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Hoylake Lights, Hoylake

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One of the smallest Wetherspoons I've visited, mostly local ales at a very reasonable price of 1.85. Apparently this is something they do on Mondays only. Like most wetherspoons old boys stood in shit corner protecting outsiders from seeing the delights of fosters and John smiths.
Caskales - 18 Nov 2019 19:24
Popped in for a pint after walking Hooton to Hoylake - had a Peerless ale which I think is local brew, was OK, could have been better. Ship Inn better bet for ales IMO.
kernott1 - 5 Dec 2013 18:19
Went here for the current Wetherspoons beer festival.
6 ales and 1 cider on offer. The staff were very helpful and advised re the ales.
A couple of annoying middle-aged drunks were near the entrance but it was a large enough building to get away from them. I tried 3 of the ales and took advantage of a 'meal deal'. A pleasant experience.
wirraldrinker - 25 Oct 2013 22:02
Just a short walk from Hoylake station this pub was a pleasant surprise - it a Wetherspoons with all the usual deals and offers but it was very very friendly and had no less than 6 guest ales out of the 8 handpumps available. I stopped for two beers and enjoyed the cheery atmosphere - it may of course change on a busy Saturday night! More modern interior style. Worth a visit if you are in the area - the train service from Liverpool is very regular.
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 17:55
Licensee Richie (not Robbie!) left a couple of weeks ago. Beer quality seems to have dipped a bit as a result following a visit last weekend.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 1 Jul 2011 15:20
Visited early evening and made to feel very welcome. We could only stay for a couple of beers but there was a great variety of local ales on offer and the staff were really knowledgeable (Peerless Red Rocks named after a local landmark very good). I can understand why this pub was so busy as the atmosphere, prices and the quality of the ale were all great. As it is situated between 2 railway stations it is also an easy pub to get to. Definitely worth a visit.
cannyannie - 11 Mar 2011 11:11
Another visit 3 and a bit years on. New licensee (Robbie) and a sea change in beer quality since my last visit. Had many pints of George Wright "Cheeky Pheasant" which was in good nick. Was going to go on a bit of a crawl but got too comfy!
founddrunkinyourgarden - 14 Feb 2011 16:40
this pub is small friendly with a terrofic atmosphere, 6 months ago you could cut the atmosphere in here with a knife. but with the introduction of a new manager it is a warm pleasant place to visit and i have found my self going there most days lately. a tremendous real ale pub with a general good selection well kept. i spoke to one of the managers and asked if they could get directors the next week it was in the pub. this prompted me to put this here the pub has moved forward leaps and bounds and deserve some recognition. smiley friendly staff with managers who actually listen a first for a wetherspoon pub.
Lewrile - 9 Jun 2010 16:27
Really nice and friendly little spoons feels more of a local this offering rather than the corporate feel,top notch pint of guest ale too, 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 1 Mar 2009 11:39
This was the first Wetherspoons I ever visited & my regular local in the late 90's. Recently popped in for a late morning cup of coffee . Long & somewhat narrow building with a smallish bar on the right hand side. Pleasant enough place to read the paper & have something to eat. Several real ales available & a few bloated, red faced old men were taking advantage of the cheap prices.
happytyskie - 23 Feb 2009 13:27
Only been on weekend nights when it is packed with young people some of whom are obnoxious.
Usual Wetherspoons beer selection. Occasionaly a good real ale.
Definitely the downmarket drinking place of Hoylake.

wirraldrinker - 29 Jan 2009 16:14
Wetherspoons in Hoylake... it really is a different pub depending on which time of day, and indeed what day you go in! on the usual day, its mostly empty, the odd person sitting down to watch the tv over a pint and a paper, or a pair who has nipped in for a quick bite and a drink.
nighttime in the week - sunday night to thursday night, its mainly full of older blokes and the odd missus gone out for a drink and a chat, very boring
any school holiday friday/saturday
just about every university student in hoylake is tryning to get in, the placve is packed from about 8pm to closing and the atmosphere is great.
out of holidays, friday/saturday
mostly 'founddrunkinyourgarden's comment, but thats if they get there first, if the place is semi-full of students not in uni, the older people wont tend to stay long and it stays like that through the night, often younger people come down from the clubs at about 11-12 after they have closed to finish off their night, then the atmosphere picks up.

overall, very strange place to work, anddrink if you're there at the wrong time!
mediocre score.
never had problems with the quality of the drinks by the way, idk what the others are talking about here
DoctorPub - 23 Nov 2007 18:04
Cheap and (occasionally) cheerful.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 10 Jan 2006 02:40
This Wetherspoons pub used to be a supermarket and it had better atmosphere then.

The last time I went it was full of 65 year old women in boob tubes and leopard-print mini-skirts accompanied by their 40-year old beer-gutted toyboys.
rlm - 6 Dec 2005 23:29
Beautiful ladies
Hallam - 20 Mar 2005 13:31

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