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wirraldrinker - 11 Sep 2019 19:49
Still an impressive selection of ales with 'White Rat' from the Rat Brewery the best in my opinion. Bar meals are available or you can eat in the adjacent restaurant for a greater meal selection and a waitress will bring your choice of ale to your table. Recommended.
wirraldrinker - 30 May 2018 22:13
A very good ale selection on Saturday for the 'Wirral Ale Trail' and the staff coped despite the small bar being overwhelmed with punters each time a bus arrived.
wirraldrinker - 6 Jun 2016 15:13
My previous visit to this bar was a pleasant experience so thought I would try it again last night. However, I could barely get through the door as it was so crowded. They must be doing something right! Turned around and went to the nearby Wetherspoons.
wirraldrinker - 23 Apr 2016 13:56
My first visit to this hotel bar and I was impressed.
It was lunchtime so I had ham, egg and chips accompanied by a pint of Shropshire Gold. Both food and drink were very nice.
Five ales and one cider were on tap. A small kilner jar of each ale sat in front of each hand pump - something I first encountered a couple of weeks ago in a West Kirby pub.
Several other people in there eating.
Well worth a visit.
wirraldrinker - 24 Jul 2015 20:33
Very tasty Hawkshead "Red" & Castle Rock "Harvest Pale" available at the weekend.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 5 Jan 2015 22:43
Usually good beer mainly from the North West. The pub is not exactly overloaded with charisma though.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 13 Feb 2014 16:40
Nice pub, good ale and food. Highly recommended.
Scoops - 14 Jul 2013 22:20
If you are coming from the station then turn right and head down to the seafront (and the massive new complex down there) turn right - Morrisons opposite and the hotel is a short walk along the prom. The bar entrance is at the side and it is an hotel bar but with a nice pubby feel to it. Nice staff behind the bar and a good range of beers - I tried a blonde ale which I think came from Peerless but then went onto Lancaster Blonde. My visit was only mared by two weird situations - firstly I went to the loo leaving my beer and newspaper on the bar counter. Whe I came back there was a couple standing there drinking Stella and they seemed miffed when I asked if I could get back to my beer, causing them to move.. Then a gentleman approached my - again Stella in hand - and asked if I was drinking the Lancaster Blonde (the barmaid was pulling my beer at the time). I said Yes and he then said what does it taste like! Well as soon as I get it I can tell you ! I replied. He seemed a bit put out by that comment and went away mumbling to himself and his mates. I drank my - very nice - Blonde and left!
Shame as the place was quite pleasant.

mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 18:04
The interior of this sea-facing bar is a little more light and airy than we were expecting. The main bar was fairly busy with early evening drinkers. There is also a larger restaurant area at the back. The local branch of the masons were meeting upstairs. Beers on were Brains SA Gold, Brimstage Trappers Hat, Weetwood Cheshire Cat & Hawkshead Bitter. Not a bad choice in New Brighton.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Mar 2012 20:20
A hotel bar that does have a bit of a pub feel to it and has a few ales on (three on this occasion - Bombardier, Hawkshead Lakeland Pale and the local Brimstage Trappers hat). Beer was okay but it wasn't an inviting enough place to have a second in.
anonymous - 8 Oct 2011 10:48
The beer is pretty well-kept, tends to be from NW micros, and is competitively-priced for the area (can't comment about wine!), all of which make it about the best bet for trad beer lovers in New Brighton. The food is worth trying. However, the place doesn't have much atmosphere - too many hard surfaces make it 'clattery' and rather uncongenial. It also smells constantly of food, whether the doors to the restaurant are left open or not. In common with many food-led operations, the service can be distinctly patchy, a situation not helped by the cluelessness of some of the staff.
Blokfluit - 9 Aug 2011 16:27
On New Brighton seafront this is a former large Victorian hotel which has been tastefully restored into a restaurant. The bar is located to the left of the building as you look with an entrance from the front or through from the restaurant area. Inside it is tidy but slightly dull with little atmosphere not helped by the same 50's music which as been played on my 3 visits - For goodness sake please change the CD! A mixture of high tables & couches with a horseshoe bar. 2 regular LocAles from Brimstage Brewery & a rotating guest. Friendly enough service & well kept beer but very expensive. 7.30 for a pint of beer & a glass of wine may be normal in a London wine bar, but not in a small northern seaside town.
happytyskie - 7 Apr 2010 19:49

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