Lidl has announced it is building its first pub, which will also include an in-store off-licence. 

The venue will sit alongside the discount supermarket’s Dundonald store, outside Belfast in Northern Ireland. 

The pub, which will have a different entrance from the supermarket, will include seating and a bar area and separate toilets. It will also have an off-licence section, where customers can buy alcohol to take home. 

The new store is reportedly costing the supermarket £7 million to build and at present there is no completion date confirmed. 

A spokesperson for Lidl said: “Lidl can confirm it has lodged an application to open a licensed premises within our Dundonald store. This will offer shoppers an off licence service along with a public house.

“As the fastest growing retailer in Northern Ireland we believe Dundonald shoppers should have the opportunity ti access the same great value assortment currently enjoyed by thousands of shoppers in 37 other Lidl stores in Northern Ireland.”