WALTON

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Anfield Hotel
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Greenalls, Worthington This rather fine three room pub is something of a backstreet gem, nicely decorated and well looked after. There's a small plain front bar, an equally small back bar, and a larger lounge with no counter very beautifully done out and comfortable. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
27 Church Road / Birchfield Road
Bakery Inn John Smith's / Carling, Foster's This one room pub is nicely done out. My notes in 1999 said it was a little tatty, but it has been nicely tidied up since. The weird "impressionist" pictures don't really match the decor. An impressive iron spiral staircase leads to the function room upstairs - I wouldn't like to come down it after a few pints!   JazzDay7
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Rawcliffe Road
Black Bull Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella A splendid art deco lantern in this large knocked through two-sided pub, sadly looking a little run down inside. I am told this pub is known locally as the Aintree Iron, as mentioned in the Scaffold's 1967 hit, Thank You Very Much. Take your wellies if you go to the gents.   Live musicDay6   QuizDay3
Last visited 2004.
Walton Vale / Longmoor Lane
Black Horse
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Boddingtons, Trophy / 4X, Carlsberg, Stella This large knocked through pub seems to have turned away from its former youth-oriented incarnation and is now very nicely decorated in a more traditional style, and is very popular. One part is a large high-ceilinged hall. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
County Road / Church Road
Breeze
Not visited.
Lancaster Street / Breeze Lane
Clarence
Not visited.
 
Cuckoo Hotel
ATM
Tetley / Carling, Stella This large, friendly two-sided pub was packed with locals watching footie when I visited in 2000 (Despite the fact that the LSTV was out of order.) The interior is plain and very well looked after.
Last visited 2004.
123 Moss Lane / Dove Road
Dickie Lewis' (Crown)
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Crown suite upstairs. I'm told this is closed and has been demolished.
Not visited.
East Lancashire Road / Stopgate Lane
Dunny's Club This was shut when I passed on a Thursday evening in January 2000.
Not visited.
Rice Lane / Stalmine Road
Glebe
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Boddingtons, Tetley, Trophy / 4X, Stella The plain bare-brick interior does not live up to the impressive exterior architecture in this plain clean and tidy pub with one room knocked round the central bar.   BingoDay1   QuizDay4
Last visited 2004.
County Road / Weldon Street
Hargreave's Wine Bar Boddingtons, Tetley, Trophy / Heineken, Stella Rather up market decor in this wine bar. It was very busy when I visited but no-one was drinking wine!
Last visited 1998.
Warbreck Moor, Walton Vale
Hermitage Falstaff, Tetley / 4X, Carlsberg Large basic two bar pub with a function room and a pool room. Feasting Fox food.
Last visited 1998.
Queens Drive
Hot Pants (County)
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Tetley, Trophy / 4X, Stella The County had an American style when I visted in 2000. In 2004 I found it had been redecorated with lots of glitter paint and re-named Hot Pants. Nice tiled floor. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
County Road / Hale Road
Joey Orrs (Elite) (Orry's 2) Tetley / Carlsberg The Elite was a large nicely done out but rather shabby one room pub, very smoky when I visited and full of racing fans on a Saturday afternoon.
It received a substantial refurbishment when it became Orry's 2, but to be honest it's still a little shabby. There's a large stage/dance floor at the back.   DiscoDay4   KaraokeDay7
Last visited 2004.
Walton Vale / Orrell Lane
Merseypride (Setter & Vine)
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Worthington / Carling Fairly plain interior not as posh as the exterior suggests. LSTV. Food.
I'm told this burned down in July 2009.
Last visited 1998.
Queens Drive / Utting Avenue
Oakfield Inn Tetley / Carlsberg This looks exactly like a standard Oak Lodges flat house - a pleasant, well cared for traditional interior - but I couldn't see any Oak Lodges signs. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Harper Road
Plough Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg This large impressive free-standing building contains one knocked through well looked after bar. A number of hand pumps, but none are in use. LSTV.   QuizDay4
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Stalmine Road
Prince Alfred Tetley / Carling, Stella A nicely done out and well cared for pub, partly knocked through with two bars and a pool room.   Live musicDay5
Last visited 2004.
