Pub aims to spread some ‘First Dates’ love this Valentine’s Day

The Punchbowl in Churchtown
The Punchbowl in Churchtown
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Fans of the Channel 4 show First Dates will get their chance to find their own happily ever after at a Wyre pub this Valentine’s Day.

The show sees people matched up and sent on a blind date and Churchtown’s The Punchbowl Pub is doing its own version.

Singles from across the borough can enter the competition by submitting a profile of themselves – and the winning couple will be treated to a romantic four-course meal.

Andy Melville, full-time general manager at The Punchbowl, and part-time dating guru, said: “We wanted to do something a bit different so we took some inspiration from the popular TV show.

“People can apply on the website and hopefully we can spread some loving among some single people. Our marketing team will then match a couple up based on what’s submitted and then a winner will be picked.”

The blind date will see Champagne on arrival, a romantically decorated table and a four course meal – all at the pub’s expense.

Andy said: “The Punchbowl is an historic building with a naturally a romantic atmosphere, with our cosy open fire and intimate dining area, so it’s the perfect venue for First Dates on Valentine’s Day.

“To help create a special night we’ll be providing the lucky couple with a menu of delicious food known for its aphrodisiac properties, plus a bottle of champagne, and of course we’ll be picking up the tab.”

The competition is open to singles of all ages and application forms can be found here