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Post by Claretincraven » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:23 pm

A few of us are going for a boys weekend out to Southport this weekend, when I say boys 5 out of the 8 are OAPs and the other 3 are no spring chickens! Anyone any suggestions as to where to watch a bit of sport on the telly, like football and rugby, preferably with a nice pint of cask ale. Also decent pubs with a similar range of drinks. Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: Southport

Post by TheFamilyCat » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:26 pm

Try The Bridge for a few beers and The Turf for the footy. No advice for Southport after that though. Sorry.
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Re: Southport

Post by Tall Paul » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:55 pm

The Tavern by the train station.
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Re: Southport

Post by Southportclaret » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:14 pm

I'd recommend Birkdale rather than the town centre. Great pub called The Park for the football, and a few nice wine bars and restaurants. All right next to Birkdale station.
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Re: Southport

Post by Woodleyclaret » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:27 pm

The Swan Best fish and chips in the area just off Lord Street .Preston end
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Re: Southport

Post by jdrobbo » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:01 pm

Might not be your cup of tea, but I highly recommend a walk on Crosby Beach, to take in the ‘Another Place’ (Anthony Gormley) collection. It’s only ten minutes further along the coast, then fresh doughnuts from off Southport pier!
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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:05 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Might not be your cup of tea, but I highly recommend a walk on Crosby Beach, to take in the ‘Another Place’ (Anthony Gormley) collection. It’s only ten minutes further along the coast, then fresh doughnuts from off Southport pier! 486F96D0-1DA5-4C20-ACB0-B64719870CDC.jpeg
Thanks, that’s on the list of things to see.

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Re: Southport

Post by basil6345789 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:12 pm

Avoid The Scarisbrick
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Re: Southport

Post by Barlickclaret » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:13 pm

The Victoria, on the front facing the lake. Good for sport.
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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:45 pm

Barlickclaret wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:13 pm
The Victoria, on the front facing the lake. Good for sport.
Sounds like it’s close to our hotel.

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Re: Southport

Post by Barlickclaret » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:26 pm

Claretincraven wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:45 pm
Sounds like it’s close to our hotel.
You stopping at the bliss hotel? It's right across from there.

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Re: Southport

Post by martin_p » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:39 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Might not be your cup of tea, but I highly recommend a walk on Crosby Beach, to take in the ‘Another Place’ (Anthony Gormley) collection. It’s only ten minutes further along the coast, then fresh doughnuts from off Southport pier! 486F96D0-1DA5-4C20-ACB0-B64719870CDC.jpeg
Crosby beach is more like half an hour from Southport, you may be thinking Formby beach.

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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:49 pm

Barlickclaret wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:26 pm
You stopping at the bliss hotel? It's right across from there.
No, the Royal Clifton, which is a bit of a worry as it’s a Brittania Hotel and they seem to get nothing but bad publicity at the moment!

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Re: Southport

Post by Barlickclaret » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:56 pm

They might have improved with all the bad publicity, walk towards the bridge 50yrds past and the Victoria is on the front. Enjoy
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Re: Southport

Post by Jamesy » Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:39 pm

https://phoenixpub.net/

Several cask ales. Big screens. Beer is defo good, we supply it.

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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:15 am

Jamesy wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:39 pm
https://phoenixpub.net/

Several cask ales. Big screens. Beer is defo good, we supply it.
That was a place we had earmarked. Sounds good, thanks.

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Re: Southport

Post by Billy Balfour » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:44 pm

What made you pick Southport for a boozy weekend? I'd have gone to Manchester, or if you wanted a bit of outdoors stuff along with good pubs, I'd have headed to The Lakes. Each to their own, though. I'm just interested as to why you chose it.

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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:25 pm

Billy Balfour wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:44 pm
What made you pick Southport for a boozy weekend? I'd have gone to Manchester, or if you wanted a bit of outdoors stuff along with good pubs, I'd have headed to The Lakes. Each to their own, though. I'm just interested as to why you chose it.
A good question. It’s a get together that some have done for about 40 years. It started with trips to 5 nations rugby games, particularly Dublin and Edinburgh. It got progressively more difficult to get tickets to see games, it ended up with maybe 6 out of the 8 watching the game in a bar, so in1998 we decided to go to Benidorm for 7 night all inclusive for £199. That was quite a feat of endurance I can tell you. Apart from one further trip to Dublin all other trips have been to sunnier climes, usually for 3 or 4 nights. Oh, apart from a weekend in Scarborough when it snowed like hell when 4 of us went to a South Africa to watch the British Lions in later in 2009.
We decided to resurrect our tour after missing out last year, but in this country. Newcastle was suggested, but we thought it might be a bit lively for us. The oldest is a sprightly 81, 3 others are in their 70s, no one under 50.
2 or 3 decent pubs, similar with restaurants, and a place to put our head down on a night is all we need. It will mainly be remembering previous trips, and other trip members from years gone by.

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Re: Southport

Post by Billy Balfour » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:44 pm

Claretincraven wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:25 pm
It will mainly be remembering previous trips, and other trip members from years gone by.
Cheers for the post. Hope you all have a good time.
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Re: Southport

Post by Dressinggown » Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:46 pm

The missus and I go regularly to Southport for a night or a weekend away. There is now a direct train from Burnley. Nowt wrong with a bit of faded seaside glamour. Get down to Silcocks amusements on the Pier to play the Twopenny Falls !

As above, I would avoid staying at any of the Britannia hotels (Scarisbrick, Prince of Wales etc). There are ongoing plans to place over 300 new to area asylum seekers in the Britannia Metropole in Blackpool and it wouldn't surprise me if this is the plan for a number of their run down hotels. You would be much better off staying at the Premier Inn or Travelodge. The Vincent Hotel on Lord Street is very nice but a bit pricey.

There are plenty of good places to eat but decent pubs are a bit more hard to come by in town. There are two reasonable Wetherspoons but I would doubt they would be showing any sport.
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Re: Southport

Post by Hendrickxz » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:22 am

Try the Lakeside Inn on the North prom. It's reputed to be the UK's smallest pub. Last time I went the beer was excellent. Looks like an old bus shelter. You'll probably fill it!
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Re: Southport

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:28 am

https://www.kalash.co.uk/

If you like a good curry try here on Lord St

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Re: Southport

Post by Claretincraven » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:40 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:28 am
https://www.kalash.co.uk/

If you like a good curry try here on Lord St
A curry will very likely be on the menu. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Southport

Post by Hendrickxz » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:48 am

If you do go to see Gormley's statues of himself, watch where you walk. Went with my wife some years ago and we walked into quicksand. Ended up crawling out of it on our hands and knees and she had to go to Tesco for some new kex!

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