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Greave Dunning, Greasby

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A good selection of ales available last night. I can't remember what I had but it was a perfectly acceptable IPA. Small groups of customers, of all ages, were spread about the various alcoves and high tables. However we were forced to leave due to a loud quiz starting.
wirraldrinker - 16 Mar 2017 12:54
Wetherspoons gets criticism for soulless identikit pubs but Ember Inns like this seem much more samey to me. I don't mind them when they get the basics right, but the real ale here (Liverpool Organic) was poor which is inexcusable given the turnover.
mtaylor40 - 11 Nov 2013 23:54
Ember Inns establishment with a clear focus on dining, but also serving 5 real ales. As with all other Ember Inns pubs I have visited, the interior is characterless. If its a real pub you're after, the Coach & Horses opposite is for you. However, the choice of beers here was good - Sambrooks Winter Ale, Itchen Valley Junga, Thwaites Wainwright, Liverpool Organic 24 Carat Gold & Greene King IPA were all available last night. Although the 2 I sampled were both served far too cold. Nevertheless, it's worth a try.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Nov 2012 22:07
The above photo is not of the Greave Dunning but quite clearly 'Ellies Bar' which is a nearby but different bar.

wirraldrinker - 17 Apr 2012 13:52
More a pub-restaurant now. Still worth a visit though. Usual fizz beers for unadventurous types plus 3 pumps to satisfy real ale bores.
Al_Bundy - 10 Feb 2012 13:45
I visited this pub having not been in since Early 1990's

wow how things have changed for the "worst",

NO ATMOSHPERE doctors waiting room springs to mind !

An why oh why do they insist on putting the toilets upstairs ??? screams wetherspoons to me

food was average , staff were friendly enough

only bonus was the real ales they had on offer
like2pub - 8 Oct 2010 19:37
I visited this pub over the bank holiday weekend primarily for lunch but I did manage to have a decent pint of White Rabbit. It's a shame I was driving as there were 3 other beers on tap - Blonde Bomshell, April Fool and another I can't remember the name of, as well as Cains bitter (which my dad seemed pretty pleased with).

It's a typical Ember Inn pub - if you walk into one of them you could be forgiven for forgetting which one you were in - the joys of chain pubs!!

That said, the staff were friendly and knowledgable about the beers they had on and food was of a fairly good standard.
jason_bourne - 4 May 2010 12:43
From the outside a long, stone building. Inside it is typically an Ember Inn makeover with the high, ash coloured wooden tables & mirrors to make the place look bigger. Staff were polite & friendly. Wasn't drinking on my visit but noticed Cain's Bitter was an option. Food quality was quite poor with 2 of the meals burnt.
happytyskie - 2 Dec 2009 13:49
Forgot to mention - the bar sports a poster saying that if you don't like your beer, they'll happily change it. Something that doesn't happen enough in other pubs.

That gets it an extra point.
ronsrants - 26 Mar 2009 13:16
Visited yesterday afternoon, for the first time since its conversion from pleasant pub to multi-level tasteless void.

First impressions apart (this is primarily a matter of personal taste anyway), though, it was a very enjoyable experience, the beer is well kept and cheap (1.89 a pint), and the staff friendly. Seating, though, seems to have come from an Ikea clearance sale - it's terrible, as are the absurdly high tables.

It does, though, have a disabled toilet, essential for me as the main toilets are upstairs. However, the RADAR lock was broken (impossible to lock from the inside), and the toilet's entry room (for the benefit of wheelchair users), was quite clearly being used to facilitate drug deals. The lock needs to be on the on the outer door, not the inner as now. And it needs repairing.

And although I didn't eat, the food being brought to other customers looked and smelled good, and is reasonably priced.

There's an outdoor shelter for smokers, though used only by one person yesterday. Even so, the door, on a cold day, created a hell of a draught.

That, and the fact that only a small part of the pub is accessible to wheelchair users stopped it getting a 9.
ronsrants - 26 Mar 2009 13:14
A lively pub with a modern interior but old-looking exterior. (even though it isn't!)
Good selection of beers including a real ale.
Can get crowded at weekends.

wirraldrinker - 29 Jan 2009 22:40

Completely changed sometime ago; now aimed at wine drinkers, and is more like a club-house or hotel lounge than a bar.

The bottle of wine we bought was actually hot from sitting under one of the light units at the back of the bar. It was replaced by the staff when brought to their attention, but I had hoped they would have noticed.

Pleasant enough place for a comfortable chat with friends.

Magellan - 27 Nov 2007 11:45
Went from a great local to a yuppie nothing.
briant3 - 26 Nov 2007 22:30
This was my local for YEARS! Before it was taken on by Ember Inns, it was a cracking place with a proper pub feel to it and various nooks and crannies and a Yorkshire stone floor to boot. Now it just looks like my front room (with worse taste) and over priced beer and they have got rid of the original pub sign too!

Alirocks - 19 Apr 2007 11:18
did some one beat me to the punch the saddle better on a friday nite pub prices
swifto - 22 Aug 2006 14:56
Hmmmm.....

If you don't like paying a premiuim price for poorly kept beer whilst breathing in excessive smoke fumes then I suggest you look elsewhere.

Try the Irby Mill or the Farmer's Arms (Frankby).

anonymous - 1 Nov 2005 20:06
First class pub, excellent bar staff, wink wink. A++
Locals - 14 Nov 2004 21:07

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