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The Railway, Liverpool

The beer choice was very mainstream and adventurous, but I do really like the place with its strange old-fashioned layout and distinct areas. Doesn't feel quite as cosy as other pubs in the area though.

12 Jan 2018 14:12

Vernon Arms, Liverpool

Yet another pub in this area that feels like a step back in time, a really homely place and with a mixed clientele on my visit. Incredibly cheap food too. Ale quality variable though.

12 Jan 2018 14:09

Ye Hole in Ye Wall, Liverpool

Very, very cosy and atmospheric place, a step back in time. Beer choice not bad at all either. An underrated pub.

12 Jan 2018 14:07

Thomas Rigby's, Liverpool

Good place to eat if you're doing a crawl in this area. But I'm yet to have a decent pint! Courtyard is the Mecca of Liverpool in summer.

12 Jan 2018 14:06

Robin Hood, Orrell

Fairly cosy, if a little characterless,very nice food and ale. Probably as good a suburban pub in this area as you can get.

12 Jan 2018 12:43

Cricketers Arms, St Helens

Best ale selection in St Helens, but an absolute nightmare to get served if it has a few customers. So I won't return too often.

12 Jan 2018 12:41

Sefton, St Helens

One of the Stonegate chain, which appears to be a clone of Wetherspoons. Hence you get decent cheap ale, but no atmosphere or charm whatsoever.

12 Jan 2018 12:39

The Unicorn, Billinge

Now a very good Indian restaurant after a very troubled period as Winston's Pizza at the Unicorn. Definitely not a pub I'm afraid.

12 Jan 2018 12:36

Hare and Hounds, Billinge

A rural wet-led community pub, feels like your gran's living room inside. Cosy but very unfashionable. Always good beer and conversation though.

12 Jan 2018 12:34

Colliers Arms, Kings Moss

More well known for its food (which *is* excellent) than anything else, and nothing particularly special inside or out. A rather more down to earth place than the average rural foodie pub, so I do retain a soft spot for it.

12 Jan 2018 12:33

The Holts Arms, Wigan

Now very much a trendy gastro spot, and probably the only time I have been in a pub with more people drinking gin than beer! The food does look good, and it's rather cosy inside, but not my favourite 'pub' in the area.

12 Jan 2018 12:31

The Red Cat, St Helens

Expensive, typical rural gastropub, but it does retain a nice cosy bar area (would be very cramped if it gets busy though). Beer garden is done nicely but too close to the road to be particularly peaceful. Still, pleasant enough pub.

12 Jan 2018 12:27

The Masons Arms, Wigan

Only pub really worth visiting in the area, a family run pub off the beaten track, doesn't attract any idiots and always an interesting selection of ales.

12 Jan 2018 12:25

The Billinge Arms, Billinge

An absolute dive, a modern but scruffy bar with a strange atmosphere and seemingly run by teenagers. Apparently having a refit soon.

12 Jan 2018 12:23

Foresters Arms, Billinge

Rough and ready locals pub, not much to recommend about it really. Handpumps removed about a year ago.

12 Jan 2018 12:21

Squires Bar, Billinge

Wasn't a bad pub at all, but far too quiet and with two other pubs nearby its closure wasn't a surprise. Now converted to a nursery

12 Jan 2018 12:19

The Eagle and Child, Billinge

Cask choices never especially exciting (always Lancaster Red/Amber in my experience), but very very good value for the area at £2 a pint. The pub is quite atmospheric, friendly and seems to be losing its dodgy reputation. Miles better than the Stork across the road.

12 Jan 2018 12:18

The Stork Inn, Billinge

Pretty bad, keg only (despite 2 handpumps) scruffy and pretty empty. There really is a huge gap in the market for decent pubs in Billinge.

12 Jan 2018 12:16

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