Black Horse Hand pumpGreene King IPA, Hand pumpvarious, Tetley / Becks, Foster's The traditional decor, all fake I think, is well done in this large pub in multiple rooms partly knocked through, where they mainly concentrate on food.
Last visited 2010.
Rainhill Road / Elton Head Rd
Boar's Head John Smith's, Tetley / Carling, Foster's A comfortable two-sided boozer with a pleasant plain interior.
Noted closed and boarded up in 2015, but open again in 2016.
Last visited 2012.
Elton Head Road / Lowfield Lane
Coach & Horses Hand pumpvarious, Tetley This popular pub has a rather unusual layout. At the front is a very nicely decorated lounge with no counter and a plainer bar with a pool table. Further back is a second bar. There's also an attached Indian restaurant.
Last visited 2012.
Rainhill Road / Tasker Terrace
Commercial Hand pumpguests, John Smith's / 1664, Carling, Foster's, Stella There are two bars plus a number of side rooms in this very pleasant well preserved traditional pub. I particularly like the proper bar counter with a gantry. Waitress bell pushes extant but not in use. Excellent real ales served. On a visit on a cold December Wednesday afternoon in 2010 I was startled to find the place busy, but sadly I found it very quiet on a Tuesday lunch time in 2014.
Last visited September 2014.
Station Road
Manor Farm Hand pumpguests, Hand pumpPedigree A very nice converted farm dating back to 1662 with an original well inside. A number of side rooms off the main bar downstairs and a restaurant and balcony bar upstairs.
Last visited June 2016.
Mill Lane, Rainhill Stoops
Micklehead Green A fairly new "bypass" pub in the middle of nowhere, concentrating on the food and family markets with a rather nice bare brick and wood beam interior. Brewer's Fayre food, Charlie Chalk for the kids.
I'm told the hand pumps have now gone.
Last visited 1999.
St. Helens Linkway / Eurolink Road
Rainhill Labour Club Greenalls, Tetley A nicely done and well cared for social club with a bar, games room and a large function room.
Last visited 2005.
Warburton Hey / Park Avenue
Rocket Hand pumpDoom Bar, John Smith's / Carling, Foster's The lounge is very comfortable in this pleasant friendly traditional two bar pub. The one hand pump was providing excellent ale on my visit. Beer yard/garden.
Last visited June 2016.
Warrington Road / Kendricks Fold
Ship Inn Hand pumpvarious Standard Ember Inns decor in a large pub aiming at diners, but still welcoming drinkers with a range of real ales, including their own Ember Pale Ale, brewed by Black Sheep.
Last visited June 2016.
Warrington Road
Victoria Hand pumpvarious / Foster's In 1998 I described this place as youth-oriented and grubby. I returned to find a very nicely decorated large two-sided knocked round pub, full of customers of all ages, and serving real ale. More recently one side has become a more up market restaurant. The food in the bar side looks good and the real ale, from a small selection, is fine.
Last visited June 2016.
Warrington Road / Victoria Street