|The Scotch Piper|
The pub is certainly old enough: the date AD 1320 is displayed outside, and it looks suitably ancient with its white walls and thatched roof. Inside there are three rooms in a row with traditional black wooden beams, low ceilings, whitewashed walls, and a roaring fire in winter. The tiny bar, about four feet long, is in the room to the left as you enter; you reach the other two rooms through a short corridor to the right.
Special events at the pub include an acoustic folk session every Thursday evening and an open mike night on Saturday evenings. Wednesday is biker night when as many as four hundred bikers can converge on the pub.
Features of the pub include Wi-Fi, a car park and a beer garden, and the pub is both family and dog friendly, although the small size of the rooms might make it uncomfortable for children at busy times.
The pub is on Southport Road (A5147), Lydiate, L31 4HD, and is served by the 300 bus service. Tel.: 0151 526 2207. Opening Times: Monday-Tuesday 3.30 to 11.00; Wednesday-Thursday 1.00 to 11.00; Friday 1.00 to 11.30; Saturday 12.00 to 11.30; Sunday 12.00 to 11.00.