WEST KIRBY

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Abbey
Hand pump
Another shop converted into a corridor bar, this one has understated grey decor inside. The real ale is good, but not cheap.
Now closed.
Last visited 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road
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Hickory's (Moby Dick)
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An enormous multi-roomed nicely done out popular bar and restaurant in a 70s (I guess) building. Although aiming at diners, drinkers are welcome.
Last visited January 2019.
Village Road / Caldy Road
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Hilbre Court
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Hand pump
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.
Now an Italian restaurant.
Last visited 2004.
Banks Road / Hydro Avenue
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Homebrew Tap A larger than average micro-pub shop conversion serving a good selection of craft ales.
Last visited January 2019.
Banks Road / Groveside
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Mojo's Reported closed December 2012.
Not visited.
Dee Lane / Grange Road
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Ridger
Hand pump
This pleasant plastic food-oriented pub with one large open room looks like it was built in the 90s, although I'm told it's at least a decade older than that. Beer garden.
Last visited January 2019.
Frankby Road / China Farm Lane, Newton
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Ring O Bells
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Hand pump
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.
After a period as a restaurant it is now a pub once again.
Last visited January 2019.
Village Road / Rectory Road
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Viking (Black Horse) (Collingwood) (Hilltop)
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Hand pump
The Black Horse: 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.
Returning after fifteen years I found the Viking is an up market dining pub serving quality ales in a stylish modern interior.
Last visited January 2019.
Blackhorse Hill / Lang Lane South
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West Kirby Social Club
Not visited.
Banks Road / Victoria Drive
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West Kirby Tap
GBG
Hand pump
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 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road
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Wetherspoon's Dee Hotel
Hand pump
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 2016.
Grange Road / Acacia Grove
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White Lion Inn
GBG
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Hand pump
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 2015.
Grange Road / Yew Tree Lane
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WRO Bar
Hand pump
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 2015.
Grange Road / Bridge Road
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