OLD SWAN

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Albany Hand pumpCains / Foster's A very pleasant old pub, converted from a number of terraced houses on a side street. This seems to be the ideal 'local', with excellent beer and friendly staff and regulars.
Last visited 2004.
Albany Road / Derby Lane
Ale House
GBG
Hand pumpvarious A new (2016) micro-pub in a former shop serving excellent ales, of course. Being larger than most micros it's probably possible to have a conversation without the whole pub joining in!
Last visited September 2017.
Prescot Road / Leinster Road
Alehouse A micropub opened in 2016.
Not visited.
Prescot Road / Leinster Road
Black Horse Hand pumpGreene King IPA, Hand pumpRuddles Best, John Smith's / Carling, Foster's, Stella An enormous pleasant well cared for lounge with wood panelling, plus a plain clean and tidy public bar. This place concentrates on food, being a member of Greene King's "Meet & Eat" chain. The pump clip was Ruddles but the barman said it was actually the house ale - Tasty anyway. Owing to a missed delivery, this was the only real ale available from the four handpumps.
Last visited September 2017.
Prescot Road / Black Horse Lane
Cygnet Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella Rather faded before its January 2000 refurbishment, and afterwards pleasant, plain, clean and tidy, this is a knocked through corner house with an unusual shape. Now closed and converted into a shop.   DiscoDay6   KaraokeDay1 Day7   Live entertainmentDay5
Last visited 2004.
Prescot Road / Derby Lane
Garfield John Smith's, Trophy, Worthington Now closed, to become a Wetherspoon's. One large opened out room in this scruffy conversion from a former supermarket. Food. LSTV.
Last visited 1998.
Prescot Road / Queen's Drive
Mason's Boddingtons, Trophy / Heineken A large trendy plastic knocked-through one room pub, appealing to the younger clientele. Two LSTVs and about a dozen ordinary ones.
Last visited 1998.
Prescot Road
Millfield Inn (Ferndale Inn) Tetley / Carlsberg A nicely decorated one bar pub on three levels. There were two hand pumps out of use. Pool table and LSTV. Another in the "Oak Lodges" chain.
Last visited 2003.
Prescot Road / Day Street
Old Omnibus (Dickie Lewis') Hydes, John Smith's This classic 50s pub had a plain cheap & cheerful parquet-floored bar side, and the lounge side was exactly the same. After a couple of years as Dickie Lewis' it shut following a fire in April 2003 and after a protracted refurbishment has now re-opened under its original name. The pleasant new decor is nicely restrained, and the parquet floor has been carpeted. LSTV.   Live entertainmentDay4 Day5 Day6
Last visited 2003.
Saint Oswald's Street / Mill Lane
Old Swan "White House" Tetley, Worthington / 4X, Carling, Carlsberg With a pound a pint on bitter, lager and mild all day, this is a very busy pub! The plain knocked through interior has a low ceiling in parts.
Last visited 2004.
Saint Oswald's Street / Broad Green Road
Red House (First Avenue) In August 1998 I visited the First Avenue and wrote "a scruffy tatty dump which looks like a youth club. Disco. Very cheap beer, absolutely no atmosphere."
More recently, restored to its traditional name and a more traditional interior this is much improved!
Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Broad Green Road / Prescot Road
Regency (Piano Bar) The bouncers wanted to charge for admission in 1998, so we went elsewhere.
Not visited.
Derby Lane
Taff's Tavern Tetley, Trophy, Worthington A plain flat house in a row of shops. Rather nice wood-panelled interior and a varnished wooden floor. I'm told that since my visit it has expanded into the property next door and also gained a function room upstairs.
Last visited 1998.
Derby Lane
Wetherspoon's Navigator (Garfield) Hand pumpusuals A standard Wetherspoon's, cheap good beer and food, and very busy on a Friday night.
Last visited 2005.
Prescot Road / Queens Drive