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The Ferry Tavern, Penketh - pub details

Ferry Tavern
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Address: Station Road, Fiddlers Ferry, Penketh, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 2UJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19250) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sankey For Penketh (1.5 miles), Warrington Bank Quay (2.8 miles), Runcorn East (3.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.2/10 (rated by 16 users)
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A difficult pub to find this one so make sure your sat nav is up to date. When you arrive at your destination you have to park your car on the other side of the railway then cross to get there. The pub is inbetween a canal and the ship canal. Apparently they have a lot of whiskey ,over 300 of them from what I have heard and if you drink so many of them you get prizes. Drink 300! And you get the bottle of your choice. There was 3 real ales on and we all tried each others which were on form. I'd visit this pub again but I wouldn't drive next time.
Caskales - 8 Nov 2013 09:48
Went here on Thursday night, four of us got a taxi over from Warrington. Concur with views below - had six real ales on, 3 of them from regional suppliers - the best of the evening being George Wright - Pipe Dream. The other beers were also very good, including Courage Best, GK Abbot Ale, Ruddles County, Six Bells Bursting Out and Bowland Pheasant Plucker.
kernott1 - 13 Jun 2010 21:18
Tricky pub to find first time round but well worth the effort. Good selection of real ales, the Bowland Slogger was particularly tasty. Lovely location by the river, just gutted this place isnt my local!
citizencains - 27 Jun 2009 10:03
Classic pub in an unlikely spot near Fiddlers Ferry power station which is visible from much of Cheshire and South Lancashire- the power station not the pub! It is best reached by the canal towpath, situated as it is between the Sankey Canal (unnavigable) and the River Mersey, just on the Lancashire side. As such, it's great for walkers and cyclists doing the trans-pennine trail, and can be incorpoated in a walk from Warrington to Widnes. However, it can be reached from Penketh over the level crossing and canal bridge. The pub has reputedly been here for centuries, and gets its name from a ferry service that operated for people to cross the river. The inside is highly traditional, with a long bar and several rooms leading off to each side, each filled with plenty of interesting memorabilia. There appeared to be an upstairs area which was closed, and also a large beer garden affording picturesque views over the Mersey, which must get busy in summer. Sunday afternoon trade was bustling on my visit, good to see. Great choice of ales, at least 4 which I hadn't encountered before and friendly service, i plumped for a blonde one which I forget the name of, but it was in fine form. I recommend that you seek out this pub if in the area, you will not be disappointed.
Carlurmston - 11 Mar 2009 14:10
i have been going to this pub for over 50 years. it is a pity that they no longer do food in the evening as it was one of the best pubs around for their restaurant.
Bobtuesdaynight - 1 Feb 2008 16:26

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