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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday and clarification today, UK accommodation is set to re-open on 4th July (subject to there being no rise in the number of Covid19 cases).

We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Wescoe & to Blackpool.

Rest assured that we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety. On top of our usual thorough cleaning there will be additional procedures such as sanitising surfaces, switches, knobs and handles. Because of the extra preparations needed in preparing rooms we will no longer be accepting one-night bookings nor handling cash.

Since our breakfast room is relatively small we will be able to seat just a small number of guests in the dining room for breakfast (8 – 14); we will be moving over to room service for other guests for the foreseeable future eliminating contact with staff and other guests. In these cases breakfast will be delivered on a tray to your bedroom door and disposable plates etc will be used as well as individual portions of items wherever possible.

Evening meals/snacks may be purchased and eaten in your bedroom or dining room (subject to numbers); contactless payment will be required with your order.

Finally, please be aware that, in the same way that shops have to adhere to reduced numbers of people inside, the same will apply to hotels. We are not yet sure of the exact numbers we will be able to accept, but along with the demise of foreign travel, Staycations are going to be very popular at a time when hotel capacity is being reduced. It makes sense to book your UK break NOW!

WE ALL NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

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This afternoon we took our lockdown stroll in the May sunshine, between South and Central piers. There were loads of people out enjoying the weather, strolling, walking their dogs, scooting and cycling but the atmosphere was just lovely and everyone was paying attention to social distancing rules. Here are the pictures I took. Doesn’t the sea look fabulous?

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Just over 20 years ago, Allan & I moved to Blackpool to take over The Wescoe. Sadly, it is now temporarily closed due to Covid19 restrictions.

 

It’s an uncertain time for all of us but we at The Wescoe remain upbeat. We may not know when we will be able to re-open but re-open we will as soon as we get the green light. In the meantime, our thoughts are with all of you, our guests, our friends; we hope that you and your families are coping with lockdown and that you are safe and well.

Stay home, stay safe

Blackpool (& the Wescoe) will still be here when this is all over

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This is a short circular stroll around the area immediately next to The Wescoe during lockdown, starting and ending at Dean Street. Many of you will have never seen Blackpool this quiet and I’d guess that many of you will have never strolled behind the Sandcastle and seen the Art installations there; it’s the perfect place for strolling, cycling or just escaping the hustle and bustle. See for yourself!

 Cross the road at the end of Dean Street and this is the view to the right.

 This is the view to the left (South Pier).

 Stroll under the pier.

 Spot the original pier legs!

 Plenty of space to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the views.

 To the right a view of South Pier.

 Adrenaline rides on the end of the pier.

¬†To the left Blackpool’s man-made rock pools for a spot of rock-pooling

¬†Go up the steps behind the Sandcastle and enjoy views of “The Big One”¬†South promenade with the wind organ and fish-tail shelter behind.

 Turn left, back onto the prom and enjoy views of the Sandcastle, indoor waterpark

 The casino is next door with gaming tables and live entertainment.

 Cross the road and you will find the entrance to the Pleasure Beach and crazy golf.

 Crazy Golf.

 Popular with families, the next stop is the Velvet Coaster with sea views & balconies

 A deserted prom during lockdown.

 Go Karting anyone?

¬†Back to the start of the circular tour … South Pier with its cafes, amusements and rides.

 

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1. One of my personal favourites, Italio restaurant on Lytham Rd … great Italian food & steaks. Good for evening meal or a special occasion

2. Jade Delight, Bond St (behind our car park) … yummy all you can eat Chinese buffet or choose from the menu; great value.

3. The Mandarin, Talbot Rd (near North Pier) … voted 3rd best Chinese restaurant in the country … delicious

4. G Casino, South Prom (next to the Sandcastle Waterpark) … lovely restaurant upstairs overlooking the gaming floor

5. Velvet Coaster, South Prom  … good value Wetherspoons pub grub

6. The Heritage, Lytham Rd ‚Ķ freshly made”posh” sandwiches and home-baked cakes in super clean, modern surroundings

7. Nunzios restaurant, Queen St (just off prom, near North Pier) … fab Italian dishes, steaks & early bird menu

8. Coral Island, Central Prom … carvery, fish & chips, seafood etc popular with families

9. The Plum Tree … chain eatery but worth the drive if you enjoy a good carvery (near B&Q)

10. The Cherry Tree … Hungry Horse pub with extensive menu, indoor & outdoor seating and play areas

11. Chain eateries galore … Nandos, 2 Pizza Huts, Frankie & Bennys, 2 MacDonalds, Bella Italia, Pizza Express, KFC, Burger King, Wetherspoons (3 in Blackpool) etc

PS I don’t eat spicy food myself but guests recommend The Kingfisher and Blue Diamond, both on Highfield Rd if you enjoy Indian food

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Initially, we were all advised by the Foreign Office not to travel abroad before April 16th; that ban has now been extended indefinitely.

 

The Spanish government is considering closing its’ borders this Summer for international tourism. For national tourism there will also be some restrictions. It wants to promote internal Spanish tourism.

The French government is also recommending people do not book Summer holidays. It wants to promote internal French tourism.

Planes across the World have been grounded.

Where does that leave your holiday plans?

#STAYCATION

 

We may not be able to guarantee you wall to wall sunshine but in Blackpool we can guarantee you Blue Flag beaches, fun and plenty of entertainment. With 3 piers, miles of golden sand, donkeys, ice cream and buckets and spades every child is catered for. And for those big kids amongst you there are bars, clubs, casinos, restaurants, cinemas and theatres galore. Not to mention the World famous attractions such as The Tower, Tussauds Waxworks, Sealife, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Stanley Park and Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark. Plenty of space for everyone.

We at the Wescoe are accepting bookings for July onwards and the message from us is #BookDirect … let’s stay in Britain and buy British and help to rebuild our own economy. When you book through the OTAs (online travel agents) (eg Bkg.com) you are sending money straight out of the country as the 2 biggest OTAs are both American owned multi-national companies and pay little/no tax here in the UK!¬†

#BookDirect … no deposit … no cancellation fees as long as we have 24 hours’ notice that you need to cancel … 01253 342772 or 07539 600632 or book online at

www.thewescoeblackpool.com

 

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We are devastated to announce that the Wescoe will be closed for the foreseeable future.

 

This has been a heartbreaking decision for Allan and I and one that we have not taken lightly. We must all follow Government advice not to travel in the interests of stopping the spread of this awful disease. We do not want to put the lives of our guests, ourselves or any of our families at risk.

 

We will miss all of our lovely guests but will re-open as soon as the Government says that it is safe to do so.

 

We’re sure that you will all be ready for a break when this is over and we will be ready and waiting to welcome you all back!

If you wish to make a risk-free booking for Summer or Illuminations (no deposit, no cancellation fees up to 24 hours before your stay) please visit www.thewescoeblackpool.com (and don’t forget to insert your 10% off promo code, WESCOE10).

 

Thank you for your continuing support and, in the meantime, STAY SAFE

 

angie & allan

01253 342772

07539 600632