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Willow Grove

Address: 387 Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12735) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Southport (0.2 miles), Meols Cop (1.2 miles), Birkdale (1.2 miles)

Chain: Lloyds

Pub facilities/features:
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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 17 users)
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After a visit to the Phoenix (not listed on here) on Saturday morning, I was looking for one more pub to visit. Both of the Wetherspoons were open. I walked in the Sir Henry Segrave first. But the ale and cider selection was disappointing. So I opted for the Willow Grove, which certainly seems to be the better of the two. For a Saturday morning it was packed. I really struggled to find a spare table. Before that, it took 10 minutes to get served with breakfasts and plenty of coffees being ordered. Ales were Sharps Doom Bar, Thwaites Wainwright, Lytham St Patrick's Stout, Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Adnams Irish Red, Ringwood Mauler & Wychwood Pinehead Oatmeal Stout. Ciders were Old Rosie & Black Dragon. Some of the locals here are a bit strange. They will certainly keep you amused. A couple of drunks singing Irish songs seemed quite appropriate for the morning after St Patrick's Day.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Mar 2017 21:09
A Wetherspoons that used to be a Lloyds no 1, but has now lost that branding. But you can still tell it used to be, with emphasis on keg lagers, and large screen TV. Not particularly large, and tables have been shoe-horned into every space. There is also an upstairs which has a separate bar (no real ale at all there), and the loos are up a grand total of 32 stairs.
Martinsh - 4 Oct 2016 23:12
Not a bad pub, sampled a few ales on our visits the other weekend, all were kept well but the one that stood out for me was Bank Top's 'Port O'Call', very nice pint.
alehippy - 4 Jul 2016 20:02
A bit of a down-at-heel Wetherspoons compared to the Sir Henry Segrave just along the road.
Decent enough place for a food stop and a pint.
The downside on my visit was very slow service at the bar and noisy kids running round the place.
wirraldrinker - 5 Oct 2015 10:06
I am surprised that Southport can support two 'Spoons pubs - both in the same street but I suppose they get busy at holiday time. This is a LLoyds No.1 bar which means it has music but it also still suffered from lack of staff - I waited quite a long time to get a beer and only the good nature of the hard-pressed barman made me stay. There is a second bar upstairs but only GK beers on here. The Segrave is a better bet.
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 18:22

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