AINSDALE

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Champs (Railway)
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The Railway had standard pub decor, nicely done in a popular pub with friendly locals. It had a good value menu and real ale.
Returning in 2020 I found it had morphed into a rather well done sports pub called Champs, with more TVs than you could ever want.
Last visited September 2020.
Liverpool Road / Station Road
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Morrells
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A rather well done cocktail bar sort of place.
Last visited September 2020.
Station Road / Liverpool Road
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Sandpiper Now closed.
Not visited.
9 Sandbrook Way / Sandbrook Road
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Sands
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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
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Sparrowhawk
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 2017.
Southport Old Road
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Spitfire (Arion)
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Hand pump
The building is an unusual one dating from the 1970s I would guess. Inside was a large open boozer with no-one except me and the barmaid in on a chilly Monday afternoon in 2010. The Arion had plain decor but it was substantially refurbished inside in 2019 when it became the Spitfire, creating a very pleasant space.
Last visited September 2020.
Kenilworth Road / Frailey Close
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Tipple
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A pleasant busy wine bar sort of place.
Last visited September 2020.
Station Road / Fairfield Road
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Toby Carvery Ainsdale
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A comfortable carvery restaurant which also welcomes drinkers. Extremely quiet when I visited on a Friday in September 2020.
Last visited September 2020.
Liverpool Road / Mill Road
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