SOUTHPORT

PubCommentsLocation
Albert Hotel
Hand pump
This large grubby one bar pub with a rear dining area called the Albert Pantry was busy on a Sunday afternoon when I visited in 1998. Returning in 2006 I was surprised to find real ale available.
Last visited 2006.
London Street / Wright Street
Astoria Now closed.
Not visited.
Promenade
Barons Bar
GBG
Hand pump
This one room pub, nicely decorated in 'baronial hall' style is part of the Scarisbrick complex. Eight or more real ales are served.
Last visited December 2018.
Lord Street / Scarisbrick Avenue
Beer Den
Not visited.
Duke Street / Shakespeare Street
Berkeley Arms (Blakes Hotel) Closed, I'm told.
Not visited.
19 Queens Road
Blowick Now closed.
Not visited.
147 Norwood Road, Blowick
Blue Anchor
Not visited.
1 Tithebarn Road, Blowick
Bold Arms
Hand pump
A rather good multi-roomed pub/eatery with a standard chain pub menu, busy serving lots of food on a Sunday afternoon.
Last visited 2012.
Cambridge Road / Botanic Road, Churchtown
Bold Hotel
Not visited.
Union Street / Lord Street
Bottle Room (Inn Beer Shop)
GBG
Hand pump
A narrow corridor bar selling a massive range of UK and foreign bottled beers, plus a small counter at the back for on-sales with a couple of hand pumps.
Not visited since it was renamed.
Last visited 2014.
Lord Street / Leicester Street
Bridge Inn Closed.
Not visited.
135 Eastbank Street / Bridge Street
Cheshire Lines
Hand pump
Nice traditional decor in this partly knocked through pub, something of a backstreet gem. Excellent real ales are served, and the food is popular. Tables in the yard at the front.
Last visited December 2018.
King Street / Wellington Street
Cock and Rabbit (Rabbit) Now closed.
Not visited.
Manchester Road / Marlborough Road
Cocoa House Now closed.
Not visited.
Lord Street / Bold Street
Conservatory Part of the Royal Clifton Hotel
Not visited.
Coronation Walk / Promenade
Coronation "Corry"
Hand pump
Formerly a Hogshead, this pub has one large room decorated in modern pastel and bare brick style. The long bar has an unusual heated foot-rail!
Last visited 2004.
12 King Street / Eastbank Street
Corridor
Hand pump
Exactly what it says - a narrow corridor bar. They serve quality real ales.
Last visited May 2018.
Lord Street / Seabank Road
Crown
Pic
Hand pump
A nicely decorated old one bar pub, a little scruffy in places, with an impressive display of old plates around the walls. Beer excellent.
Observed to be closed and tinned up in 2014.
Last visited 1998.
Coronation Walk
Cue Bar Now closed.
Not visited.
Promenade / Nevill Street
Eighty Eight (Carlton Bar) The Carlton bar was an up market multi level disco bar with a late licence. The unusual decor was rather nice.
Last visited 1998.
Lord Street / Market Street
Falstaff
Pic
Hand pump
Nice traditional decor in this one room knocked through pub with an impressive row of ten hand pumps on the bar. (Only three in use on my last visit, but more were promised.) In nice weather you can use the tables in the front courtyard.
Last visited 2007.
68 King Street / Portland Street
Foghorn Part of the Scarisbrick complex.
Not visited.
Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street
Fox and Goose
Hand pump
Busy back street boozer.
Last visited 1998.
Cable Street
George Hotel A nice spacious knocked through one room pub with a pleasant beer garden. The Cask Ales sign was incorrect when I visited, but I'm told they now have some.
Last visited 2000.
Cemetery Road / 147 Duke Street
Guest House
GBG
Hand pump
This superbly kept pub has a very beautiful exterior and interior. There are two bars plus a quiet front lounge inside, plus a yard at the rear. Top notch beer with eight or more guest ales available.
Last visited 2006.
16 Union Street
Havana Night club.
Not visited.
Promenade / Nevill Street
Hesketh Arms
Hand pump
A large multi-area pleasant pub. Very busy on a Sunday afternoon with a mixture of drinkers and diners.
Last visited 2013.
Botanic Road / Cambridge Road, Churchtown
Hoghton Arms (Hoghton Arms) (O'Neill's)
Not visited.
2 Hoghton Street / London Street
Hungry Monk A food oriented place with pleasant quirky decor.
Last visited May 2018.
Cambridge Arcade
Imperial Hotel
Not visited.
Albert Road / Leyland Road
Lakeside Inn
Hand pump
In the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest pub in Britain, according to a certificate on the wall, but this place has three times as much space as the Nutshell in Bury St. Edmunds.
The one room interior is decorated in the inevitable maritime style, and the large windows afford nice views of dinghies sailing on the marine lake.
Last visited 2006.
Marine Lake Promenade / Seabank Road
Leo's Bar A small pleasant two room corner pub with a restaurant attached. The interior decor has a fishing theme - how original! LSTV.
Last visited 2000.
Bath Street / Nevill Street
London Hotel
Hand pump
A rather nicely decorated open one-bar pub. Only one real ale available but it was well looked after. There's a beer yard and bowling green behind.
Now closed.
Last visited 2002.
Kensington Road / 14 Windsor Road
Maloney's A nice fake Irish bar with a friendly clientele, part of the Scarisbrick complex. Beer only sold in halves. Late licence.
Last visited 1998.
Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street
Mason's Arms
Hand pump
A very nice friendly traditional boozer with wood panelling and a nice wooden partition between rooms. The log fire in winter makes the front room very cozy.
Last visited 2006.
Anchor Street
Metro This comfortable hotel bar is keen to welcome non-residents as well.
