KIRKDALE

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Abbey
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This traditional corner house has a nice ceramic exterior and a pleasant traditional one room interior with a wooden floor.
Last visited September 2018.
Walton Lane / Tetlow Street
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Albany
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A plain but spotless friendly locals' two room pub.
Noted closed in November 2010 but re-opened by 2013.
Last visited July 2018.
Leighton Street / Ruskin Street
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Banjo
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Refurbished and re-opened in early 2000 after a period when it was boarded up, this pleasant open one bar pub in a bull-nosed building was spotlessly clean and still smelled of paint when I visited in February 2000. Returning in 2003 I found it was still looking very nice, and the green decor matches the pool table!
Reported closed in 2014.
Last visited 2003.
Queen's Road / King's Road
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Barlow Arms The interior of this nicely preserved two bar pub includes a fine back to the curved bar.
Last visited March 2018.
Barlow Lane / Barlow Street
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Bedford
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A plain traditional two room corner house, looking a little tatty in places, in a very impressive building. The lounge side appeared closed. When I visited there was no bitter available.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Queen's Road / Bedford Road
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Bradley's Wine Bar (Pacific) "Maxie's Bar"
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The Pacific was a large open airy knocked through pub with an ugly yellow and pink colour scheme, and closed in 2006.
Not visited since it reopened in 2009 under its new name.
Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Walton Road / Christopher Street
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Brick (Prince Albert) "Red Brick"
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This clean and tidy plain boozer has a small counter in a large knocked through room with a wooden floor. There was a nice model of a Liverpool Tram above the bar but it seems to have disappeared.
2007: Nicely redecorated outside in a cream colour and renamed - You can't call it the Red Brick any more.
2010: Noted closed in November.
2018: Back in action, clean, tidy and well looked after.
Last visited July 2018.
County Road / Eton Street
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Cabin (Royal Standard)
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A plain friendly one room knocked round corner house. Now closed and tinned up.
Last visited 2003.
49 Marsh Street / Store Street
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Carisbrooke
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In this pleasant friendly nicely decorated two bar pub, the very large lounge side is closed at quiet times.
Ominously, Lease For Sale signs were seen in February 2010.
I believe this is now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Carisbrooke Road / Harlech Street
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Chepstow Castle A plain nicely decorated knocked through one bar pub with friendly staff working in an island bar. The music, too noisy when I visited in 2004, was much quieter in 2018.
Last visited January 2018.
County Road / Chepstow Street
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Clock This is a plain clean well cared for two roomed local.
Last visited May 2018.
167 Walton Road / Bradewell Street
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Derby Hotel
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A nice large room with raised areas. LSTV and a pool table. Now closed and burned out.
Last visited 1998.
Stanley Road / Celia Street
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Easby Closed.
Not visited.
Easby Walk
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Elm Tree A large, pleasantly decorated and well cared for 70s pub with two rooms, one of which is labelled The Fan Zone.
Last visited March 2018.
Westminster Road / Barlow Lane
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Fountains Abbey A plain front bar plus a nice back lounge in this un-refurbished slightly tatty ale house, not visited since 1999.
Last visited 1999.
Walton Road / Furness Street
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Hangman (Bank Hall Hotel)
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The large signs outside gave the impression that this was a cafe - so much so that on my first visit to the area I didn't bother to go in! On my second attempt, in 2000, I found a friendly pub full of boisterous locals playing pool. The dingy interior was somewhat faded but still retained some fine glasswork, tiling and ceiling plasterwork. The John Smith's tasted off - presumably the regulars all drank lager. Three years later I returned to find it is just a cafe now. Closed.
Last visited 2000.
Bankhall Street / Brasenose Road
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Harlech Castle
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This rather nicely decorated and well cared for pub with wooden ceiling beams has two sides around a square counter. On a Saturday evening at six the music was deafening - We made our excuses and left.
Last visited July 2018.
County Road / Newark Street
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Hawthorne (Monaghan's) An enormous pleasant well cared for two bar pub, nicely done out with understated decor including pale wood panelling in the large lounge side. Plenty of disco lights imply lively entertainment at the weekends.
Last visited September 2018.
Hawthorne Road / Bedford Road
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Kendal Castle In 1999 I described this large one-roomed pub as plain and rather smoky. Returning in 2003 I found it had been very nicely redecorated. The "school hall" parquet floor is nicely polished. LSTV.
Closed and demolished.
Last visited 2003.
