OLD SWAN

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Albany A very pleasant old pub, converted from a couple of terraced houses on a side street. This seems to be a great 'local', with friendly staff and regulars.
Last visited February 2018.
Albany Road / Derby Lane
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Ale House
Hand pump
A new (2016) micro-pub in a former shop serving excellent ales, of course. Being larger than most micros it's probably possible to have a conversation without the whole pub joining in!
Last visited September 2017.
Prescot Road / Leinster Road
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Black Horse
Hand pump
An enormous pleasant well cared for lounge with wood panelling, plus a plain clean and tidy public bar. This place concentrates on food, being a member of Greene King's "Meet & Eat" chain. The pump clip was Ruddles but the barman said it was actually the house ale - Tasty anyway. Owing to a missed delivery, this was the only real ale available from the four handpumps.
Last visited September 2017.
Prescot Road / Black Horse Lane
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Brambles (Dickie Lewis') (Old Omnibus) This classic 50s pub had a plain cheap & cheerful parquet-floored bar side, and the lounge side was exactly the same. After a couple of years as Dickie Lewis' it shut following a fire in April 2003 and after refurbishment re-opened under its original name. Later, it became Brambles. The pleasant decor is nicely restrained, and the parquet floor has been carpeted.
Last visited February 2018.
Saint Oswald's Street / Mill Lane
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Corner Tavern
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This large corner house has an open wooden-floored bar area and a former side room now knocked through. It is plainly decorated and kept nicely.
Last visited March 2018.
Prescot Road / Green Lane
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Cygnet Rather faded before its January 2000 refurbishment, and afterwards pleasant, plain, clean and tidy, this is a knocked through corner house with an unusual shape. Now closed and converted into a shop.
Last visited 2004.
Prescot Road / Derby Lane
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Derby Lodge
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Two bars plus a separate back room in this pleasant friendly boozer, packed for Everton matches on the multiple TVs.
Last visited March 2018.
Prescot Road / Derby Road
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Garfield Now closed, to become a Wetherspoon's. One large opened out room in this scruffy conversion from a former supermarket. Food. LSTV.
Last visited 1998.
Prescot Road / Queen's Drive
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Masons Arms A large pleasant pub knocked-through into one room, aiming for the dining market with Greene King's "Time well spent" brand.
Last visited February 2018.
Prescot Road / Fernleigh Road
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Melbourne In 1998 I noted a plain functional clean bar, and a separate lounge nicely decorated with a somewhat uncomfortable bench seat round the room. The lounge only has hatch access to the bar. They've got the same gas fire as in my house!
After a period tinned up it has re-opened and in 2018 I found they've partly knocked through but still kept two rooms, and the whole place is comfortable and well cared for.
Last visited March 2018.
Green Lane / Sandstone Road West
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Millfield Inn (Ferndale Inn) A nicely decorated one bar pub on three levels. Pool table and LSTV. Another in the "Oak Lodges" style.
Last visited February 2018.
Prescot Road / Day Street
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Old Swan "White House" This is a popular pub, busy even on a cold Tuesday afternoon. The pleasant knocked through interior has a low ceiling in parts.
Last visited February 2018.
Saint Oswald's Street / Broad Green Road
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Red House (First Avenue) In August 1998 I visited the First Avenue and wrote "a scruffy tatty dump which looks like a youth club. Disco. Very cheap beer, absolutely no atmosphere."
More recently, restored to its traditional name and a more traditional interior this is much improved!
Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Broad Green Road / Prescot Road
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Regency (Piano Bar) The bouncers wanted to charge for admission in 1998, so we went elsewhere.
Closed and being rebuilt in 2018.
Not visited.
Derby Lane
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Taff's Tavern A plain flat house in a row of shops. Rather nice wood-panelled interior and a varnished wooden floor. I'm told that since my visit it has expanded into the property next door and also gained a function room upstairs.
Noted closed in 2018.
Last visited 1998.
Derby Lane / Ionic Road
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Wellington A very pleasant and comfortable two sided pub.
Last visited March 2018.
Green Lane / Ellison Street
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Wetherspoon's Navigator (Garfield)
Hand pump
A standard Wetherspoon's, cheap good beer and food, and always busy it seems. night.
Last visited March 2018.
Prescot Road / Queens Drive
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