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Magazine Hotel, Wallasey

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user reviews of the Magazine Hotel, Wallasey

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Still has a lot of bass paraphernalia at the front and still sells the stuff but I went for the Trappers Hat instead. Nice enough place with a snug to the right as you go in and bar to the left which narrows towards the window . Views out over the river. Worth a trek along the front.
Snarling_Mallard - 26 Apr 2019 12:55
Well worth the walk from the station. A great place with Bass beer in good nick.

Old_King_Cole - 11 Nov 2014 21:16
Beer of the highest quality, including Bass, and a great river view, plenty of space inside. Only 50 yards from the coastal path but difficult to spot, so you need to look out for the path with derelict land on the right (or use GPS).
Oveonhisphone - 12 Jul 2014 17:26
It's a gorgeous pub, at it's best when the sun sets beautifully over the Wirral as it did last night. Bass was excellent, the pub has several drinking areas, staff are friendly, prices are good, wish I lived in New Brighton.
mtaylor40 - 27 Jul 2011 22:12
This pub is a real find, although I suppose only the locals know where Wallasey ends and where New Brighton begins as the Magazine is in the first and The Pilot Boat a stone's throw away is in the latter.When we arrived ,five minutes before opening time, on a Saturday morning, the tide was out.We were the first in and the landlord recommended the Bass.I was a little dubious as Bass has had a bad press since changing hands.Anyway I succumbed to the gentleman's protestations on its behalf and I ended up finishing off three pints.When we left an hour later the tide was in. the beer must have been good.
shouldersarms - 13 May 2011 17:45
The Magazine is now re-opened and apparently little changed from what it was previously. This was my first visit and I was reasonably impressed. It appears quite an old place with multiple rooms offering a retreat from the main bar area if you so desire. A large fireplace with many horse brasses dominates the main bar area, with Toby jugs hanging from the ceiling. At the rear of the pub, there is a bowling green and the one room has bowling trophies and the like. From the front windows, there is a pleasant view across the Mersey. Beers on were Spitting Feathers Farmhouse Ale & Basket Case, Copper Dragon Scotts 1816, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Bass.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Mar 2011 12:36
Just read in local paper that this pub is closed following a fire last month.
wirraldrinker - 20 May 2010 22:37
Unspoilt suburban gem overlooking the river, 10 minutes from the fort and front at New Brighton.
The pub has an unusual layout that is in the main part intact, although doors have been removed. The long bar room has 3 medium-sized rooms leading off from it, a back room with a small TV, a side room and a room at the front left hand side of the pub as you enter. None of these is small enough to be called a snug, however the front room has a cosy atmosphere and is the most intact, and also affords a fine view over the river to Bootle docks.
The main bar room has most features, with a splendid fireplace and real fire surrounded by numerous brasses and mirrors. Dim lighting and red shading throughout add to the atmosphere. No piped music but unfortunately the odd quiz machine. As noted the pub has bowling green to the rear.
The pub was a Bass pub and this is still evident with the sign, etched door and internal mirrors. Beer selection is Bass itself, Landlord, Thwaites Original plus two guests from the local Spitting Feathers brewery, Thirst Quencher and Special Ale.
This is a fine old pub that is worth a visit in it's own right, and you should make a beeline here if in the Wallasey area for any reason. For the lover of traditional pubs I would also consider it to be worth the trip across from Liverpool as it is a pleasant 15 minute riverside walk from New Brighton station.
Carlurmston - 22 Feb 2010 17:30
This pub dates from 1759 and formed its own Bowls Club attached to the rear beer garden in 1853. Wooden scrolls around the pub proclaim club officers since 1897. Retains 4 small cosy rooms off the main bar area inc one for dining. Low beams, real fire + brasses. Beer Gdn + seats at front have good views down cobble St to the Prom, Beach, The Mersey & beyond. 5 hand pulls gave 4 beers and Spitfire was superb! Still an M&B (Bass) tie but a fair selection of guests. Great grub Steak+Ale 5-95!
Thur night Folk Music club. Lovely unspoilt back street town pub.
Reviewed 20/02/09 by SADCATS on Tour! SCORE- 8.

Saxon_Scooper - 25 Feb 2009 19:16
Excellant unspoit pub with character. Real gem. Beers on offer, Deuchers IPA, Bass, Everards Tiger, M+B Mild and TT Landlord. Worth the walk down the Prom from New Brighton.
trains2064 - 28 Aug 2008 00:44
Just re-visited this excellent riverside pub, must be 5 years since the last visit, only because I have to drive to get there. Seems totally unchanged thank God. Bigger than I remember, as you enter from the front the main room (bar on the right) welcomes you with beamed ceilings, cartoon pictures and a glimpse of the fire at the far end. There are three rooms off this to the left, the one at the front a snug, the one at the back quite large, sometimes has music nights. The fireplace is floor to ceiling dark carved wood covered in brasses with a highly polished club fender. Timothy Taylors 'Landlord' and 'Black Sheep' were nice although a little too chilled. 'Abbot ale also on but not sampled. This is a really nice unspoit old fashioned pub. I just wish I lived round the corner. Seek it out if you're in the area.
Wirral_RealAlians - 20 Apr 2008 21:59
Excellent and unspoilt, retaining its small rooms and character. Beer (Deuchars IPA/ Taylor's Landlord) in very good nick but a bit pricey.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 16 Dec 2007 22:44
From 20/06/2007:

The beer garden has been done up. Sheltered from the wind, and with a great view of the river, it is a good

place for a pint on a sunny afternoon, or warm summer evening.

Magellan - 8 Dec 2007 11:53
Old river-side pub, with great character; one of the few remaining in Wallasey.

Several cosy rooms off the main bar, the latter with brasses, fireplace, and mementos of former resident characters.

Convivial service, good choice of beers (Bass is the main brew), and food cooked on the premises.
Magellan - 8 Dec 2007 11:45

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