Westminster Road / Fountains Road
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Knowsley "Round House"
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A large, friendly, cheerful, well cared for knocked round boozer with a high ceiling in a bull-nose shaped building. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Stanley Road / Commercial Road
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Lambeth A plain, pleasant, well looked after curved public bar, plus a lounge served from a small counter at the end of the bar, and a small back room with only a tiny hatch. By the time of my second visit, in 2003, the lounge and back room were out of use. Now closed and demolished.
Last visited 2003.
Lambeth Road
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Leigh Arms A pleasant, well looked after pub, knocked through to form one room surrounding the servery.
Last visited March 2018.
Barlow Lane / Chirkdale Street
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Lighthouse
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Now closed and boarded up. A plain but nicely looked after two room pub, aiming at the younger end of the market. Pool table.
Last visited 1998.
Stanley Road / Lambeth Road
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Medlock Hotel This nice friendly pub has a plain bar and a very pleasant two room lounge. The interior is very well cared for.
Last visited 2000.
8 Rumney Road
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Melrose Closed. This spectacular building is sadly boarded up and being left to decay gradually.
Not visited.
Melrose Road
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Melrose Abbey
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A plain clean and tidy bar side. The lounge was closed on my visit. The time bell is impressive.
When I passed by in April 2015 this appeared to be closed.
Last visited 2003.
Westminster Road / Melrose Road
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Michaelangelo
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Closed and now a shop.
Not visited.
Stanley Road / Wulstan Street
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Miranda
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A knocked through one bar pub, very nicely refurbished and well cared for when I visited in 1999. I was disappointed to find it closed and boarded up in 2003, and it has since been demolished.
Last visited 1999.
Marsh Street / Miranda Road
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Mountjoy (Selwyn)
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This traditionally laid out enormous two bar boozer is nicely done out but looking a touch tatty in places.
Closed, and now a nursery.
Last visited 2004.
106 Selwyn Street / Delamore Street
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Netley
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This down market one bar pub was very scruffy, with matching customers. Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Walton Road / Netley Street
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New Halfway House (Half Way House) (Dickie Lewis's) Visiting when it was part of the Dickie Lewis chain, I found a plain spotless two-sided boozer, nicely decorated and well cared for. More recently, as the Halfway House, the description remains the same.
Last visited May 2018.
Walton Road / Archer Street
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Old Bill This former fire station has retained its splendid stone floored interior. Regular live music on the small stage. LSTV. The separate restaurant seemed to be shut when I visited. Now closed.
Last visited 1999.
Westminster Road / Bradewell Street
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Orwell
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This large quiet corner house has a nicely decorated knocked round interior. Hand pumps not in use. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
46 Orwell Road / Newman Street
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Peacock Hotel The traditional interior is very nicely preserved and well cared for, and includes Higsons glass in the door and a fine wood and leaded stained glass partition and bar back. The sign outside still features its Higsons crest.
Last visited 2004.
355 Westminster Road / Braemar Street
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Phoenix Closed.
Not visited.
Westminster Road / 46 Foley Street
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Pitch Pine
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A plain well cared for knocked round two room pub. The small 'smoke room' looks nice. Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited 2003.
Stanley Road / Wolsey Street
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Player's (Orry's) Orrys: This "Cafe Wine Bar" is very nicely done out, looking trendy and up market. The front room is noisy and busy with plenty of TVs for sport while the back part is more relaxed and comfortable. Function room upstairs. The whole place can get a bit lively after Everton matches.
Player's: More recently it's a plain well looked after boozer.
Last visited July 2018.
County Road / Lowell Street
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Prince of Wales
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A plain bar and a nicely done lounge in this two-sided corner house. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Stanley Road / Pansy Street
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Queens Arms
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A nicely decorated and well kept pub with a splendid ceramic exterior. Two bars plus a quiet side room served from hatches across the corridor. The hand pumps are only used occasionally. The clientele can be a little worrying at times!
Noted closed in 2018.
Last visited 2010.
202 Walton Road / Salop Street
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Rooney's Bar (Sefton Arms) Rooney's seems to have opened and then closed between my visits to the area.
Not visited.
Westminster Road / Bradewell Street
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Royal
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A plain bar and a pleasant lounge with dart board and LSTV. Now closed.
Last visited 1998.
Stanley Road / Bankhall Street
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Royal Oak
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This large pub with a four-sided counter has plain pastel-coloured decor and a nice tiled and wooden floor. LSTV. It can be rather grubby after a home match - Watch out for the broken glass - but is much more pleasant at other times.
