|The Corner Post|
I'm happy to report that yet another new micropub has opened locally: the Corner Post in Brighton-le-Sands in Crosby, less than ten minutes' walk from Blundellsands & Crosby railway station. The premises used to be the local post office, and there is still a postbox outside. It is not large, but good use has been made of the available space: the door is on the street corner, there is a drinking alcove where the fireplace used to be, and it is pleasantly and unobtrusively decorated.
The beers that were on when I visited with my friend who lives locally were: Peerless Pale; Rock The Boat Dazzle; Liverpool Organic Joseph Williamson; Red Star Formby Blonde; and Henry Weston's Family Reserve Cider. Other drinks include red, white, rosé wine and Liverpool Gin. I tried three of the beers, including the Formby Blonde and the Dazzle, neither of which I'd had before. Of the two I preferred the Formby Blonde, but there was nothing wrong with any of the beers on offer.
Although the micropub had been open for little over a week when we visited, there was a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and I bumped into a former colleague whom I had not seen for at least seven years, which led to some nostalgic chatting. I gather that the launch had been nerve racking, but they seemed to have got into their stride; my friend certainly anticipated calling in regularly. The Corner Post is at 25 Bridge Road, Brighton-le-Sands, Crosby, L23 6SA. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other micropub news
Subject to planning permission, Molloys furniture shop at 589 Lord Street, Southport, will be converted into a real ale bar with outdoor seating to the front.
In Waterloo, an application has been made for change of use from a shop and café to a micropub brew-tap and off-licence at 77 St Johns Road.
This is part of a series of articles that I am writing for the CAMRA column in our local paper, the Southport Visiter. Previous reviews are here.