Bard Hand pumpvarious Opened in February 2018, this is a pleasant shop conversion serving quality ales.
Last visited February 2018.
High Street / St Helens Road
Bath Springs (John Kemble) Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Foster's In 1999 I visited the John Kemble, a two room boozer with a plain bar and a nice (but deserted) lounge. In 2003 it was very different, pleasantly decorated and knocked round with just one bar. Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Kemble Street / Bond Street
Clicks (Plough) John Smith's, Theakston This one bar pub with a nice layout with raised areas and a tiled floor has been badly neglected and was very tatty and grubby when I visited, although one area was being refurbished. LSTV. Now closed and converted to flats.
Last visited 1999.
Kemble Street / Bond Street, next to the Eagle & Child
Clock Face Hand pumpThwaites This large old house was converted to a pub in the 1980s I think. A very nice interior and excellent ales.
Grade II listed building.
Last visited 2015.
Derby Street / Liverpool Road
Crown Tetley / Carling The pleasant plain bar and a nice lounge are on different levels to match the gradient of the street in this clean and tidy boozer. Closed and converted to a a restaurant called the Crown of India.
Last visited 2003.
Kemble Street / Aspinall Street
Deanes House (Legs of Man) Hand pumpBrains Dark, Hand pumpBrains IPA An enormous old house converted into a multi-room pub and nicely decorated. The menu looks good value and the real ale is cheap as well. Function room available upstairs.
Last visited 2012.
Church Street / West Street
Dog House (Imperial)
Boddingtons, John Smith's, Tetley / 1664, Carlsberg, Foster's The Imperial was a plain corner house with two bars plus a lounge and a pool room standing in splendid isolation in a formerly built up area. It was kept clean and tidy but was perhaps a little tatty in places. There was a bar, a small lounge, plus another room served from a hatch in the corridor.
It closed in 2006 and after being boarded up for some months it re-opened in 2007 as the Dog House. Not yet visited under the new name.
Noted to be closed once again by December 2008.
Last visited 2004.
Bridge Road / Station Road
Eagle and Child Stones, Worthington This pleasant plain two bar pub spent a period closed in 1998. It has original leaded windows. The lounge side is nicely done out, with plain wood walls and a partially tiled floor, and is well looked after. LSTV. Don't leave your bike outside! Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Warington Road / Kemble Street
Engine Closed.
Not visited.
Sewel Street / Manchester Road
Fusileer (Kings Arms) John Smith's / Carlsberg, Stella This large two-sided pub which was built in 1978 on the site of the Kings Arms is looking a little threadbare in places. LSTV.
Closed in 2012.
Last visited 2003.
St. Helens Road / Warrington Road
Grapes Hand pumpBombardier, Hand pumpTetley, John Smith's / Foster's An old-looking building containing a very nicely done pub, concentrating on its "Fayre and Square" food, and serving a decent pint of Bombardier.
Last visited 2012.
St Helens Road / Portico Lane
Hope and Anchor
John Smith's / Carling, Coors, Foster's A plain, clean and tidy one bar pub, partly stone-floored. A little down market, perhaps, yet pleasant and well cared for.
Last visited February 2018.
High Street / Hope Street
Old Mill (Nelly Kelly's) (Victoria)
Hand pumpHydes, Tetley / Amstel, Carling, San Miguel The Victoria was the roughest pub in Prescot, they tell me.
Nelly Kelly's was a typical plastic "Irish" bar and my notebook recorded "Music too loud, barmaid deaf/stupid, short measures."
I am pleased to report that the Old Mill is a total transformation: It has a very nicely done interior with partially knocked through seating and games areas. They serve an excellent pint of Hydes Bitter and a seasonal Hydes brew is also available. There's also a beer garden and a separate restaurant which was shut when I visited.
A revisit in August 2004 found no real ale available, but returning in 2018 I found Hydes brews on handpump once again, and very good.
Last visited February 2018.
Mill Street
Prescot Suite
Demolished in 2012.
Not visited.
Warrington Road / Ash Grove
Print House Wine Bar Worthington / Budweiser (US), Carling This up-market wine bar is nicely decorated with prices to match. The leather sofas are very comfortable.
Late licence to midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Last visited 2003.
High Street / Leyland Street
Red Lion Hotel
Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg A traditional pub with two sides round the island bar plus a large front room. Some original features remain, including mosaic floor and stained glass windows. The rooms have odd shapes, to fit the street corner.
Now closed.
Last visited 2012.
21 Market Place / Kemble Street
Royal Oak
John Smith's, Tetley / Amstel, Foster's A very pleasantly decorated two bar pub with LSTV. Spotless and well cared for.
Last visited 2012.
Warrington Road / Houghton Street
Sun Inn Hand pumpguests A beautiful traditional small local serving excellent beer. The two sided servery is between the bar side and a drinking corridor with a number of rooms off.
Last visited 2015.
Derby Street / Church Street
Tommy Hall's (Hare & Hounds)
John Smith's, Tetley / Carling, Foster's Traditional compact two-sided well cared for local, wedged on a Saturday night, and quite popular at other times.
Last visited 2012.
Warrington Road
Hand pumpBlack Sheep, John Smith's / Carling, Foster's, Stella A large up-market very nicely decorated building with small rooms partially knocked through, and original wooden panelling. The exterior is nice, with lots of hanging baskets. The beer was excellent, and the all day food looks good.
Last visited 2012.
St Helens Road / Burrows Lane
Wetherspoon's Watch Maker Hand pumpusuals Opened in December 2011, this large open Wetherspoon's has rather good modern decor.
Last visited February 2018.
Eccleston Street / Chapel Street