A pub in Liverpool which is fit-to-bursting on football match days is to expand with a £1m proposal to add bedrooms to its offering.
The Sandon Pub will be converted into a 115-bedroom hotel, due to open in October, with the rooms operating alongside the fan-favourite pub and venue.
Owner Kate Stewart acquired the property last year and has already turned the business into a staple of the local community, especially when LFC play at Anfield.
She also formed a new hospitality partnership with Liverpool Football Club.
Stewart said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding The Sandon pub and creating a hotel. Anfield should be a tourist destination in its own right and this will allow football fans to stay in the area.
“We’ll be offering our popular and outstanding hospitality service, but with the added benefit of staying right in the heart of Anfield.
“The hotel will be a fantastic addition to the area.”
News of the hotel expansion comes just a year after Kate invested £100k refurbishing the suites to host events, parties and functions.
A new executive lounge was also launched and has since hosted iconic players such as John Aldridge, Roy Evans and Jimmy Case.
The Sandon was originally built by John Houldings in 1870 as an outlet for selling beers from his brewery.