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Cheshire Lines Inn, Southport

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Pleasant pub with a railway theme, sizeable smoking area at the front and my pint of Martland Mill 'Clogmaker' was very palatable.
alehippy - 27 Jun 2016 20:22
Had lunch there today (my first visit) and was impressed. Good pint of dark beer (sorry didn't note the name) and the management/bar staff very friendly and efficient The beef stew was excellent and for the first time in a long while I couldn't finish it there was so much - and the home made chips were really good (definitely not the all too common oven chips). Yes there were a lot of old people in there but they were enjoying themselves and it is obviously a comfortable place for them to meet and have a meal and drink. Don't know what it's like at night but I'd definitely go back for lunch next time I'm in Southport
josan4u - 3 May 2013 19:08
Yep reburbed and open for business, very much the same, off key singer, ignorant customers, main bar is the annexe for Southport general mortuary dept, you can tell I didn't like it nice bar staff felt sorry for them.
boosi - 30 Sep 2012 11:29
Under new Management, hopefully will get better, it couldn't get any worse!!
boosi - 2 Jun 2012 23:24
The first time my boyfriend and I went into this place the bartender chewed our head off for turning off a very loud television! We were trying to have a conversation while listening to the trivia answers. Later, when I ask for a shot the barmaid said, "I don't do shots here. I don't want more of your kind coming in here, we don't want more young people coming in here and wrecking the place." I gasped but tried not to let it ruin my night. I am 42 years old! Not some reckless college student! After this we still stayed only because we ran into some friends that were there. After this terrible welcome I did not want to return. Low and behold I found myself back at this place a second time a month later. It started off ok, but the crowd really are very old, they are bitter people that have nothing else better to do than to gossip and make you feel unwelcome. Ok, you got it. We will never come back to this awful place with rude people again!
Lisa4brit - 31 Mar 2012 15:47
This pub has a fine frontage and lies not far from Southport's main drag. The clientele are on the older side, but service was friendly. The small front bar opens up to a larger drinking area. There is also a small side bar, where we sat alone. Only Tetleys Cask Bitter & Dark Mild were available. A nice building, but could do with a better ale selection.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Sep 2011 13:56
In there on Thursday, pretty dreadful really, unhappy looking barmaid with a hacking cough, stayed for one, and then looked for a flu jab!! poor.
dazey - 30 Apr 2011 17:01
Walked in waited for the barmaid (landlady?) to serve us, she looked at us and continued to gossip with a regualr, we left, looked like a Tetleys house no actual clips on the pumps so unclear to what was available.
burns20 - 9 Aug 2010 13:03
Visited here on New Years day, miserable cow, (not the Landlady we ascertained), behind the bar, clearly didn't want to be there and certainly didn't want to serve a non regular.

There was only a clip showing Tetley Mild and I politely asked if that was the only cask beer on offer.

"There's Bitter" she says with as much warmth as an iceberg, pointing to a non existent clip. It was ok but no more than that.

Not worth the trek for us and no we won't be going back.
MartynT - 3 Jan 2010 13:32
Backstreet local's pub with a decidedly mature feel, as has the town in general. It's pleasant enough inside but unremarkable (although the art-deco front sign looks original and is nice), with a small front room and larger back room. Busy on my visit with karaoke on- not my favourite. Tetley Bitter was the only real ale available on my visit- it was kept pretty well but dull. It's an OK pub, probably not worth the walk out of town but if you're passing worth a punt.
Carlurmston - 22 Dec 2009 17:51
Pleasant back street boozer with a patio fronted drinking area. Somewhat narrow with the bar at the front. Once the OAP day centres in Southport close, this is the place the elderly of the town migrate to. On my recent visit there was a septuagenarian, perma-tanned crooner who looked like a reject from "Cruise Ship Idol" as he belted out such classics as "Blue Spanish Eyes" from his ultra-echoey karaoke machine to the adoring "Ethels & Mabels". Not really my scene, but give it a few years & I may just roll up in my mobility scooter & try "grabbing a granny" & half a milk stout.
happytyskie - 6 Jul 2009 22:06

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