WEST KIRBY

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Abbey Hand pumpvarious Another shop converted into a corridor bar, this one has understated grey decor inside. The real ale is good, but not cheap.
Last visited July 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road
Collingwood (Black Horse)
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Boddingtons, Tetley / 4X, Carlsberg, Labatts Modern plain decor with purple woodwork in this very large knocked round open one room pub, aimed at youngsters. Outside there's a beer garden and a massive car park. Function rooms next door.
Not visited since it was renamed and relaunched in 2008.
Last visited 2004.
Blackhorse Hill / Lang Lane South
Hilbre Court
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Hand pumpCains, Hand pumpguest, Hand pumpTetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella The rather ugly 60s exterior hides a large very nicely done one room pub with a separate restaurant. The Tetley Bitter was top notch. The food looks good.
Last visited 2004.
Banks Road / Hydro Avenue
Moby Dick
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Hand pumpCains, Hand pumpDirectors, Boddingtons, John Smith's / 1664, Carlsberg, Foster's A fine pint of Directors in this enormous multi-roomed nicely done out popular bar and restaurant in a 70s building. The all day breakfast looks good!   QuizDay3
Last visited 2004.
Village Road / Caldy Road
Mojo's Reported closed December 2012.
Not visited.
Dee Lane / Grange Road
Ridger Hand pumpguest, John Smith's, Tetley / Carlsberg, Foster's This pleasant plastic food-oriented pub with one large open room looks like it was build in the 90s, although I'm told it's at least a decade older than that. Beer garden.   Live musicDay6
Last visited 2004.
Frankby Road / China Farm Lane, Newton
Ring o' Bells
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Hand pumpCains This food oriented knocked through pub has a nice antique-style interior with lots of fake beams. After refurbishment in June 2003 it became the first pub in the region to be non-smoking throughout. On a Wednesday afternoon it was deserted, but I bet it's busy with diners on a Sunday. There's a pleasant-looking beer garden and play area.
In 2009 I learned this had become a restaurant in the Loch Fyne chain, and is no longer a pub. Shame.
Last visited 2004.
Village Road / Rectory Road
West Kirby Social Club
Not visited.
Banks Road / Victoria Drive
West Kirby Tap
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Hand pumpvarious An impressive main room plus a side lounge in what was formerly an undertaker's. This is Spitting Feathers' brewery tap and as you would expect, the real ales are excellent.
Last visited July 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road
Wetherspoon's Dee Hotel Hand pumpusuals An impressive stone and half timber frontage on this large two-sided pub. In 1999 I visited the Dee Hotel and noted that, remarkably, disco lights and an LSTV had been added without spoiling the interior, but the same could not be said for the wired security glass which was gradually replacing the leaded stained glass windows. Wetherspoons have remodelled and very nicely redecorated the inside, and are providing their usual quality ales and cheap food. There's a pleasant beer yard at the back.
Last visited September 2016.
Grange Road / Acacia Grove
White Lion Inn
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Hand pumpBlack Sheep, Hand pumpDirectors, Hand pumpguests / Carlsberg, Foster's A wonderful dark multi-level interior with rough stone walls and floor, most of which is original, or so I thought until I received an email telling me it had bog-standard nicotine-coloured anaglypta on the walls in the 1960s/70s. Perhaps the stonework was there behind the wallpaper? The interior has a fine collection of bric-a-brac on the walls, antique cameras, telephones, etc, and there's a beautiful beer garden at the back. The beer is excellent.
Last visited July 2015.
Grange Road / Yew Tree Lane
WRO Bar Hand pumpJennings Cumberland A slightly up-market bar with modern decor, and some tables on the verandah and street outside which is pleasant in sunny weather. Sadly, the real ale was undrinkable on my visit.

The WRO Loft upstairs and WRO Lounge across the road are part of the same business, they don't have real ale.
Last visited July 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road