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Dee Hotel, West Kirkby

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Visited last night for the beer festival. Had a meal and a pint of a citrus pale ale for £6:14. The festival ales were all £1:99. The place was crowded. Service was pretty good for once.
wirraldrinker - 19 Oct 2019 11:48
Still offering a tremendous selection of ales.
Recently had a chicken meal and a pint of Bodmin Bitter for £6:99.
However service was painfully slow. Just one barman was taking food orders and serving drinks.
Worth a visit if you've got plenty of time.
wirraldrinker - 22 Feb 2018 22:29
A tremendous selection of 7 or 8 ales plus a cider available last night. Everything from IPA to stout. Many were £1:99 a pint. For once there were sufficient serving staff. Well done to the management.
wirraldrinker - 5 Jul 2015 21:34
Went in here last night for 'Steak Night'.
I had rump steak and a pint of Cheshire Gold for £6:25.
Both were very good.
wirraldrinker - 15 Oct 2014 14:17
I had just enough time between trains to grab a beer in this Wetherspoons pub which has an attractive exterior and was actually quite pleasant inside. Service was prompt (unlike some I have been to) and they had a acceptable range of guest beers - sadly I only had time for a quick half but I was temted to stay for one more as I felt quite comfortable here. Anyway, perhaps another time?
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 17:50
Wetherspoons pubs nationwide are currently holding a two week beer festival which ends on Sunday. I was a bit slow off the mark to realise this but went to the Dee Hotel last night with a mate.
Not many customers in the pub which suited me. No serving issues on this visit and one barman was most helpful when I asked about the ales.
Seven ales and one cider were available and a pleasant four pint session ensued.
wirraldrinker - 9 Nov 2012 11:53
Crowded at 10pm on Saturday night. Hoodies and baseball caps abound in here. A noisy place but not a bad thing as most pubs are struggling. Four ales appeared to be available. Waited an eternity to be served as there was only one bloke serving. Later a girl appeared and things improved. When I finaly got served the ale I asked for was not on! Had a pint of Abbot which was ok. Barman still didn't turn the pump clip round on the ale which was not available. The place emptied rapidly around 10:30. I assume a lot of the young punters caught the train opposite to Liverpool.

wirraldrinker - 24 Sep 2012 09:55
I'm surprised nobody has reviewed this Wetherspoons for nearly 2 years. It was very popular on our early evening visit yesterday with most tables occupied. The interior was typical 'spoons, but the exterior is particularly attractive. Service was fine and 5 ales were on - Courage Directors, Peerless Hilbre Gold, Thornbridge Jaipur, Greene King Abbot Ale & Batemans Veto Ale. A cider and a perry could also be found in the fridge at the end of the bar - Westons Old Rosie & Broadoak Perry. Would come here again for the cider and perry. But I would combine it with a visit to the White Lion for a proper pub experience.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2012 21:03
Ideally located if comin by train,big lookin from outside but pretty small when u enter. Nothing special 4 a spoons but nothing wrong with it either. 6.5/10
fat_beer_badger - 1 Mar 2009 11:35
Not been in this pub for a couple of years until last week when I popped in prior to catching a bus home. (very handy for both bus and train)
Standard Wetherspoons ale selection, which was fine. Had a very acceptable pint of IPA.
Not very busy but then it was late afternoon.
Not worth going out of your way to visit but go in if you are in West Kirby.

wirraldrinker - 9 Feb 2009 22:04
Having once lived in West Kirby, I can vouch that since being taken over by Wetherspoons, this is a vast improvement. Quite small compared with many Spoon's establishments. No real issues over service, beer etc. Will happily revisit next time I am in the area again.
happytyskie - 13 Nov 2008 18:39
Popped into the Dee on 11th of September at noon - went in thirsty for a pint and left thirsty for a pint. I will not be wasting my time in this pub again! Waited 10 minutes and was still nowhere near being served so went to a lovely licenced cafe round the corner instead!
ilovesamuelsmiths - 12 Sep 2007 10:26
top pub top staff especially jane
lordbiffa - 15 Feb 2007 22:04
A typical chain type establishment - mother in law lives locally so I've been in the place a few times over the years. It was a bit grimy years ago and it's fair to sat that this side of things has improved noticeably since Wetherspoons took over. It's also very convenient for having a pint whilst waiting for the train (the station is literally across the road)

Downside though is that the staff are really very slow (painfully so!) and on my last visit a couple of weeks or so ago seemed more intent of having a chat with their friends than actually serving customers.

As for food - yes, I'm afraid that it's typical 'ding, ding' (ie. microwaved) chill cook type rubbish but then aren't all chains like this these days? I avoid food in such places I have to confess!!!

Service 1/10 Cleanliness 7/10 (better than it was but still not 100%) Quality of Beer 5/10 Friendliness (when finally served!) 7/10 - so on balance 5/10 is a reasonable rating.
GRMull - 5 Apr 2006 21:04
Go with the last comment from founddrunkinyourgarden, much improved drink prices, but still a dump with slower than ever bar staff!
JimC - 2 Apr 2006 14:41
Used to be a dump with a poor reputation. Much improved following its change to a Wetherspoon.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 30 Jan 2006 01:22
A decent Wetherspoons with a small beer-garden providing a pleasant outdoor drinking area. Usually a good choice of beers.Handy for station.
ChrissG - 14 Jul 2005 11:50

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