Ainsdale Conservative Club
Not visited.
Liverpool Road
Arion A large open boozer with no-one except me and the barmaid in on a chilly Monday afternoon. Plain decor with just a few traces of the original features such as wood carving and tilework on the bar front.
Last visited 2010.
Kenilworth Road / Frailey Close
Hand pump
Standard pub decor, nicely done in this popular pub with friendly locals. The menu looks good value, as is the real ale.
Oddly, not that close to any railway, extant or closed.
Last visited 2010.
Liverpool Road / Station Road
Sandpiper Now closed.
Not visited.
9 Sandbrook Way / Sandbrook Road
Hand pump
A large free-standing building located just across the road from Pontin's. Two bars traditionally decorated, plus a more modern dining area. Look out for the suits or armour in the hallway.
Two real ales were on when I visited - the one I tried, from the Southport Brewery, was excellent. I was the only customer on a Monday afternoon.
Now closed.
Last visited 2010.
Coastal Road / Shore Road
Hand pump
A large house converted by Brunning and Price into a very pleasant up-market food-oriented place. The interior is partly knocked through but retaining separate areas. Despite being obviously aimed at diners, drinkers are also welcome and six hand pumps offer quality real ales including a house bitter brewed by Phoenix, I think. Fairly quiet when I was there at 4pm on a Friday but with a steady trickle of drinkers and early diners coming in.
There are two big jars of dog biscuits on the bar, but where's the free snacks for human visitors?
Last visited September 2017.
Southport Old Road