BOOTLE

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Aintree
Not visited.
Fernhill Road / Aintree Road
Albion Hotel Boddingtons, Poacher, Tetley, Trophy A very large knocked round corner house with some nice woodwork and mirrors.
Last visited 2000.
408 Hawthorne Road / Earl Road
Beaconsfield "Beaky Club" Worthington / Carling A very nicely done out social club with a comfortable small lounge bar, a larger games room and a function room.
Last visited 2004.
Strand Road / Cedar Street
Borough Worthington / 4X, Carling When I passed this way in 2000 this place was shut. Now it's a plain two-sided pub, clean and tidy but a little tatty.
Last visited 2003.
Marsh Lane / Bibbys Lane
Cat and Fiddle (Jutland) Hand pumpGreenalls, Hand pumpguests, Hand pumpTetley From the outside this appears to be a tiny bar in the bottom of an office block. The very nice fake antique interior is much larger than expected. The ale is of excellent quality.
Last visited 2004.
Stanley Road / Trinity Road, in St Martin's House
Chaucer Vaults Closed.
Not visited.
45 Sea View Road / Chaucer Street
Clarence Closed.
Not visited.
Canal Street / Bridge Street
Coronation Tetley / 4X, Skol A pleasant enough bar and a lounge side not visited in this large free standing building. LSTV.
Reported as closed in 2007.
Last visited 1999.
82 Linacre Lane / Fernhill Road
Elm House Tetley / Foster's A plain, clean and tidy two-sided pub with a nice ceramic exterior. Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
14 Derby Road / Campbell Street
Gateway Hotel (Saint Winifred's Hotel) John Smith's, Trophy, Welsh / Heineken The large bar side is plain, clean and tidy with nicely understated decor. The lounge side was shut when I visited. The John Smith's Smoothflow (the sign said) came out of a Whitbread Welsh font. Not visited since the name change.
Last visited 2000.
248 Rimrose Road / Knowsley Road
Hyper Bar John Smith's, Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella This rather plastic up-market corridor bar is looking a little worn in places. The stylish chairs are rather uncomfortable. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
320 Stanley Road / Ash Street
Iona House KSC Club A rather plain looking social club, which closes early on quiet evenings.
Last visited 2004.
Merton Road / Stanley Road
Jawbone Tavern
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Hand pumpguests, Tetley / Carlsberg, San Miguel In 2003 I noted the decor had a maritime theme with ropes and lobster pots. That seems to have gone, and this one roomed "tardis", much bigger inside than the frontage suggests, now has pleasant plain decor. The small selection of real ales have been spot on when I've visited. Very busy on a Friday night. The menu looks to be excellent value.
Established 1802, this is Bootle's oldest public house, according to the menu.
Last visited April 2016.
Merton Road / Litherland Road
JFK's Closed. This impressive free-standing pub building is now a day nursery.
Not visited.
Strand Road / Irlam Road
Jollys
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Worthington / Carling, Stella Plain nicely done clean and tidy pub with two bars.
Last visited 2004.
Stanley Road / 280 Marsh Lane
Kingies (King Dick's)
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Falstaff, Tetley / Carlsberg This impressive 30s building was closed and the windows boarded up in February 2000, but I am pleased to report that it has now re-opened. Inside is a nicely done lounge and a bar side not visited. There's also some tables in the front car park. LSTV.
Noted closed and boarded up in 2016.
Last visited 2003.
114 Litherland Road / Waterworks Street
Knowsley Arms Closed and under demolition
Not visited.
Derby Road / William Henry Street
Laburnum "Blobber"
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Tetley This gem is splendid outside and in. The traditional layout features a bar at the front, and a large lounge and small back room served from hatches in the back of the servery, in a partition featuring stained glass, cut glass, and ceramic panels. Well cared for throughout although the tone is slightly lowered by numerous posters against drug taking, and a mop and bucket stacked in the corner. A small stage in the corner for live entertainment.
Last visited April 2016.
92 Litherland Road / Laburnum Place
Langton Castle
Not visited.
Regent Road
Linacre Boddingtons, Tetley / Carlsberg, Stella This impressive free standing building contains a plain bar, a pool room and a comfortable lounge in the traditional layout with the lounge served from a hatch across the corridor. A splendid Higson's pub sign complete with Liver Bird is now mounted in the corridor.
Last visited 2004.
46 Linacre Lane / Litherland Road
Little Merton This free-standing pub was shut when I passed by on a Thursday evening, although the lights were on.
Not visited.
2 Irlam Road / Almadale Terrace
Madigan's Lighthouse Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg A large hall with nice fairly plain decor, very lively with a mixed clientele and a live band on a Friday night, and only slightly less busy on a Thursday. Late licence. I don't usually put music reviews in this guide, but the unpromisingly titled "Funky Monks" were excellent. A band who can follow a fine cover of James' Laid with Tom Jones' It's Not Unusual performed with equal aplomb are well worth seeking out!   Live musicDay5 Day6 Day7
Last visited 2004.
Knowsley Road / Scott Street
Mayflower Tetley / Carlsberg This plain rather smoky two-sided pub has apparently changed little since it was built in the sixties.   Live entertainmentDay5
Last visited 2004.
Washington Parade
Merton (Wetherspoon's Merton Inn)
GBG
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Hand pumpusuals The Merton was an enormous knocked through one bar pub decorated with American memorabilia and aimed at a young clientele. LSTV and umpteen small ones. I re-visited on a Thursday evening in 2004 and they wanted to charge me 3 quid to get in.
Taken over by Wetherspoon's in 2009, it became a pleasantly decorated and popular member of the chain.
In 2016 it was sold by Wetherspoon's.
Last visited 2014.