Last visited December 2018.
Portland Street / King Street
Monroe (Koronet) (Bar Velvet)
Pic
Nice fake antique beam decor in this place which is more like a restaurant than a pub, at least in the part we sat in.
Now a "gentlemen's club".
Last visited 2004.
Coronation Walk / West Street
Mount Pleasant Hotel
Not visited.
107 Manchester Road
Nigel's Bar In the Shelbourne Hotel. Not open afternoons. I'm told this is now closed.
Not visited.
1 Lord Street West
O'Leary's Fake Irish bar.
Last visited 1998.
Cable Street
Oast House in 1998 this small plain one bar pub had Bittburger on draught and the Old Speckled Hen was in poor condition. In 2011 there was no longer any real ale and the lager choice was more usual.
Last visited 2011.
Stanley Street / Nevill Street
Old Ship
Hand pump
A plain friendly down market boozer with a scruffy beer yard at the back. Only one real ale but who's complaining when it's good quality.
Noted closed in 2018.
Last visited 2007.
Eastbank Street / Ball's Place
Pageant
Not visited.
Folkestone Road / Redhill Drive, Blowick Moss
Peaky Blinders
GBG
Hand pump
A very pleasant modern-styled bar where the large shop windows onto the street give it a very open feeling.
Last visited May 2018.
Lord Street / Seabank Road
Peaky Blinders Opened July 2018.
Not visited.
Cambridge Road / Sunny Road, Churchtown
Phoenix (Pavilion)
GBG
Hand pump
A large, open, nicely done out pub, a bit like a Wetherspoon's in style. Quality beer and food are cheap.
Last visited December 2018.
Coronation Walk / West Street
Plough Closed and demolished.
Not visited.
Rufford Road / Water Lane, Crossens
Potting Shed (Yates's) (Sandgrounder)
Hand pump
The Sandgrounder was a large open Wetherspoon's-style pub, a bit purple inside. The real ale was spot on when I visited.
Now a cocktail bar called Potting Shed.
Last visited 2014.
Lord Street / Hulme Street
Prince of Wales Hotel Real ale is served in the Clubhouse Bar in this large hotel.
Not visited.
Lord Street
Punch Tarmey's (Mulligan's)
Hand pump
An above average fake Irish bar serving decent real ale, and the menu looks good value.
Last visited May 2018.
Lord Street / Union Street
Quid Pro Quo "QPQ" Now closed.
Not visited.
253 Lord Street
Republik (Harley's) Now closed.
Not visited.
Coronation Walk
Reuters on Hoghton
Not visited.
Hoghton Street / Hill Street
Richmond
Not visited.
Scarisbrick New Road / Town Lane Kew, Meols Cop
Ship and Anchor
Not visited.
Cable Street
Shrimper
Not visited.
Fylde Road / Slaidburn Crescent, Marshside
Sporting Jester (Volunteer)
Hand pump
Outside, a rather impressive building which looks like it dates from the 1920s I guess. Inside it has been knocked through to make one large open bar area, plainly decorated but well looked after. On a wet Wednesday lunchtime in 2011 it was ticking over nicely with a number of regulars sitting at the bar. I got a slight feeling of the music stopping and everyone looking round as I went in, but they soon got back to their chit-chat while I settled down to a fine pint of Thwaites' Wainwright.
Returning in 2018 I found it had been renamed and the interior very well refurbished.
Last visited December 2018.
Eastbank Street / Wesley Street
Tap and Bottles
GBG
A tiny shop conversion with a wide range of unusual bottled beer for sale, as well as a few handpumps for excellent real ales, concentrating on local breweries. There are a few more seats upstairs.
Last visited 2015.
Cambridge Arcade
Thatch and Thistle I'm told this new construction serves a wide range of real ales.
Not visited.
Norwood Road / Butts Lane
Two Brewers A large rather nice bar with a pool table.
Now closed.
Last visited 2000.
Kingsway
Victoria
Not visited.
Promenade / Victoria Street
W.D.Sutton's A nicely done out partly knocked through one bar pub plus a function room upstairs. Named after William D Sutton "The Old Duke", who in 1798 opened The South Port Hotel next to the dunes, thereby starting the development of the town and giving it its illogical name.
Last visited 2000.
Scarisbrick New Road / Virginia Street
Wellington A proper traditional boozer busy with chatty regulars even on a cold December Tuesday afternoon.
Last visited December 2018.
Eastbank Street / Queen Anne Street
Wetherspoon's Sir Henry Segrave
GBG
Pic
Hand pump
The normal Wetherspoon's formula - Excellent beer, pleasant decor, reasonable prices and popular food.
Last visited 2014.
97 Lord Street / Coronation Walk
Wetherspoon's Willow Grove
GBG
A Lloyds No. 1 version of the Wetherspoon formula, evidenced by the disco lights and glitter ball. A long, fairly narrow room, wider at the back. There's also another bar upstairs.
Last visited 2010.
Lord Street
Windmill Inn
Hand pump
A large pleasant pub knocked round the bar counter, with a very pleasant interior. Plenty of tables and chairs in the front yard as well. The small range of well kept real ales included a good mild last time I visited, and all were served in the correct glasses.
Last visited 2006.
12 Seabank Road
Zetland
Hand pump
A rather nicely looked after traditional free-standing pub with two bars plus a couple of side rooms. Tables and a bowling green outside. An excellent pint of Burtonwood Bitter (or you can have the keg version if you really want) plus a guest from Burtonwood's "Cask Collection" scheme - Thwaite's Lancaster Bomber when I was there.
Last visited 2002.
53 Zetland Street / East Street