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The Inn Beer Shop, Southport - pub details

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

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39898) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Southport (0.4 miles), Meols Cop (1 mile), Birkdale (1.5 miles)

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Now called the Bottle Shop, I paid two visits to this place late last year. It is much like it was before, albeit a little more popular these days. Southport Band Stand & Problem Child Rascal were the two ales on my first visit. The cider was Welsh Warrior. The bottle selection is of course good. Always worthy of a stop whilst in Southport.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Feb 2018 17:01
First visit to this pub on my trip to Southport. Enjoyed a pint of Southport golden ale. Fantastic range of bottle beers form many countries. Add 50p to price and you drink it on the premises. Freindly and keen owners.
hartlepool - 22 Jan 2017 16:36
This is a delightful little place ! I suppose it fits the description of “micro pub”, but it’s also an off-license / bottle shop, and continental style cafe.

It is very narrow, and just about the whole of the left hand wall is filled with a huge range of bottles. The first half is British and the rest foreign. I noted Belgium, Germany and USA – there may be others. Prices are marked on the bottles, but note, as mentioned by previous posters, there is a 50p charge if you want to drink one on the premises. On the right at the rear is the bar, with 3 handpumps. On my visit they were serving a Southport brewery beer, and two lagers. I Had Flensburger Export – which was reasonable though a bit bland.

Down the right hand side of the shop there is a single column of 5 or 6 tables. There are also a few tables outside on the pavement. Whatever space is left over is covered with (mainly) Belgian beer adverts.

I’m not sure about food. I didn’t notice any menus, but the couple at the next table were eating what was obviously a cheese-board.

The place was fairly quiet when I was there, but I can imagine it can easily get packed.

7/10 – will definitely return and sample some bottles.

Martinsh - 22 Sep 2014 22:17
Called in here yesterday, 2nd May 2014. I agree with other comments that more space would be better, however we were greeted by friendly and informative staff, and a huge range of beers from Belgium and Germany. As it was early in the day and our first port of call, we sensibly tried a draught real ale first, which was Southport Brewery Carousel (4.0%). I followed that with a Duchesse de Bourgogne, a flemish sour beer; this style doesn't appeal to everyone but to me it's a great belgian ale. As we were among the first visitors on the day, we sat at the back on very comfortable seats, and left just as the place was filling up a little more during the later part of lunchtime. Will definitely be back, bringing one or two other friends who haven't been here yet, they will appreciate it as they are frequent visitors to Belgium and this beer shop/bar reflects the style and relaxed atmosphere of Belgian bars.
quadrantfour - 3 May 2014 09:34
Very crowded and claustrophobic last Saturday afternoon. I eventually bought a pint of Southport Brewery 'Sandgrounder' which was very nice.
The 'shop' is basically a long, narrow passageway with floor to ceiling shelving full of bottled beers of the world along one side of the shop and chairs and tables on the other side making for an even narrower passageway. The bar, containing three pumps, is at the far end meaning that a long queue of customers formed and even when I had got served I had nowhere to go. So I weaved my way back out and stood outside under a canopy on the pavement. Just as well there is a canopy as it was a wet and windy day. If this visit was an indication of how popular this place is then the owners need to move to a bigger premises. Not sure I want to repeat the experience.
wirraldrinker - 29 Jan 2014 15:35

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