Thursday, 10 October 2013

Merseyside's first micro-pub

A Liverpool Pigeon
Merseyside's first micro-pub is due to open tomorrow, 11 October, in Crosby. The Liverpool Pigeon has taken over a former children's clothes shop and will be featuring local brews such as George Wright and Liverpool Organic, up to 9 Belgian beers, 2 or 3 bottled German beers and two real ciders. Wine and soft drinks will also be available but strictly no lager, spirits, alcopops, TV, juke box or gaming machines.

It is being opened by Patrick Moore, a former primary school teacher, who got the idea after reading an interview with Martin Hillier who opened the UK's first micro-pub in Kent: I saw Martin speak about micro-pubs to the CAMRA conference a few years ago.

Opening hours are:
Tues to Thurs
12-2 and 5-9
12-2 and 4-9

The Liverpool Pigeon pub is at 14 Endbutt Lane, Crosby, L23 0TR, about 6 shops along from Liverpool Road (A565), and about a mile's walk from Blundellsands railway station, although the A565 is a major bus route. The name, Liverpool Pigeon, is of an extinct bird which probably came from Tahiti; only one specimen remains, and that's in the Liverpool World Museum. 

P.S. 16 May 2014.
Amended opening hours:
Tues-Fri 4-9
Sat 12-9
Sun 12-5
Closed Monday


  1. I'll have to give it a coat of looking at.

  2. I'll try to visit there on Sunday (27th) before the beer festival.

    I'll also try to visit the Freshfield Hotel.
    Do you know their opening times on Sundays?
    There's two kinds of information.

    Harri - The Real Ale Hunter from Finland

  3. Hello Harri. The Freshfield opens from 11am to 11pm on Sundays.

  4. I dropped into this boozer on Saturday night just gone and it was ticking over nicely.. Pint of Southport something was lovely and LOB Iron Men was lovely too.
    Good vibe and it's actually a bit of a bigger space than I expected.

    Early days, but liked it a lot!


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