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Tap and Bottles

Address: 19 Cambridge Walks, Chapel Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1EN [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Southport (0.1 miles), Birkdale (1 mile), Meols Cop (1.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 4 users)
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user reviews of Tap and Bottles, Southport

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Made a return visit to this micropub on Bonfire night (daytime) last year. It wasn't as busy as my last visit. But I see they have removed the seating that was upstairs on my last visit. Ales this time were Mobberley Brewhouse Boom Juice, Melwood High Time, Wylam 011 Loral & Salopian Mixed Metaphor. Ciders were Thistly Cross Strawberry & Weston's Mulled Cider. Not quite as impressed as last time. But I'll keep my score as 7/10.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Feb 2018 22:04
Vibrant micropub in a shopping arcade just around the corner from the station. Seems to manage to pack a quart into a pint pot. A small number of tables of varying sizes and heights with some seating and recycled beer crates for foot-rests. Two large display units and a fridge full of interesting bottles – most of which have their history handwritten on a label. A small bar with 4 handpumps, and (I think) 8 craft keg lines (some on the bar, some on the wall behind). There were also some crates of bottles on the floor – not sure if they were coming or going.

I tried the Wily Fox Black Pearl which was very nice. In fact, I was so impressed I stopped for another one, this time BAD Dazed and Confused.

As for food, I saw a sign saying “beer tapas” but I’m not sure what that consisted of.

Unlike a previous poster, I noticed the CAMRA discount sign, and got 10p of my first half (it’s 20p a pint). No discount on my second beer, as it was craft keg.

Finally, I was shocked to read on BITE that there was an upstairs – how could I have missed that ?!

8/10 – not a traditional pub, but thoroughly recommended.

Martinsh - 4 Oct 2016 23:14
This was the best pub/bar I tried in Southport last weekend. It is classed as a micropub and is situated at the end of an arcade, in an alleyway. There are only a few tables at ground floor level and the bar area can get very cramped. I retreated upstairs where there are tables with old arcade games. Although the space is even smaller and a little claustrophobic. Ales were Totally Brewed Sorachi Mango IPA, Cross Bay Rauch Bier, Hophurst Campfire & Salopian Bauhaus. There is also a good selection of craft beers on keg. These included Melwood Instant Karma, Salopian Kashmir & Mad Hatter Absence of Strawberries. In addition, there is a good bottle selection. Easily the best pub in Southport sampled on this visit and probably the best I've been to in the town so far. No CAMRA discount was offered, despite me later discovering it advertised by CAMRA. Nevertheless, I'd recommend it.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Mar 2016 14:36
A small off licence cum bar in a shopping arcade. Nice ales on draught and plenty of bottles but a bit cramped and you can be a bit of a spare part if you don't bag one of the few seats or spaces.
Snarling_Mallard - 15 Jun 2015 22:07

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