A BRAND new JD Wetherspoon pub will not open in Wirral this month, as was originally planned.

The Master Mariner in New Brighton was supposed to open on Tuesday, August 30 but today JD Wetherspoon confirmed this opening has been delayed.

The pub has been closed since building work started on the £3m transformation in March.

Extensive work is being carried out at the site while the multi-million-pound overhaul takes places.

The Master Mariner, which opened in 2013, used to be on the former site of RJs and the Playas Lounge nightclubs.

Wirral Globe:

Wetherspoons bought Lacy’s Bar situated next door to the bar in 2015 in a proposal to expand and create a bigger pub.

Wirral Globe: Credit: JD WetherspoonCredit: JD Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon told the Globe: “The opening date, late August, for The Master Mariner was given in good faith, however, this has now gone back.

“The building that Wetherspoon is developing alongside the existing pub was in a poor state and as a result the project needs to be reviewed.

“We are reviewing all options for taking the project forward, however, at present we cannot confirm the opening date.”