A Westhoughton restaurant is "over the moon" with the approval of its application for an alcohol licence.

Loft 24, a restaurant specialising in tapas-style small plates, launched on Market Street on February 28.

It leant on a temporary licence to serve a range of contemporary cocktails and other drinks alongside the small plates for its first weeks in business but this week its case was up for consideration at the town hall.

Manager Matthew Oliver appealed to a committee of councillors David Chadwick, David Grant and Debbie Newall for the approval of its application for an alcohol licence which was opposed by two residents.

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These two residents said there were concerns about the noise from this business and other businesses in the area but Mr Oliver said he would work with the community and the council to address these concerns.

After consideration the committee of Cllr Chadwick, Cllr Grant and Cllr Newall approved the application for an alcohol licence with conditions.

The Bolton News: Loft 24 on Market Street


Mr Oliver told The Bolton News: "We are really, really over the moon with this.

"The alcohol licence was the last thing we were waiting on so it is perfect timing."

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Already Loft 24 is rated five out five on Google Reviews with rave reviews on social media as well.

It is at the heart of what is fast becoming a foodie destination among other eateries and the food hall.

The Bolton News: Loft 24

Mr Oliver told The Bolton News: "The feedback is great. We are getting some really, really good customers coming in who are so complimentary. 

"We have a review system through our own system and during the trial there were mixed responses but this month everything is a five out of five.

The Bolton News: Loft 24

"Our chef team have been great. Our front-of-house team have been great.

"We are so proud of all of the staff."

Loft 24 is open midday to 10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, midday to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and midday to 8pm on Sundays

For information go to loft-24.co.uk or search for Loft 24 on social media.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.