Friday, 17 August 2012

Hesketh Arms Beer Festival, Churchtown

Picture borrowed from CAMRA
Southport & West Lancs Facebook page
The Hesketh Arms in Churchtown, Southport, is holding a beer festival over the Bank Holiday weekend. I don't recall this pub holding a festival previously - I do recall the Bold Arms across the road doing so in the 1980s, which were the first pub beer festivals I'd ever heard of.

The Hesketh is an old pub, which unfortunately had its original wood panels ripped out a few years ago to accommodate a new floor layout, and replaced by modern wooden wall panels. The inside is now a pleasant facsimile of an old pub, whereas before it was the real thing.

Still, that can't be helped now. It is a real ale pub that usually has a small but varying range. The festival will run 25 - 27 August and will feature "live music and a great choice of cask" beers. More than that I can't say as the pub website has no details at all, which is a bit of an own goal if you want people to know what you're putting on, but I often find pub websites are pretty useless.

The Hesketh Arms is on Botanic Road in picturesque Churchtown village in the northern part of Southport (postcode PR9 7NA). The 49 bus from the town centre passes it. Close to the pub you can find the Bold Arms, Churchtown village shops and the Botanic Gardens.


  1. I'll try to get a bank loan then I might go.

  2. Point taken - the Hesketh isn't the cheapest pub in town.


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