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Bispham Hotel, Blackpool

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user reviews of the Bispham Hotel, Blackpool

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A short tram ride from the North pier and I alight at Bispham for the 5 minute walk to this Art Deco pub, as I approach I immediately think it's closed and on it's wrong was I!

The large circular wooden bar is in front of you as you enter and they have full Samuel Smiths range on offer. I order a pint of Sovereign bitter and am blown away when the barmaid charges me £1.82...why don't we have pubs this good & cheap in the South !!

The interior of this pub is stunning, the vast majority of the Art Deco features have been kept and there's Art Deco style mirrors hanging in the 2 rooms that flank the main entrance. Original coving around the walls and the centre dome is also still in place.

Busy on my visit with the majority being blokes over 50 who are chatting in groups and studying the horses.

Visually stunning inside, cheap and cracking beer, good banter all in all this is a superb pub.

10/10 for me and I don't give this score often.
lezford - 20 Aug 2015 14:08
Excellent value pub - as has been said it is £1.80 for a pint of Sam Smith's Bitter and very good it was too - I had a second! Art Deco interior and it apeared to be used more by locals than tourists even though it is a very short stroll from the tram stop. Well worth visiting just for the cheap beer if nothing else. Friendly lady behind the bar. I am always amazed by Sam Smiths - everything they sell is their own brand (no Bacardi just White Rum - even the crisps have their own brand on them). Recommended boozer.
mcroyal - 27 Aug 2013 12:04
back in blackpool and again visited this brilliant pub. beer still 1 80p a pint! (other pubs take note)! very friendly staff/clientel and probably the best pint i had during my stay in blackpool. looking forward to returning.
hendrixlives - 9 Sep 2012 15:13
visited this pub whilst staying in blackpool,superb sam smiths beer on hand pulled pump and bar well run by jackie. lovely olde fashioned feel to it,no tv and it did'nt need one! well worth the 2 mile tram ride from blackpool 1 80p a pint too! will definately return on my next visit to blackpool. excellent all round.
hendrixlives - 19 May 2012 13:13
Situated at the far northern end of the Promenade, the interior of this pub is reminiscent of a Wetherspoons with its open plan interior and noisy drinking environment. It's a Sam Smith's pub with Old Brewery Bitter available on handpull. The place was quite busy with only one person serving. She was doing a miraculous job considering the number of people who were waiting. She'd clocked the order of everybody arriving at the bar and served them in the correct order or 2 at a time. This is definitely the sign of a good barperson. Needless to say she was unable to collect glasses. As a result the place was looking very untidy. The landlord/landlady obviously don't care too much for retaining customers.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Aug 2009 20:58
Excellent pub - I also cannot speak highly enough of this establishment
KeithP - 24 Oct 2008 21:24
Enjoyed a pint of Sam Smith OBB - at the standard price of 1.38. You cannot fault it and it was in tip-top condition.
wobblybob - 18 Jul 2008 21:27
less than a minute's walk from the nearest Blackpool Corporation tram stop, you will not fail to be delighted by the magnificent 1930's art-deco refinements that are present throughout this large public house, the flagship of which is the breathtaking horseshoe bar. A fine pint of foaming Samual Smith's real ale awaits your delectation served at a price you would have expected to pay about 20 years ago. I cannot speak highly enough of this establishment.
Redstoke - 26 Sep 2007 11:11
This is a splendid ale house! Originally recommended by Lord Spooky (no relation), this pub boasts a fine selection of Samuel Smiths ales in attractive glasses which retail at highly reasonable prices.
SausagesandMash - 25 Sep 2007 13:45
I have been into the establishment on rare occasions and can honestly say that I would personally rather be seated drinking in gods waiting room, the regulars in there gave me the impression they thought I had arrived from another planet& the bar staff so indifferent that i might as well have been totally invisible.
picklepuss37 - 21 Sep 2007 08:54
This is a fantastic pub, with friendly staff, and they serve a great pint of Sam Smiths
Kernow21 - 9 Jun 2007 22:22
Stayed at The Norbreck Castle Hotel at the end of November for a week (485 bedrooms), a round consisting of a pint of Fosters with a large Bells and a dash of lemonade cost 7.60. Found this pub down the road and we went there every night till 11 then back to the Norbreck for the end of the entertainment and a few drinks before retiring to our room and a couple of shorts that we'd brought with us. The pub was nice and friendly,good quick service, a terriffic pint of mild which they dont sell in South Wales so i had to batter it "in excess of 12 pints a night and as chep as chips" as they say when your back home in good old Lancashire. Aye an we ad fish cheps and peas.
luvapint - 5 Mar 2007 17:27
Never been to such a boring pub in my life!!!!!!!!!!
greenwoods - 11 Feb 2007 02:14
Friendly well kept pub with top-notch Sam Smith beers.
wobblybob - 26 Dec 2006 14:47
An absolutely marvelous ale house with Sam Smiths ales a'plenty. Within walking distance of Bispham tram stop, there is simply no excuse not to travel on a Blackpool Corporation Tram to and, if possibly from, this fine establishment.

SausagesandMash - 18 Dec 2006 10:26
an oasis off the front well kept Sam Smiths beers friendly pub
lilscse - 8 May 2006 14:33
This is a quiet Sam Smith's Pub - No music good beer no grockles - Good Local pub -no good for funloving Blackpool Tourists
Biffabacon - 15 Sep 2005 20:22

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