It never rains but it pours (literally so, as I type). Hot on the heels of the George Hotel acoustic nights comes news of the wonderfully named Grateful Fred's. Described as "roots and acoustic nights", it will meet monthly with guest performers; their first three are international, two from America and the third from Australia. With an admission of £5 and meeting at the Freshfield Hotel, which has a great range of real ales, this venture looks very promising - check the website for more details.
The Freshfield is already known for the open mike nights, at which I've played a couple of times, and a monthly jazz night. It's in Massam's Lane, Formby, L37 7BD.