THIS is the first look inside a new cocktail bar and restaurant in Accrington.

The Tiger Lounge opens at noon today on Abbey Street on the site of the former Swan Hotel and bosses are excited about developing the brand which already has outlets in Oswaldtwistle and Rawtenstall.

It will be run by the father and daughter management team of Danny and Beckie Cassidy and they say there has been a lot of anticipation over the opening.

Danny said: “Lots of people have been commenting on social media about the opening and people have been coming to ask about the bar.

“We are looking forward to opening and together with the other different establishments in the area we will be working together to build up this side of Accrington.

“We have a good brand at Tiger and it will be good to bring it to Accrington.”

Beckie added: “We are really excited about it as a lot of hard work has gone into refurbishing it fully and it is great to see the outcome.

“We have seen it take shape from start to finish which is fantastic and we really feel it brings something new."