MAGHULL

(Including LYDIATE)

PubCommentsLocation
Alt Park
ATM
A few handpumps on the bar but none were in use when I visited. Nicely decorated in standard sizzling pub style, doing a good trade in food on a Friday evening or a Saturday afternoon.
Last visited October 2018.
Northway / Dover Road
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Bar du Fay "Duffey" An agreeably decorated wine bar - stone floor, wooden tables and bar front - where no-one was drinking wine, although they do have quite a range of bottles on sale. Strangely, there's a "wheeltappers and shunters" bell mounted on the wall.
Last visited September 2018.
Liverpool Road South / Hall Lane
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Cask Cafe
GBG
Hand pump
Opened in 2018, this is a cafe during the day and a micro-pub later. Excellent ales are served, and if the front room is too busy there is a comfortable and less crowded space to the rear.
Last visited October 2018.
Liverpool Road South / The Crescent
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Coach & Horses Formerly two-sided but now knocked through, a pleasant pub belonging to Greene King. This pub still has the once-common arrangement of a bookie's in the car park.
Last visited April 2019.
Liverpool Road North / Gordon Avenue
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Fox (Red House)
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The Red House was a classic 50s Walkers house, with original woodwork etc. inside.
A thorough refurbishment has removed most traces of its history, creating a very pleasant and well cared for two-sided pub in modern style.
Last visited April 2019.
Foxhouse Lane / Hillcrest
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Great Mogul
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Hand pump
Good old-style traditional decor in this large free-standing pub partially knocked through into one room but retaining some partitions. There's a pleasant beer garden, but watch out for the wasps!
Last visited October 2018.
Station Road, by Maghull Station
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Hare & Hounds
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Hand pump
A large pub nicely done inside and out, in the standard Ember Inns style. There's a pleasant beer yard behind.
Last visited April 2019.
Liverpool Road North / Westway
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Maghull Football and Cricket Club
Not visited.
Hall Lane / Tommy Gent Way
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Meadows
Pic ATM
Contemporary chain dining pub decor in this large inter-war roadhouse. Despite being knocked through it retains a bar end and a lounge/dining end, and they've even got separate gents.
Last visited October 2018.
Liverpool Road South / Ormonde Avenue
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Milly's Wine Bar
Not visited.
Liverpool Road South / Damfield Lane
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Old Post Office A plain but well done shop conversion.
Last visited April 2019.
Deyes Lane / Kendal Drive
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Running Horses
Hand pump
Nicely decorated multi-roomed pub with two bars. A large yard and garden with a kids playground. Food.
Last visited April 2019.
Bells Lane, Lydiate, by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
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Scotch Piper

Hand pump
Reputedly the oldest pub In Lancashire, dating back to 1320. A thatched building with three drinking areas all served from a minuscule counter in the corner. Two rooms have concrete floor and ancient rustic wooden benches, the third is more "modern". Everywhere has low wooden beams, perhaps slightly marred by the sixties-style lampshades.
Grade II listed building.
Last visited April 2019.
Southport Road / Station Road, Lydiate
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Weld Blundell
Hand pump
One large room knocked through but still partially separated, nicely decorated and comfortable. Lots of TVs for live sport.
Last visited April 2019.
Liverpool Road North / Moss Lane
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Wetherspoon's Frank Hornby (Everest)
GBG
Pic ATM
Hand pump
My notes on the Everest:
A pleasant two-sided 50s house, nicely looked after. Someone once told me this used to be Sir Edmund Hillary's local, but I think he may have been winding me up. (Thanks, Ernie.)

Wetherspoon's took over in 2012 with a substantial refurbishment featuring modern decor with a Meccano theme.
Last visited April 2019.
Eastway / Tensing Road
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