Merton Road / Stanley Road
Mons (Mons) (Hill Top) Tetley / Carlsberg, San Miguel, Stella An enormous post-war roadhouse, one room with a very long bar, nicely decorated in traditional plastic pub style. When I visited the Hill Top on a Thursday evening the kids side was full of families dining.
More recently, refurbished and returned to its original name and definitely concentrating on food. Lots of TVs, small and large, annoyingly all with the sound on, playing different channels.
The pub is said to be named after the take-off airfield of the bombers which made the land available for redevelopment.
Last visited April 2016.
Breeze Hill / Southport Road
Muncaster Arms Hotel Trophy / 4X, Heineken This impressive building with a fine coat of arms above the door contains a knocked through one room pub decorated nicely in modern style. There's a small dance floor and stage in one corner.   BingoDay3   QuizDay1 Day4
Last visited 2004.
102 Irlam Road / Atlas Road
Pacific Hotel Boddingtons / Carlsberg, Stella A large nicely done clean and tidy pub knocked through into one high ceilinged room around the bar. LSTV.   KaraokeDay7   Live musicDay6
Last visited 2004.
168 Linacre Road / Alpha Street
Parkside (Harlands)
Not visited.
Litherland Road / Linacre Lane (approx)
Q Sports Club
Not visited.
Merton Road / Oriel Road
Queens Worthington A plain friendly two-sided boozer. A bit dingy outside making me think it might be shut, but I was wrong.
Last visited 2003.
114 Knowsley Road / Gray Street
Riley's (Qudos) John Smith's / Carling, Foster's This enormous, extremely smoky, rather tatty pool and snooker hall in the former Bootle Odeon Cinema was, perhaps fittingly, pub number 666 in my researches when I visited it in 1999. Revisiting in 2004 I found it a lot less smoky but no less tatty, and no-one was playing pool at all. LSTV. A sign outside says "genuine free house" but I can't see the point if they're only going to offer this bog-standard selection of beers.
Last visited 2004.
Stanley Road / Malvern Road
Salisbury This three-room pub was full of friendly locals when I visited on a Thursday evening, much busier than others in the area. The decor is nicely done and understated and the peculiar bar-stools look comfortable. The parrot in the bar side wouldn't talk to me! LSTV.
Last visited 2003.
Marsh Lane / Salisbury Road
Seaburn Inn (Alexandra Hotel) (Dickie Lewis's) "Toolans Bar" John Smith's / 1664, Foster's, Miller This popular, well looked after 60s boozer has had new wallpaper since I visited the Alexandra. I'm pleased to report that they've also added a sign on the door of the gents, as I was confused on my previous visit.
Since my visit it's changed name again, and is no longer a Dickie Lewis's pub.
Last visited 2003.
Marsh Lane / Capricorn Close
Shenanigans Closed.
Not visited.
Derby Road / Miller's Bridge
St George's Tavern
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John Smith's / Foster's A two-bar house, with a nicely done out lounge side much larger than expected. The bar side was shut. In 1998 I found a very unexpected and impressive choice of beers, including Orkney Skullsplitter, here but the hand pumps have since disappeared.
Now closed.   Exotic dancersDay5   Live musicDay5 Day6   QuizDay3
Last visited 2003.
Marsh Lane / Washington Parade
Stanley Arms Tetley / Carlsberg A nicely decorated and well cared for large knocked-round one bar pub.
Noted closed and boarded up in 2016.
Last visited 2014.
74 Litherland Road / Coral Street
Stanley Bar
Not visited.
Stanley Road
Stanley Social Club Tetley / 4X, Carlsberg The bar in this social club is plainly decorated, clean and tidy and rather pleasant. Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited 2004.
Under Bootle New Strand Station
Star John Smith's, Tetley / Foster's, Miller This plain one-room boozer is well kept, but was very noisy and smoky when I visited. The interior is well faked and looks surprisingly old considering it's in a 1960s shopping centre.   KaraokeDay4   Live entertainmentDay6
Last visited 2004.
New Strand, entrance next to Yates's
Strand Tavern John Smith's / Foster's A pleasantly decorated one bar corner house with a nice stone flagged floor and a large dance floor. Noted closed in 2014.
Last visited 2003.
Litherland Road / Strand Road
Sullivans
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John Smith's / 1664, Carlsberg, Foster's This night club has a stone floor and rather nice decor. When I visited on a Thursday evening it was totally deserted. There's another bar on a mezzanine floor, called Mezz. Late licence.
Last visited 2004.
Merton Road / Stanley Road
Talbot Tetley / Carling This popular nicely done pub has been knocked through to create one large room with an island bar. There's a raised dance floor area at one side. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
Derby Road / Church Street
Walnut Tree
Not visited.
19 Orrell Road
Wetherspoon's Wild Rose Hand pumpusuals Very nice decor in this standard Wetherspoon's place which is smaller than most of their branches.
Last visited 2004.
Stanley Road / Vermont Way
Wharf Inn John Smith's / Carling, Foster's One bar knocked round in this busy friendly local, very nicely done out with restrained traditional decor, including a nice stone and wood floor. Noted closed in 2014.
Last visited 2004.
Irlam Road / Berry Street
Wyndham (Clarence) (Renaghan's) John Smith's / Foster's This two-sided pub is pleasantly decorated and kept spotless. The beer is cheap and live entertainment is often provided - On my first visit late on a Sunday afternoon a young girl was singing her heart out to an audience of about ten people. There is a snooker room at the back.
Not visited since it became the Wyndham.
Observer closed and tinned up in 2016.
Last visited 2004.
Oriel Road / St. Edmond's Road
Yates's Boddingtons, John Smith's A large standard modern Yates's, noisy and very plastic.
Last visited 2004.
Stanley Road / Medway