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Ship Inn, Hoylake

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Very nice pub with a nice crowd - six ales on and the Trappers Hat in good condition - would come back - friendly.
kernott1 - 5 Dec 2013 18:21
Another reasonably busy pub on the Wirral yesterday afternoon/early evening. This pub has a nautical theme, with a number of model ships and other maritime odds and sods. The beer range wasn't too inspiring - Bombardier, Deuchars, Landlord & Abbot. Although they do seem to have Trappers Hat on permanently too. Not a pub I'd rush back to. Although I have to give special mention to the toilets - I thought the gents were in particularly good condition and very clean.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2012 21:06
Revisited a couple of days ago and sadly the beer wasn't as good. The Trapper's Hat tasted stale and the Golden Pippin was more like Golden Vinegar. Third choice was Well's Bombardier which was ok and got better as the night went on. You have to question whether a pub should have 6 or 8 real ales if they can only look after 2 or 3 of them. Live Trad Jazz band was an unexpected bonus.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 13 Jan 2010 20:46
Friendly staff and good beer (Brimstage "Trapper's Hat" & Skipton "Golden Pippin"). My first visit and not my last.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 12 Dec 2009 14:12
Looks like they took note of my comments on the garden furniture - all new benches now to complement a general sprucing up out there. Very pleasant last week of a lunch when the weather was great and my Copper Dragon Best, Thwaites Wainwright and Betwixt Dark Matter beers were all very good.

I'm wondering whether the pub has changed hands given that the marketing seems different?
barlick - 14 Sep 2009 11:50
Good selection of real ales when we were there. I really must start taking notes in the pubs I visit as my memory is not what it used to be! Nice beer garden too. We will certainly go there again soon.
doj - 9 Sep 2009 23:37
Very decent pub on the main street. Up to 10 (maybe more?) different real ales, with several ever-presents (Pride, Bombardier, Thwaites etc), but guests like Brimstage's brews and Betwixt. Essentially one big, rambling room inside.

However, I have had the odd sour pint as the range offered is large as mentioned and quite a few punters don't go big on the real ale, so it lies around a bit. This shouldn't put folk off though, as it will be changed, but perhaps drop the range a little and guarantee consistency?

Nice garden with a lovely lived in feel (the benches have about 12months left in them, I wager) with about 50 or more carp in a pond.

Does food too
barlick - 3 Jul 2009 13:13
The best (only?) real ale pub in Hoylake.
Can get very crowded at weekends.
Nice beer garden.
Well worth a visit.

wirraldrinker - 2 Jul 2009 11:03

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