265 Rice Lane / Walton Park
Prince Arthur Tetley A very well preserved traditional street corner pub, with the lounge side served from hatches at the back of the bar into the corridor. Lots of leaded and etched glass, and some fine woodwork as well. The exterior is nicely tiled.
Deservedly included in CAMRA's National Inventory of Pub Interiors of Outstanding Historic Interest, and a grade II listed building.
Last visited 2003.
93 Rice Lane / Arthur Street
Prince Leopold John Smith's, Tetley / Foster's A very plain but well cared for bar side and a nice lounge side in this ordinary corner house. Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Rawcliffe Road
Prince of Wales (Beer Engine) Tetley, Worthington / Carling A plain but well cared for two sided local, with very slow service last time I visited. The Karaoke is too loud.   KaraokeDay4
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Wellfield Road
Queen Anne Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg This large free standing pub has a knocked through interior around a three-sided counter. A little on the grubby side, and full of boisterous locals enjoying themselves when I visited. The panels above the bar are decorated with stuck on pennies. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
20 Fazakerley Road / Willowdale Road
Queen Victoria Tetley / Carlsberg, Stella This rather nicely looked after two-sided corner house overlooked by the Queens Drive flyover has an unusual sunken area with a pool table. The lounge side has a nice fireplace, sadly not in use when I was there.   Live entertainmentDay2 Day5
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / York Street
Red Pepper Night Club.
Not visited.
Rice Lane / Lancaster Street
Shamrock Bar (Raffles) John Smith's / Carling One sign called this "Raffles Wine Bar" but the only wine available appeared to be the usual draught red and white in this plain parquet floored disco pub, very noisy on a Thursday evening. LSTV.
Last visited 2003.
Rice Lane / Gladstone Road
Stuart Hotel John Smith's, Tetley / Stella This large impressive stone building has a very nice interior, well decorated and well looked after. There's a plain bar side and some nicely done side rooms, at least one with a real fire, served by hatches in the corridor. Some excellent tilework, especially on the stairs. LSTV.
Last visited 2003.
76 Stuart Road / Bedford Road
Top House Hand pumpCains, Tetley / Foster's, Stella Another backstreet gem, this three room two bar pub is nicely decorated in traditional style and well cared for. Unfortunately no real ale was available when I visited. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
Walton Village / St. Mary's Lane
Visions (Yesterday's) Boddingtons, Trophy / Heineken "Club of the 21st century" said the sign outside Yesterday's, but I hope it isn't! A somewhat run down plain night club in which the customers were more interested in the 99p a pint bitter than in the disco.
Not visited since it was renamed.
Last visited 2000.
Rice Lane / Walton Park
Walton Social Club
Not visited.
Church Road / City Road
Warbreck Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella A large bar side with pool tables and a small pleasant lounge area in this popular two bar pub, nicely decorated and well cared for. LSTV.   QuizDay3
Last visited 2004.
Orrell Lane / Bull Lane
Wetherspoon's Raven Hand pumpusuals A standard Wetherspoon's with the usual range of cheap good beer, although the real ales seem to suffer from even more over-chilling than in other branches of the chain.
Last visited 2008.
Walton Vale / Grace Road
Windsor
ATM
Tetley / Carlsberg Inside this large free-standing building is a smallish front bar and a much larger lounge at the back, plus a side area with a pool table. The decor is pleasant and ordinary and the interior is well cared for. When I first visited, on a wet Sunday afternoon in 2000, there were three staff and three customers, despite the cask bitter being only £1.29 and in fine condition. Sadly the real ale has now gone.
Last visited 2008.
Walton Vale / Orrell Lane