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The Swinging Arm, Birkenhead - pub details

Swinging Arm

Address: 61-63 Church Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5EG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 35289) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hamilton Square (0.2 miles), Green Lane (0.5 miles), Birkenhead Central (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 9 users)
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Oh.....forgot to mention that the absurdly high bar has been replaced by one of standard height however it appears to have been made from pieces of scrap timber.
wirraldrinker - 7 May 2015 13:48
Marstons Pedigree and Brimstage Trappers Hat available on a recent visit. I had a pint of Trappers Hat but it was very poor. Next time I looked the pump clip was turned round so I must have got the end of the barrel. The Pedigree was fine. A metal band was playing (very loud) and the pub was crowded and hot. The atmosphere was fine and not at all threatening despite some very rough looking characters.
wirraldrinker - 6 May 2015 21:52
Went in here late on Friday night after a trip to Pacific Road Arts Centre.
The place was heaving due to a band playing. There was a good atmosphere but a few of the punters were scary.
I had a pint of Timothy Taylors 'Landlord' which was fine.

wirraldrinker - 5 Feb 2012 21:39
This pub appears to have gone downhill in recent times. If you like your music loud, you'll probably enjoy an evening here. Last time I was here, I visited on a weekend evening when a band was playing. In the meantime, I heard reports of the pub stocking a good range of ales and ciders. However our visit last night revealed that all of the ciders have gone and the ale selection is nothing special. Hobgoblin, Landlord, Bombardier and Dark Island were supposed to be the beers on offer. We plumped for the latter but found a dark red beer - perhaps Red MacGregor - instead. This pub still has a fine view over the Mersey to Liverpool and is worth visiting for that alone. However, I doubt I'll be back in the near future. We supped up quickly and headed to Gallaghers!
blue_scrumpy - 22 Dec 2011 17:37
Idiosyncratic rocker's pub with an enviable view over the river to Liverpool. It's almost in the town centre but on a residential street so is not too easy to find. It' s one large, airy room, with a raised area where frequent gigs are held. A jukebox and pool table are focal points, and the walls are covered with Americana, posters, guitars etc, giving the place a roadhouse feel. On the beer front, Spitfire, Landlord and Bombardier were available on my visit- not the strongest selection, but of the 'big beers' these are my favourite so no real complaints. Landlord was first from the barrel but excellent. Food is limited to snacks and pies. A friendly feel, although not strictly traditional for reasons listed above. This is easily the second best pub in Birkenhead at the moment, and whilst you should head for the Stork first, it's well worth a visit.
Carlurmston - 17 Jun 2010 17:52

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