Last visited March 2018.
County Road / Spellow Lane
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Saddle Inn
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What a gem! A traditional pub building containing an extremely well looked after two room pub with some fine original features including tiled corridor walls and a wood and stained glass partition. The lounge is served from a hatch across the corridor. In 2003 this was standing alone in waste ground, now houses surround it.
Last visited May 2018.
86 Fountains Road / Sessions Road
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Saint Frances De Sales Parochial Club Now closed.
Not visited.
Tetlow Street / Heather Court
Saint Hilda (Saint Hilda's) (Ale House at Walton) A traditional friendly three room pub.
Last visited May 2018.
Walton Road / Freeland Street
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Salutation
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A plain one bar corner house, pleasantly decorated and well cared for. This style of traditional street corner boozer is becoming rarer and rarer as time progresses, let's hope this one continues to survive.
Last visited 2010.
Walton Road / Marmonde Street
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Sessions
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Only part of this very large brick building is now in use, providing a rather pleasant open one-bar pub. Have a look at the interesting pictures of old Liverpool.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Orwell Road / Sessions Road
Spellow (Spellow House)
A pleasant ordinary two-bar pub, very busy after home matches.
Prices go up on match days!
Spellowe House was a mansion built in this area in about 1270.
Last visited July 2018.
Goodison Road / Dane Street (Not on Spellow Lane)
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Springfield Hotel
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A beautiful well kept traditional boozer with a small front bar and a very pleasant lounge served from a small hatch.
Last visited 2004.
Walton Road / Springfield Square
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Stanley Arms (Sportsmans) (Dickie Lewis's)
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A very large knocked through two-sided pleasant pub, popular with Everton fans before matches despite once being owned by Liverpool player Ronnie Whelan. A large beer garden includes a football pitch and swings for the kids.
I am guessing that its last name was probably also the original name? Now closed and demolished.
Last visited 2004.
Westminster Road / Leighton Street
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Stanley Park "Blue House" A plain functional and slightly grubby two bar boozer adjacent to Goodison. Very much a toffees' pub, even the pool table has blue baize. I'm told it closed in 2008.
Last visited 2004.
Langham Street / Goodison Road
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Swifts
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A plain two-sided pub, clean and tidy. Noted boarded up in 2010.
Last visited 2003.
Stanley Road / Viola Street
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Tramway
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A plain, well cared for and spotlessly clean two bar local. The model tram over the TV seemed to have been purloined from the "Melbourne Hotel", their own one was at the other end of the bar!
Now closed.
Last visited 2000.
49 Delamore Street / Goodall Street
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Twist & Shout (Griffin?)
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Now closed.
Not visited.
Derby Road / Bankhall Street
Victoria Hotel
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As we approached on a Wednesday evening in 1999 this large corner house appeared boarded up. As we got nearer we realised the steel shutters were down on all the windows. Closer still and the door was seen to be open. Not a very inviting appearance! Returning four years later we found the same shuttered exterior. The interior, on the other hand, is nicely done out with a clean and tidy bar side, and a posh lounge side.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
17 Miranda Road / Benedict Street
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Westminster (Grand National) This large knocked through old pub has a high ceiling with some nice mouldings and an impressive lampshade. LSTV. Noted closed in 2013.
Last visited 2004.
Westminster Road / Barlow Lane
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Wetherspoon's Thomas Frost
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A large open pub with a long mainly-glass frontage on to County Road. Wetherspoon's usual fine beer. On at least one occasion they have run out of real ale on a Saturday evening, but that was a good few years ago.
I must add a note of congratulations to the staff for providing very prompt and efficient service on a number of recent visits despite the pub being packed after an Everton match.
Last visited 2015.
County Road / Marmonde Street
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William Shakespeare
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Fake half-timbered interior decor in this pleasant two-sided pub, perhaps a little tatty in places. Pool table.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Stanley Road / Falstaff Street
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Winslow Hotel Two-sided pub with a very pleasant bar with an LSTV, and a larger lounge side with a disco. Very lively and a great atmosphere in the evening on match days. Chang beer (Sponsors of Everton since the 2004-5 season) is available in bottles. This spent a period closed but is now back in action, I believe.
Last visited 2004.
Goodison Road / Winslow Street
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Woodhouse A plain rather scruffy bar side, and a lounge closed when I visited. Friendly clientele.
Now closed.
Last visited 1998.
Derby Road / Lodwick Street
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