (credit: Heidi McGovern)

Mr Welch hopes that the new venue will become a much loved fixture on the Bolton night life scene and that it can make its mark on the community by forging links with a wide variety of groups.

He said: “We’re looking to work with Bolton pride, we’re working with Rocket, the music charity.

“So we want to be working with new bands and young UK musicians.”

He added: “That’s why we’re coming in, the Vaults is a gorgeous setting and it could be so much more.

“So that’s what we want to do, to really bring some of that spirit to Bolton.”

The space in the Vaults had previously been occupied by The Cave, a wine and cocktail bar that opened in August 2017.

Bar Four will be offering a similar range of drinks, drawing on the Bolton’s Gin Company’s experience of running similar venues in Horwich and Ramsbottom.

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The new venue is in The Vaults, below Bolton's Market Place shopping centre

Mr Welch said: “There’ll be the same great range of beers that were there before and we’ll be offering a range of gins, cocktails, wines.

“Obviously there was a bar there before called The Cave so we’re going to be building on that.”

Building work is now underway completing the finishing touches on the new bar before its opening at the start of next month.

Bar Four will be opening in two weeks’ time on Friday April 1.