When I called in, the five handpumps on the bar were serving three Holt's beers – Bitter, Two Hoots and IPA – and Urban Fox from Bootleg Brewery; I particularly enjoyed this last one. They have a comprehensive range of Holt's bottled beers, and I also noticed a good wine selection. The pub has gained Cask Marque accreditation for its beer quality.
Next to the bar is a carvery, beyond that a chiller cabinet serving a large range of ice creams, and there is also a well-stocked sweet trolley. They offer various meal deals, including two-for-one on Mondays, curry night on Wednesdays, two steaks and a bottle of wine on Thursdays, and a special offer on children's meals on weekday afternoons, so children are clearly welcome. It is some time since I have eaten in the Richmond, but I did enjoy my meal the last time I had one there.
The pub is accessible and offers a number of facilities: a large car park, a beer garden, a function room, free WiFi and a quiz night on Thursdays. They play piped music.
The Richmond is at 234 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport, PR8 5HL. Tel: 01704 545782. It's opening hours are noon to 11.00, except Friday and Saturday when it closes at midnight. Food is served all day until 9.00pm. It has a Facebook page and its website is here.